SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.

Naxos of America, Inc.

December 01, 2011 13:13 ET

Artists, Engineers and Producers From Naxos of America Family of Distributed Labels Honored With 26 Grammy® Award Nominations

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - The Recording Academy® honored artists from Naxos, 2L, Bee Jazz, Cedille, Chandos, Dacapo, New Amsterdam, Ondine, Opus Arte, OUR Recordings, Sono Luminus and Warner Classics -- with a combined 26 nominations across 11 categories this year. The 54th Annual Grammy® Awards will be announced on February 12, 2012.

Jim Selby, CEO of Naxos of America, commented, "I am delighted to again see so many fine recordings from the NOA family of labels receive Grammy nominations. My congratulations to the artists, engineers and producers involved in each of these projects. Their talent and dedication creates the vitality and excitement that makes our industry so unique."

The Naxos label garnered 4 nominations, all from the Naxos American Classics Series. This highly-acclaimed series boasts a unique catalogue of both well-known and rarely recorded masterpieces by the greatest American composers both familiar and unfamiliar. Performers, engineers and composers for the following Naxos recordings received nominations: Robert Aldridge: "Elmar Gantry" (Best Engineered Album, Classical; Best Contemporary Classical Composition), Gabriela Lena Frank: "Hilos" (Best Small Ensemble Performance), and Joseph Schwantner: "Percussion Concerto" (Best Classical Instrumental Solo).

For a full list of nominations received by the Naxos of America family of labels this year, go to:

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America ( is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 30,000 SKUs to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 30,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and more than 125 distributed labels.

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