SOURCE: Naxos of America

June 12, 2007 09:30 ET

Naxos of America Launches NaxosDirect Online Classical Music Boutique

America's #1 Independent Classical Music Distributor Offers CDs, DVDs, AudioBooks From Naxos and Other Featured Labels

FRANKLIN, TN and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Naxos of America, the #1 independent distributor of classical music in the United States, is proud to announce the launch of NaxosDirect (www.naxosdirect.com), an exciting new foray into delivering CDs, DVDs, and AudioBooks directly to the consumer. The online boutique shop features over 5,000 albums from award-winning Naxos, the world's leading independent classical music label, as well as acclaimed releases from Naxos of America's distributed label partners.

NaxosDirect makes it easy, fun, and rewarding to shop for classical music. Highlights include:

Quick, intuitive search tools

NaxosDirect visitors can find their music by keyword search and by categories specific to classical music. Newcomers can work from general information -- the last name of a composer or a genre -- to get what they want, while connoisseurs can quickly find very specific labels, performers, or pieces.

Interactive features

Online customer reviews, the NaxosDirect Blog, and a regularly updated News section involve customers and keep them informed on classical music happenings. Extensive composer biographies, historical information, and an audio player provide important information on individual releases.

Customer Rewards Program

Each time they buy, customers earn points that they can redeem for discounts on future purchases; they can also share the NaxosDirect wealth by e-mailing a special incentive offer to friends. NaxosDirect gift certificates will also be available for purchase.

Naxos of America and Naxos of Canada will also soon be launching a Canadian version of NaxosDirect.

For more information on NaxosDirect or a guided tour of the site, please contact Mark Berry at 212-681-4408 or mberry@naxosusa.com.

NaxosDirect is presented by Naxos of America, the #1 independent classical music distributor in the US. In addition to the massive Naxos catalog, NaxosDirect also offers CDs from classical labels CPO, Marco Polo, Dacapo, CBC, First Edition, PentaTone, Artek, Profil, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as DVDs from Opus Arte, TDK, Arthaus, Idéale Audience, and EuroArts.

The move into online retail by Franklin, Tennessee-based Naxos of America -- owned by the North American Classical Company, a subsidiary of Naxos Global Distribution -- is part of a broader strategy to use the internet to provide classical fans with access to the music they love.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mark A. Berry
    Publicist
    North America
    Naxos of America
    222 East 46th Street, 303N
    New York, NY 10017
    Email Contact
    212-681-4408 (phone)
    212-681-4409 (fax)
    917-892-6901 (cell)