FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - North America's #1 classical music distributor, Naxos of America, is pleased to welcome Divine Art Recordings (www.divineartrecords.com/DAhome.htm), Metier Records (www.divineartrecords.com/DAhome.htm) and Skarbo (www.skarbo.fr) to its distribution family.
Divine Art Recordings is the original label of the Divine Art Group founded in 1993, and now the flagship imprint for serious music of all genres and periods up to the mid 20th century, excluding more challenging and avant-garde contemporary repertoire. The label's motto is "the Divine Art of Musick toucheth the Very Soul" and its mission to seek out and record unfamiliar, lost and neglected masterpieces, with an occasional foray into core repertoire.
Founded in 1992 and acquired by Divine Art in 2007, Metier swiftly became one of the UK's leading labels for new music and is the preferred home for many contemporary composers and performers; specializing in the more challenging, explorative and progressive genres, Metier also carries a series of new lyrical chamber music, and the 'Re-Appraisal' series which re-examines Beethoven's musical and cultural position. In addition, Metier Jazz presents modern jazz from the USA and UK. The newly launched Metier World is the label's imprint for world, ethnic and roots-based music.
Skarbo is a high quality French label that releases original classical music projects, including rarely recorded repertoire from the 18th to 20th centuries. Collaborating with many internationally renowned artists has brought the label critical acclaim and recognition from a variety of media outlets.
Naxos of America: Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America (http://www.facebook.com/NaxosUSA) is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 35,000 titles on CD and DVD 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 150 distributed labels.