SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.

Naxos of America, Inc.

October 04, 2011 16:48 ET

X5 Music Group, Fidelio Music, Pierian Recording Society, and Prelude Records Join the Naxos of America Distribution Family

Naxos of America Announces the Distribution Launch of Four Labels in October 2011

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2003, X5 Music ( has become Europe's leading digital music label. By licensing and acquiring unique music catalogs, X5 strives to refine recorded material into new, high-quality products. These are tailor made for the major digital vendors, mobile operators and mobile handset manufacturers, and are intended for a global market.

In the past three years, X5 Music has become the best selling digital classical label in the US. With 100 million songs sold and 10 recent billboard hits, X5 has decided to take the digital music model, which has proven to be so successful for the company, and begin releasing physical CDs. Naxos of America is proud to join X5 as the physical distributor for this new venture.

Fidelio ( is a young, dynamic company specializing in quality acoustic recording that aims to promote local and international talent in classical and jazz music. The company was created with the goal to reproduce, with no compromise and as accurately as possible, one or more musicians performing in a room with a natural and fabulous acoustic.

To reach its objectives, Fidelio uses sophisticated equipment rarely used. They use tube and transistor equipment to fill the acoustic requirements of a given recording project and a limited number of microphones to keep a realistic stereophonic image.

The Pierian Recording Society (, founded in 2000, is dedicated to the preservation of historic performances and the recording of obscure repertoire. Central to its focus is the acclaimed series of Welte transfers by Kenneth K. Caswell, an internationally recognized authority on the reproducing piano; his work includes the recordings of Debussy, Scriabin, Ravel, Carreño and Bloomfield-Zeisler. The catalogue includes recordings of the works of Nicolai Lopatnikoff, Benjamin Lees, Ernest Gold and Kent Kennan.

Prelude Records produces high quality classical music recordings performed by world-class musicians. Prelude chooses to make no studio-based recordings as very little classical music was written to be performed in them, with preferred venues being concert halls, cathedral, churches and county houses.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America ( is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S.

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