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11/8/2016
U.S. Election Favorites

Working on a last minute "get out the vote" ad? Nothing says "Get out and vote today" like Aaron Copland! Check out our short featured list of some American favorites, and uplifting melodies perfect to complete that project, or just to enjoy while in line to vote. Check out the featured playlists here - and here!

11/7/2016
Netflix's - The Crown

Naxos is pleased to be a part of the newest Netflix Original series "The Crown" - with the inclusion of the Prelude to Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde". Be sure to take a listen during episode 3 (during your binge session) - and should your project call for the power of Classical music, reach out to any number of our Naxos agents around the world for help! Check out the trailer for the series below!

10/26/2016
Split Trailer - Naxos & Penderecki

Naxos & Source/Q are excited to provide the music for the latest trailer for the M. Night Shyamalan film "Split". Check it out below - and when the project calls for some Penderecki to lend that otherworldly, creepy, scary, or suspenseful sound - be sure to drop your Naxos representative a line. We know the catalog inside and out, and are always ready to help make your next project the best it can be! Trailer music c/o the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Antoni Wit!Bonus points if you can recognize the musical work!

10/20/2016
Naxos Founder and Chairman Klaus Heymann Celebrates 80th Birthday

The Naxos Licensing team celebrates the birthday of our founder, chairman, mentor, and friend - Klaus Heymann this week. Klaus Heymann, our German-born founder, entrepreneur, and visionary force in the classical music recording industry, celebrates his 80th birthday on October 22, 2016. His name needs no introduction to people familiar with our label, a name synonymous with making classical music available to a much wider audience than was the case prior to his founding in 1987 of Naxos, the CD label that famously undercut the major labels in terms of price, without compromising on quality. Naxos now boasts a catalogue of such impressive depth and breadth that it attracts global admiration. The label itself celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017. The Naxos story began in Hong Kong, the founding chairman’s home since 1967, but the label is now complemented by numerous business extensions it has since generated worldwide… truly, the house that Klaus built. Klaus Heymann led the field in foreseeing the inevitable synthesis of recorded classical music with the internet as its vehicle for distribution. In 2002, Mr Heymann pioneered the concept of subscription streaming services four years before the arrival of Spotify, having launched the industry’s first streaming platform in 1996. Naxos Music Library now offers access to more than 120,000 CD-length recordings from 800 labels and similar libraries now exist for jazz recordings, spoken word and videos, as well as the Naxos Radio site. Klaus Heymann’s contribution to the classical music recording industry is unparalleled. Naxos Artist Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, who became the first woman to conduct the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms in 2013, made this comment on the occasion of Naxos’ 25th anniversary: “I think speaking of Klaus’ influence on classical music is too narrow. His vision as an innovative entrepreneur has resulted in the rebirth of a struggling industry. That is not only good for classical music, but for society at large." -Marin Alsop We send our warmest greetings to Klaus Heymann on the occasion of his 80th birthday, together with best wishes for continued prosperity to both himself, his wife, the distinguished violinist Takako Nishizaki (centre), his son Rick (right) and their extended family (front).

10/17/2016
Lieblingsmenschen - Trailer

Naxos is proud to be a part of the upcoming German film Lieblingsmenschen. Check out the trailer here or below and learn more about the project on their campaign site. See how the power of Classical Music transforms this silly story! Music licensed c/o Naxos Germany. LIEBLINGSMENSCHEN Teaser I (English subtitles) from Vlady Valentin Oszkiel on Vimeo.

10/12/2016
I Am Not Madame Bovary - Naxos Far East

Naxos Far East celebrates the release of the upcoming film - I Am Not Madame Bovary - and the release of the new trailer (seen below), featuring music from Hok-man Yim, licensed from Naxos and Marco Polo! The film has done very well in the festival circuit, including nominations for Best Director and Best Leading Actress at the Golden Horse Awards, and honored by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - Xiaogang Feng! Enjoy some of the music licensed here!

10/11/2016
Crayola & Dvorak

We're always thrilled when brands come to Naxos, and the Naxos Licensing team, for classical direction & inspiration. Working in collaboration with mcgarrybowen, Naxos and the creative teams harnessed the power of a familiar melody - in Dvorak's "New World Symphony" to tell the story of Crayola Color Wonder sets! Check out the spot below - and next time you're in need of music with history and power, be sure to give Naxos a call.

10/5/2016
Promise Without Words

The Naxos licensing team is proud to be a part of the upcoming film Promise Without Words. This film is helping raise awareness about sexual child abuse in the family. To learn more about Promise Without Words and help raise awareness please visit Promise Without Words Indiegogo page. Listen to the full Naxos track here - available for license anytime.

10/4/2016
The Fourth Phase - Documentary

Naxos is thrilled to be part of the groundbreaking documentary, "The Fourth Phase". In 2011, "The Art of Flight" redefined the boundaries of snowboarding. Now four highly-anticipated years later, Travis Rice and friends are back at it again- Only this time they're following 15,000 miles of the Pacific North Rim from Alaska to Japan! Be sure to check out the trailer below, and listen to the full Naxos track here.

9/29/2016
Forza Horizon 3 - In-Game Radio!

Naxos is pleased to continue it's relationship with Playground Games, Microsoft, and the whole Forza Horizon team, by providing the "in-car" Classical Station! You can hear some of the music selected below. Just like the folks at IO Interactive for Hitman, Playground Games & Microsoft know that Classical music adds depth, location, comedy, reality, and a sense of history that only our genre can provide. Want to add some Classical, Jazz, Choral, or Instrumental music to your next game? Drop any of our Naxos Agents a line to get started today! With one-time buyout rights available, and flexible rates to meet any size studio's budget, the Naxos Music Group wants to make sure that today's gamers are getting the best experience possible. Check out the music from Forza Horizon 3 here - & be sure to listen and subscribe to our Classical Music for Gamers playlist below!

9/23/2016
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

Naxos is proud to be a part of the new Ron Howard documentary - in theaters and streaming on Hulu+ now - titled "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week. While you're watching, be sure to keep your ears peeled for some Vivaldi and Mozart! The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297 - II. Largo" Written By: Antonio Vivaldi "Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 - II. Andante" Written By. W.A. Mozart

9/21/2016
The Latin GRAMMY nominees

The Naxos Licensing team is proud to announce three projects that are nominated for the Latin GRAMMY Awards. Congratulations to the artists, composers, friends, and family of all those involved with these projects. Check out the nominees and their nominated projects. José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler Nominated for Best Classical Album Composer: Adler, Samuel Artists: Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Hornung, Maximilian; Serebrier, José Label: Linn Records Roberto Sierra: Sinfonía No. 3 "La Salsa", Borikén, El Baile & Beyond the Silence of Sorrow Nominated for Best Classical Contemporary Composition Composers: Momaday, N. Scott; Sierra, Roberto Artists: Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra; Valdés, Maximiano; Guth, Martha Label: Naxos American Classics Brouwer: Music for 2 Guitars Nominated for Best Classical Contemporary Composition Composer: Brouwer, Leo Artist: Brasil Guitar Duo Label: Naxos Classics

9/19/2016
Aksel, Boy Soprano

The video is here! Check out boy soprano Aksel Rykkvin, the voice that's sweeping the globe (and the internet), and license his music for a project today!

9/19/2016
Givenchy - Advert & Mashup

In collaboration with legendary artist Blondie, Naxos is proud to be a part of the Dahlia Divin Summer & Fall 2016 Givenchy advertising campaign. You can check out the spot below, stream the track on Spotify - or just enjoy it on repeat while watching Candice Swanepoel descend into the desert and lose (or find) herself. The spot airs internationally for a limited time, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Golden Goddess, Blondie, and Philip Glass's Violin Concerto! Available for listening & licensing here, anytime!

9/16/2016
Annabelle 2 Trailer

Naxos & Source/Q, on behalf of our label partners, is proud to be a part of the latest release trailer for Annabelle 2! If you're a fan of the creepy, strange, scary, or just enjoy some good Penderecki - be sure to check out the placement below, and see the film when it releases worldwide in 2017.

9/14/2016
AHS: Season 6!

Are you an American Horror Story fan? Did you catch the crazy Season 6 lead-up!? If so, we're sure you heard some sounds you might not have recognized. The theremin, an instrument that is controlled without touching the metal antennas, is featured in the latest advertising campaign - be sure to check out the full track here - and enjoy the advert spot below.

9/7/2016
Ikea: Let's Relax

Naxos & Dynamic Records are proud to be a part of the Ikea commercial Let's Relax! The track featured is from Vivaldi's 4 Seasons - Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": "III. Presto"- from our own Dynamic Records! Check it out here, and be sure to enjoy the fantastic advertisment below!

8/30/2016
Go the Distance!

Inspire your next project & Go The Distance with the a cappella stylings of BYU Vocal Point (featuring The All-American Boys Chorus). Check out the video below, then find the BYU Records recording (from their upcoming album "Music Video Hits, Vol. 1" due out September 9, 2016), and other versions of this Disney® classic, available for license anytime here.

8/25/2016
Ice Age: Collision Course

2 iconic works - Also Sprach Zarathustra and Spiegel im Spiegel were licensed for use in the Ice Age: Collision Course trailer campaigns. You can see each of the uses below - and be sure to listen for the music in the film as well! Also Sprach Zarathustra Spiegel im Spiegel

8/25/2016
Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Naxos, and partner label Altissimo!, are pleased to have been featured in the latest Warner Brothers film "Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" - released earlier this year. The films is now available worldwide - and we celebrate our placement! Be sure to listen for "Amazing Grace", as played on the bagpipes while you watch. We won't tell you where it's used, but you won't miss it, that's for sure!

8/17/2016
Bobby Hutcherson Spotlight

Nate Chinen, of the New York Times, described Bobby Hutcherson in his most recent article as "one of the most admired and accomplished vibraphonists in Jazz" Hutcherson, a vibraphonist for the ages, passed away on August 15, 2016. Join us in celebrating his musical heritage, and keep his music alive by licensing it for a project today. Hutcherson was a part of the Timeless All Stars super-group, and you can find an original composition titled "Messina" featuring Hutcherson on vibes, courtesy of Delos Music. Hutcherson appears below in concert at the Kennedy Center with some of the all-time recording greats.

8/16/2016
The Tomorrow Children

Naxos is proud to be a part of the upcoming game "The Tomorrow Children" releasing worldwide, September 6, 2016! Be sure check it out, and be on the lookout (or "listenout" as it were) for some classical music througout! One piece featured is "O, Field, My Field!". Check it out in the trailer below - and in-game September 6th.

8/9/2016
Rachel Barton Pine: Tiny Desk Concert

Rachel Barton Pine, one of the world's leading violinists, stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert stage earlier this week and gave a wonderful performance. You can see her concert below, and license music from the album Testament from Avie Records anytime. Enjoy Rachel's playing, but not finding the "right sound" on Testament - let the Naxos Licensing team guide you through her complete discography. Learn more information about Rachel Barton Pine here!

8/4/2016
Badguys Love Classical Music

"Bad Guys" have always traditionally enjoyed Opera arias, major Classical works, and other timeless musical selections to help convey their sinister plans on-screen. The members of the Suicide Squad - seemingly evil in their own right - might choose a "good" path in the end, who knows? Either way, be sure to keep your ears out for Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 as you watch! Whatever the motives of your characters - good, bad, or indifferent - let the Naxos Licensing Team & Classical genre help convince audiences worldwide of their true motives.... Music licensed from the album below - head over and check out all that Gorecki has to offer!

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