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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!

8/1/2016
Melitina Staniouta at the Olympic Games

We are very exited that renowned Belarusian gymnast Melitina Staniouta chose a beautiful NAXOS-recording for her rhythmic gymnastics performance "Routine with clubs" at the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The music used is Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op. 57, "Appassionata", from NAXOS-CD 8.572491, performed by the famous pianist Valentina Lisitsa, and was licensed by NAXOS Germany. Melitina's amazing performance "Routine with clubs" will be broadcasted live on TV - on August 19th, and on August 20th 2016. So make sure to tune in and watch! In the meantime - you can see one of her qualifying performances below!

7/28/2016
Minecraft on Windows 10

Naxos is proud to have another recording featured in the latest Microsoft video - this time for the celebration of Minecraft's 1-year Windows 10 anniversary! The music selection really compliments the video's "theme", and we're proud to be a part of the project. Check our the video below, and head over to the Microsoft blog to learn more about the anniversary celebration! View the featured Chopin Etude here - and contact anyone on the Naxos team to help build your story, brick by brick!

7/25/2016
Voyage of Time Trailer

Naxos Licensing is excited for the upcoming Terrence Malick film "Voyage of Time" - and are equally excited that we were able to license some Haydn for the trailer! The only question now is, which to see first - the 40 minute, or 90 minute version? Check out thet trailer below, and let us know if we can help use the power of classical music to enhance your story or trailer too! Music Licensed from a wonderful recording by the Northern Chamber Orchestra!

7/14/2016
Mr. Robot & Classical

"The world is a dangerous place, Elliott, not because of those who do evil - but because of those who look on and do nothing..." Be sure to check out the latest placement by the Naxos Licensing team, courtesy of Source/Q, in the Season 2 premiere of USA's "Mr. Robot". "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, K. 492: OVERTURE"Performed By: Ireland National Symphony Orchestra Scene Description: The music is used throughout the opening of Season 2's premiere episode, fading in and out several times while cutting above and under dialog. The music can be heard in the background of the latest NPR story as well with the show's creator Sam Sepoil. Check out the premiere on USA Network's Page!

6/1/2016
Purple Classics - Music for a Cause

Naxos, the world’s leading classical music group, is joining the Alzheimer’s Association® as a cause marketing strategic partner with the release of a new CD series, PURPLE CLASSICS. The series will contain 10 recordings, each providing approximately 2 hours of classical music. For every CD purchase and album download through June 23, 2017, Naxos will donate $.50 to the Alzheimer’s Association. For sales on the iTunes Store and streams on Apple Music, Naxos will donate $5.60 for every album downloaded or streamed* to the Alzheimer’s Association. Naxos has pledged a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000. These funds will help to support the Alzheimer’s Association in their efforts to advance Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and every 66 seconds someone develops the disease. It is the costliest disease in the United States and takes a physical and emotional toll on caregivers. Each recording in the PURPLE CLASSICS series has been taken from the Naxos Records catalog which is one of the largest and deepest classical music catalogs in the world. The result makes PURPLE CLASSICS the perfect foundation for a new classical music fan or for the seasoned listener.

5/23/2016
Orchestral Music from Latin America

As heard on NPR's Alt.Latino, "There's more to classical music from Latin America than you think. Listen and discover that world for yourself." Enjoy this fantastic introduction to classical music from Latin America! Alt.Latino highlights a few composers who might change your mind about classical music from Latin America. From award-winning contemporary composer, Roberto Sierra, "Sinfonia No. 3" combines traditional elements of Puerto Rican salsa with rhythms remnant of the Spanish Caribbean (Naxos 8.559817). Internationally acclaimed, Sierra's work adds just the right amount of spice to orchestral classics. Regarded as one of the most important composers of the 20th century, Alberto Ginastera's "Malambo" is infectious. The Argentinian native expertly adapted a simple ballet piece excerpt into an orchestral gem in folk-style. Other notable composers on the Alt.Latino list include Silvestre Revueltas (Naxos 9.555917), Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and arguably the most significant Latin American composer- Heitor Villa-Lobos. Revolutionary in the 19th and 20th century, these composers continue to make their mark in contemporary classical music.

4/29/2016
An Epic Opportunity

The Naxos Licensing team around the world offers world-class internship opportunities. Details about internships at the Naxos of America office can be found above in the .PDF. John Brillhart, our most recent intern, recaps his thoughts on his time as part of the Naxos Licensing team below, along with a playlist of his top 10 tracks for licensing. We wish him the best in the future and hope to see him again as a colleague in the music licensing community! --- "Coming from absolutely no experience in the music licensing world, I truly did not know what to expect when starting my journey at Naxos. However, with the help of Nick D'Angiolillo and Allie Leon, I was able to learn so much about this industry and the ways of Naxos. One of the ways I was able to truly learn about the industry was processing agreements and reading all of what goes into a contract. Other than this, Naxos has allowed me to help out when it comes to song searches to find music for projects, which has always been a dream of mine. During my time here, I have also worked on this very website by creating artists and label pages, which is something that I will always be able to remember as a contribution that I could have with this amazing company! Words can't describe how I have enjoyed being in the actual field and learning all that I have. Thank you Naxos for giving me a great experience and helping me on my journey into starting my career! Time truly does fly by when you are having a good time!" Hear my top 10 tracks for licensing! -John Brillhart

3/21/2016
Fairouz on NPR's Fresh Air

As heard on NPR & WHYY's "Fresh Air". Perfect to enhance any project's discussion of intense issues - Fairouz' music is timely and interesting & can only be licensed from Naxos. See all that Fairouz has to offer! Mohammed Fairouz has rapidly become one of the most highly regarded composers of his generation, receiving wide acclaim for works such as Native Informant (Naxos 8.559744) and his 4th symphony, In the Shadow of No Towers (Naxos 8.573205). These songs, representing a decade of vocal writing, deal with powerful social issues and sensual celebrations of life and being human. From Refugee Blues to After the Revels, the above themes span texts from ancient times to World War II. The theme of loss is also compellingly expressed, with the intense, distilled narrative of No Orpheus, a portrait of departed family members, and concluding with Edgar Allan Poe’s last completed poem, the hauntingly mournful Annabel Lee. Take a musical journey through No Orpheus, as heard on Fresh Air

3/14/2016
Hitman 2016

Agent 47 Prefers Classical Music - You Should Too Check out one of the albums synched in Hitman 2016 here! License hundreds of thousands of recordings for your next game, AAA or Indie, from the world’s leading classical music group. Flexible rates based on studio size, game budget, and project needs. NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN? NEED CREATIVE HELP? NEVER LICENSED MUSIC BEFORE?Contact your local licensing Agent (47) today, and let us handle your dirty work.

2/16/2016
2016 GRAMMY Award Winners

The Naxos Licensing family congraulates the artists, composers, friends, and family of all those involved in the 58th GRAMMY Award Winning projects. Check out the Award winners, as well as explore other recordings by all of the incredible Artists below - all titles available for licensing anytime! Nashville Symphony Orchestra 80. BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment, Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto Performed by: Giancarlo Guerrero Producer: Tim Handley Label: Naxos / 8559740/ 636943974025 eighth blackbird 77. BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE Filament Composers: Dessner, Muhly, Lux, Glass Performed by: Eighth Blackbird Label: Cedille / CDR 157 / 735131915724 Phoenix Chorale 76. BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil Charles Bruffy, conductor (Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor & Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale) Label: Chandos / CHSA 5148 / 095115514825 True Concord(GRAMMY for Stephen Paulus' Work "Prayers & Remembrances") 81. BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION Paulus:Prayers & Remembrances Album: Paulus: Far In The Heavens Composer: Stephen Paulus Performed by: Eric Holtan, Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller & Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices Label: Reference Recordings / FR-716 / 030911171629 Seattle Symphony Orchestra 78. BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes Album: Dutilleux: Métaboles, L’arbre des songes & Symphony No. 2 “Le double” Composer: Henry Dutilleux Performed by: Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich Label: Seattle Symphony Orchestra / SSM1007 / 855404005072

1/14/2016
Netflix Ad Placement - House of Cards

Frank & Claire Underwood are back in 2016 - and with the help of the United States Marine Band, show us the kind of President and First Lady we deserve. Check out the trailer below for a unique twist on how Naxos music can complete your project, and drop us a line if you enjoyed the trailer. Go ahead and take a look - Frank Underwood would want you to.

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