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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.

12/4/2015
North American Spotlight: Allie's Pick!

Known for his jazz interpretations of Bach, Jacques Loussier continues to make waves in the future of classical music with this album. Loussier provides the opportune moments for jazz-inspired expressions executed by violinist, Adam Kostecki. Prizewinner of both domestic and international violin competitions, Kostecki plays brilliantly- allowing for multiple themes throughout each movement. "Violin Concerto No. 1" is a magnificent combination of cinematic elements, without drops in momentum, that keep you on the edge of your seat. Work Name: "Violin Concerto No. 1" Composer: Jacques Loussier Catalog ID: 8.573200, Track No. 1 - 4

12/3/2015
Canadian Spotlight: Jeff's Pick!

Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe has been my favourite piece of music ever since I first listened to it about 7 years ago. While the complete ballet is undoubtedly a masterpiece, it can be a bit overwhelming to digest in one sitting. The second suite contains the best elements of the piece and unfolds very similarly in form to the whole work. I have vivid memories of listening to Daphnis et Chloe through long drives around rural Ontario during the summer months, and I hear something new every time I listen to it. Take a listen here - available for license anytime!

12/3/2015
Danish Spotlight: Anne's Pick!

'Klovn Forever' is a Danish comedy from 2015 and the successor to cinema success 'Klovn - The Movie' (2010). It is directed by Mikkel Nørgaard, while Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam has written the screenplay - and also starring as Casper and Frank in the movie. The music ("Nessun Dorma” fra Turandot ) is played while Frank and his wife is visiting the home of Lars and Tina (Hjortshøj) who love Italy. Music Synch Information a) "Nessun Dorma” fra Turandot (Act III) b) Composer: G. Puccinic) Catalog ID.: 8.554065 Additional Film Information Available Here

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