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Naxos of America Celebrates GRAMMY(R) Nominations for 15 Labels in Its Distribution Family

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2012) - On December 5, 2012, artists, engineers, and composers from the Naxos of America distribution family were honored with 27 GRAMMY® nominations on 15 labels including Naxos, 2L, Cedille Records, Chandos, Compass Records, DSO Live, Metropolis Records, Naïve Classique, Oehms Classics, Ondine, Opus Arte, OUR Recordings, PentaTone Classics, Sono Luminus and Steinway & Sons. The honors for these artists appeared in the categories of Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, Best Opera Recording, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Classical Vocal Solo, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Surround Sound Album, Best Engineered Album (Classical), Best Bluegrass Album, and Best Reggae Album. Producer of the Year, Classical nominations were also bestowed upon 4 producers whose bodies of work include many Naxos of America distributed recordings.

Artists from a Naxos recording were nominated in a brand new GRAMMY® category, Best Classical Compendium. Conductor Antoni Wit and producers Aleksandra Nagórko and Andrzej Sasin were nominated for their work on a recording of six orchestral works of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki which covers almost 50 years of the composer's extensive oeuvre.

Naxos of America CEO, Jim Selby, commented, "Again, the artists and labels in the Naxos of America distribution family have been recognized by the Recording Academy® for their outstanding work in performing and engineering some of the finest productions in recorded music for 2012. I look forward to celebrating many more victories with these talented and creative colleagues in the years to come."

For a full list of nominees, please visit http://www.pitchengine.com/naxosofamericainc/naxos-of-america-celebrates-grammy-nominations-for-15-labels-in-its-distribution-family. The 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be announced on February 10, 2013.

Naxos of America: Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America (www.naxosusa.com) 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.