NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - Naxos of America has announced that Randall Foster has been promoted to Director of Licensing and Business Development effective immediately. Mr. Foster takes on this new role after more than five years of overseeing the continued development of the critically acclaimed Naxos Music Library ( and managing the domestic licensing needs of Naxos of America. Foster's new focus will be on sustaining the growth of the North American licensing business and further cementing Naxos as the worldwide leader in classical music licensing including the acquisition of new content for the Naxos Licensing website ( Additionally, he will continue to manage business development in the U.S. offices and remain strongly connected to the music education community.

CEO Jim Selby commented, "Randall has been instrumental in the unprecedented growth of the Naxos Music Library and in the expansion of Naxos Licensing's presence in North America. I am pleased that he will now be taking on a senior role within the Naxos of America family, and by doing so, he will continue to raise our profile in the music licensing industry."

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America ( 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. 

Naxos Licensing puts forward an unparalleled range of repertoire for licensing to movies, television, games, compilations and more. Boasting a comprehensive 363,000 track library of state-of-the-art recordings from more than 80 record labels, all of the highest artistic and digital sound standard, Naxos Licensing offers material in many genres, from Classical to Jazz, Opera to World, and even New Age and Spoken Word.

Contact Information:

Raymond Bisha
Naxos Director of Media Relations, North America

Direct Line (347) 669-4417

Kelly Rach
National Publicist, Naxos of America

Direct Line (615) 465-3806