Naxos of America Appoints Rick Dunlop Senior Vice President, Naxos Records North America

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - Naxos of America has announced that Rick Dunlop has been appointed the Senior Vice President, Naxos Records North America.

In announcing his this appointment, Jeff Van Driel, Naxos' CEO commented: "Rick is one of the most experienced executives in the music industry, with a well established record of organizational and sales success. His talents strengthen an already outstanding executive team."

Since 2004, Rick Dunlop has been Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Naxos of Canada. During that time he has helped establish national brand marketing for Naxos, and has been a leader in developing Naxos's presence in internet and download retail.

Prior to joining Naxos team, Rick worked for more than two decades in various positions at Universal Music Canada including National Sales/Marketing Manager, and Vice-President/Director of Universal Classical and Jazz. His time at Universal afforded him the opportunity to work with key artists from Andrea Bocelli to Diana Krall, while helping to launch the careers of artists such as Russell Watson and Cecilia Bartoli.

Commenting on his new position, Rick Dunlop said: "I would like to thank Naxos of America for the opportunity to help our team build on the presence and success of our already thriving label -- Naxos. I am truly honored to begin this challenging journey."

About Naxos of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Naxos of America is the leading independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution and marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 65,000 SKUs 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 one of the world's largest digital distributors of independent classical music and video, supplying a catalog of over 1.6 million tracks and 65,000 album discs to hundreds of digital platforms and mobile outlets across the globe. Naxos of America offers marketing, publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales support and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and nearly 700 distributed labels.

Contact Information:

Raymond Bisha
Director of Press and Marketing
Direct Line 917.892.1249

Kelly Voigt
Sr. Mgr. of Publicity & Media
Direct Line 615.465.3806