NEW YORK, NY and LONDON and HONG KONG--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - Naxos -- the world's leading classical music label, and industry leader in streaming audio and music education -- launches Naxos Video Library, a new and unique streaming subscription music service.

Naxos Video Library kicks off with more than 250 full-length videos of concerts, operas, ballets, and documentaries from prestigious performing arts labels such as Arthaus Musik, Dacapo, Dynamic, EuroArts, Ondine, Opus Arte, Medici Arts, Naxos, and TDK. Featuring performances from legendary artists including Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Martha Argerich, Gerald Finley and more, videos are available to stream at 700 kbps (standard quality) and 2 mbps (high quality) and the service is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Within three months, NVL expects to make approximately 500 titles available to stream.

A separate, yet complementary service to the company's existing suite of library music services, Naxos Video Library includes the following features:

   -- Ability to stream videos in standard and high resolutions;
   -- Create custom clips, which can be edited and added to
      individual playlists;
   -- Access to pre-defined video chapters, as well as individual
      arias and scene breaks;
   -- Subtitles in up to 5 languages;
   -- The ability to follow along with scrolling libretto text;
   -- Advanced search functionality, including the ability to
      search by category, role, composer, artist, production,
      personnel, work venue or festival.

In 2004, Naxos launched Naxos Music Library, which has become the industry standard in streaming audio music education. With more than 575,000 tracks of music, powerful tools to stimulate music education and research, the daily addition of new releases, and remote access, Naxos Music Library sets the industry standard in streaming classical music education. In addition to the Naxos Music Library, Naxos also offers the Naxos Music Library Jazz database, Naxos Spoken Word Library -- an audiobook resource, and the NML Sheet Music -- a downloadable sheet music database. All of these services support Naxos' commitment to Music Education.

Naxos has focused on maintaining its repertoire- and customer-focused philosophy since Klaus Heymann founded it in 1987. It is the world's leading classical music label, garnering awards from major music publications like Gramophone, numerous Editor's Choice awards, GRAMMY® nominations and awards, nominations and wins from the Cannes Classical Awards, and AFIM nominations and awards. With offices in 12 countries, the company's properties include,,,, and

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