FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) -  In March 2010, Paul Smaczny (formerly of EuroArts) announced that he had founded his own classical music label and production company. Since then, Accentus Music ( has begun establishing itself as a new label on the classical music market, but it is also a distinguished production company in its own right with an experienced team of producers, directors, camera operators, audio producers and editors. In November, Naxos of America will begin distribution of this label.

Based in Leipzig, a center of classical music, Accentus Music produces worldwide high profile concert and opera recordings as well as feature-length documentaries and portraits. The first DVD releases feature productions that were filmed this year. They feature artists such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Evgeny Kissin, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Símon Bolívar Youth Orchestra. Both artistically and technically, ACCENTUS Music meets the highest expectations of music lovers around the world.

In November, Naxos of America also announces a partnership with newly formed jazz record label, Out of the Blue. Boasting one of the most exciting catalogs of recordings by Jazz legends, Out of the Blue will offer never before released collections of unique recordings from the Dutch broadcasting archives. Each release will have beautiful packaging, distinctive musician photographs and extensive liner notes. Future releases will include artists such as Art Blakey.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 20,000 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 the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 25,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and more than 100 distributed labels.

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Kelly Rach
Naxos of America