FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2013) - On December 6, 2013, artists, engineers, and composers from the Naxos of America distribution family were honored with 23 GRAMMY® nominations on 11 labels including Naxos, 2L, BIS Records, Chandos, Dacapo, Warner Classics (EMI Classics), Naïve Classique, New Amsterdam, Ondine, Sono Luminus and Erato (Virgin Classics). The honors for these artists appeared in the categories of Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Classical Vocal Solo, Best Choral Performance, Best Opera Recording, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Classical Compendium, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Surround Sound Album, and Best Engineered Album (Classical).

The 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be announced on January 26, 2014. A full list of Naxos of America nominees will also be announced at

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 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 150 distributed labels.

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