FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - December 08, 2015) - On December 7, 2015, The Recording Academy® honored artists, engineers, producers and composers from Naxos, 2L, Arthaus Musik, Azica, BR-KLASSIK, Cantaloupe Music, CORO, Cedille Records, Chandos Records, Linn Records, New Amsterdam Records, NMC Recordings, Ondine, Pentatone, Reference Recordings, Seattle Symphony Media, Signum Records, Sono Luminus -- with a combined thirty-seven nominations across twelve categories this year. The 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be announced on February 15, 2016.

The recognition for these artists appeared in the categories of: Best Instrumental Composition, Producer of the Year Classical, Best Engineered Album Classical, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Opera Recording, Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Classical Compendium, and Best Surround Sound Album.

Special acknowledgement for Producer of the Year, Classical GRAMMY® Award nominations goes to Reference Recordings production team Victor and Marina A. Ledin, Sono Luminus producer Dan Merceruio, and Blanton Alspaugh (for production work including Chandos, Naxos and Pentatone recordings).

Naxos label artists garnered four nominations: Best Orchestral Performance (Darrell Ang, conductor; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'), Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (Talise Trevigne; David Alan Miller, conductor with Albany Symphony and Orion Weiss for Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali), Best Classical Compendium (Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer with Nashville Symphony and Nathan J. Laube for Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto), and Best Contemporary Classical Composition (Joan Tower, for her composition Stroke performed by Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor).

For a full list of nominations received by the Naxos of America family of labels this year, go to:

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.

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