Naxos of America Begins Relationships with Centaur/Supraphon in Canada and Mark/GPR in North America
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by BWW News Desk
North America's leading classical music distributor, Naxos of America, starts 2013 by commencing relationships with four labels: Centaur Records and Supraphon for distribution in Canada and Mark and GPR Records in North America.
Founded in 1976 and based in Louisiana, Centaur Records (http://www.centaurrecords.com/) is one of the oldest and largest independent classical music labels in the US. Its recordings span an extremely wide range of repertoire, from Lassus to electro-acoustic music, from classical pops and crossover to Brahms, Grieg and Mozart.
First trademarked in 1932, Supraphon (http://www.supraphon.com/) is based in the Czech Republic and has a distinguished history. During the 1930s and 1940s, Supraphon was responsible for helping to spread the fame of Czech classical music with recordings of the works of Bed?ich Smetana, Antonín Dvo?ák, and Leos Janá?ek, as well as other giants of both the Czech and the international music worlds. Today, Supraphon is the only former Eastern Bloc music publisher which has maintained its number one position in its domestic market as well as measured up successfully to the ever more competitive international environment.
GPR Records (http://www.gprrecords.com/), concentrating on classical music, children's music, Broadway and spoken-word, has an impressive roster of artists that includes: Jason Alexander, Jonathan Beyer, Jesse Blumberg, Zoe Caldwell, Andrew Garland, Joanna Gleason, Florence Henderson, Barry Humphries, Cynthia Nixon, Kathleen Turner, Catherine Zeta-Jones and many more.
Mark Custom Recording Service (http://www.markcustom.com/) was founded in 1962 by Vincent S. Morette. Originally a Satellite of Century Custom Recordings, "Mark" soon differentiated itself from the other recording companies with their superior quality, customer service and attention to detail. The goal of "Mark" is to offer the finest recording services, with reasonable prices, outstanding customer service and unbeatable quality.
Naxos of America: Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America (http://naxosusa.com/) 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.