Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Naxos of America Begins Distribution for Three Labels in June 2011

FRANKLIN, TN - During the month of June, Naxos of America will launch distribution for three labels in the U.S. and Canada, with genres ranging from classical to audiophile recordings and UK roots and folk music. The labels included in this month's launch will be Navigator Records, Yarlung Records and K&K Verlagsanstalt.

Navigator Records ( is the home to many ground-breaking artists on the UK roots and folks scene today. Since the label's inception in 2008, Navigator releases have received awards and nominations from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the Irish Music Awards. The regular and glowing reviews in the majority of UK music press (Q, Mojo, fRoots, Word, The Guardian, The Independent and many more) have made it obvious why Navigator is one of the most acclaimed new labels in the UK. The Roster of artists includes Bellowhead, Jon Boden, Boo Hewerdine, Faustus, Bella Hardy, Spiers & Boden, Chris Wood and many others.

Grammy® Award-winning Yarlung Records ( brings fresh musicians to the classical music world using minimalist audiophile recording techniques to deliver sound as close to live performance as possible. Rather than using recording studios, engineer Bob Attiyeh produces these albums in concert halls famous for their acoustics, including Walt Disney Concert Hall and Ambassador Hall in Los Angeles. Yarlung uses both analog tape and high resolutions digital media for CDs made with special alloys, high resolution digital downloads, and 180 Gram vinyl LPs, all mastered by Steve Hoffman. With repertoire ranging from the 11th century through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 21st Century, Yarlung highlights performances of top soloists as well as superstar young musicians at the beginnings of their international careers.

K&K Verlagsanstalt (, founded in 1995, is the publishing house of the German producers and artists Josef-Stefan Kindler and Andreas Otto Grimminger. Specializing in acoustic music, concert recordings and visual art, the label records outstanding performances and concerts for posterity. Through its recordings, K&K creates an atmosphere where the performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression is unique and unrepeatable. This goes hand-in-hand with the label's philosophy of enabling the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance.

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