The following is a press release issued by Naxos of America.
January 19, 2017 | Franklin, TN - Leading independent music distributor Naxos of America (NoA) has announced the launch of a new website, ArkivJazz.com, dedicated to the online sales of albums by Jazz artists. The new website launched on January 5, 2017 and will complement NoA's classical music-dedicated site, Arkivmusic.com, which debuted in 2006.
This new online store provides one-stop shopping for the Jazz fan worldwide -- offering CD and vinyl formats as well as Jazz-oriented DVD's. NoA is working with all labels - major and independent - to ensure product can be ordered and shipped immediately, to both US and international customers. ArkivJazz.com also features content exclusive to the website including interviews and editorial, a VIP subscription offering free U.S. shipping and member-only specials, and a complimentary subscription to Downbeat Magazine.
"This is just what the Jazz world needs," said multiple GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, who is currently in the midst of recording her next CD at Royal Studios in Memphis. "Trying to find Jazz product in the marketplace for fans is becoming increasingly difficult for its very devoted audience and ArkivJazz.com will certainly fill that void. Kudos to Naxos for setting this up!"
Heading up ArkivJazz will be executives Jeff Van Driel and Jonathan Eby. Jeff Van Driel is the President of ArkivMusic, Inc. and CEO of NoA, and has worked in various roles for Naxos since 2007.
Jonathan Eby, Chief Operating Officer of NoA, also heads up US physical retail operations for the Naxos Music Group.
Said Jeff Van Driel, "Just as ArkivMusic has filled the need for an online dedicated classical music store which core fans and collectors love, ArkivJazz will fill the same need for jazz. Jazz aficionados have few places to find CDs, DVDs and vinyl for this special genre - we expect ArkivJazz to exceed jazz fans' expectations worldwide."
About Naxos of America:
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 80,000 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 1.8 million tracks and 80,000 albums 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 1,000 distributed labels. http://naxosusa.com.