23 September 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The UK division of the global Naxos Records hopes for at least another three decades of success
Naxos Music UK is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The company was founded in 1991 to market and distribute the Naxos and Marco Polo labels in the UK. Since its inception, NMUK has steadily increased the reach and scale of its operations, and currently handles the distribution of over 100 of the industry’s finest independent classical labels. In a rapidly changing industry, NMUK prides itself on evolving with the times and offering its labels the most comprehensive service in the classical market.
Klaus Heymann, Founder and CEO of the Naxos Music Group, comments, "Naxos Music UK (formerly Select Music) is long established as the leading distributor of independent classical labels in the UK. The last thirty years have seen a dramatic change in the recorded music market and NMUK has actively expanded its range of services in order to fully exploit the opportunities afforded by market developments, whether it be around audio-visual content, music licensing and synchronisation, public performance income or digital distribution and promotion. The company is well placed to continue to thrive as it navigates the next three decades."