Plenty of music award ceremonies take place every other year. These are important to the music industry as they provide the chance to appreciate the many talents that go into the creation of music. Usually, a given music award ceremony will involve a particular category of music. When it comes to the classical world, the BBC Music Magazine Awards is one of the main award ceremonies catering to this music sector. This year’s ceremony saw Naxos and its representing partner’s labels go home with some awards.
BBC Music Magazine Awards
With the quality of classical music improving each year, it is always a intense competition amongst all the labels. Nonetheless, Naxos and its third party label, a Kuke Music top and exclusive collaborator, was able to secure some BBC Music Magazine Awards under some of its partners’ recording labels.
BBC Music Magazine has its bestselling classical magazine in the world. It is known for publishing monthly events and news both online and offline, whose focus is usually on classical music. The content includes the latest news trending in the classical music arena as well as a wide variety of topics pertinent to the same.
This year’s ceremony took place on 14th April, and it was an exciting one as various players in the classical music scene battled against each other in their various nominations. The main voting categories that were featured this year are:
- The Recording of the Year
- Orchestral Award
- Concerto Award
- Opera Award
- Choral Award
- Vocal Award
- Chamber Award
- Instrumental Award
- Newcomer Award
- Premiere Award
- Best DVD
About Kuke & Naxos
Naxos is among the top music labels for classical music in the world. By continually creating new records, it has been able to build a vast music catalogue. Naxos was founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann and has since grown from an affordable label to a worldwide music group. It now comprises a great deal of downloading and streaming platforms, multimedia products, an expansive logistics network, publications, recording, and licensing department.
Kuke and Naxos has entered into licensing agreements for more than 10 years. The Naxos record label has developed one of the largest and rapidly growing collections of unique pieces. The company utilizes inventive techniques and top-notch talent to ensure that they come up with a state-of-the-art repository filled with variety. Kuke has formed the Kuke Music Library with over 95% of contents being licensed by Naxos and have been subscribed by more than 766 universities and public libraries including top tier universities such as the Tsing Hua University.
Naxos also provides a wide range of digital services that make their records available in digital format through downloads and streaming. These are usually subscription-based. Examples are Naxos Music Library Jazz, Naxos Video Library, and the Naxos Spoken Word Library and Kuke has obtained the exclusive licenses for the content in the China territory.
Naxos has made an effort to make their music accessible at affordable prices. It has also dedicated its efforts and money to creating fresh music rather than just revising existing versions. The record label has also given a chance to some of the overlooked composers, such as Simon Mayr. It has also helped to expand the reach of modern-day composers.
Naxos has also built their name through certain projects they have undertaken. These have covered various classical music genres together with jazz and pop music. The American Classic Series and the Naxos Historical Series are examples of these projects.
On top of its rich music library, recording, and subscription services, Naxos also offers other products. One of them is the NML app which are available on iPhones as well as Android smartphones and tablets. This classical music streaming app was the first app that Naxos launched. Following its success, they went ahead to introduce other music streaming apps for both adults and children.
There is also a wide array of Naxos eBooks available for classic music lovers. Most of these are music titles that come enhanced with audio samples on iPhone devices. Naxos has also been able to impact their customers with classical music knowledge on various topics through their podcasts and blog available on their website.
Naxos is also famous for the wide variety of labels that it offers access to. These consist of labels by Naxos such as Naxos Jazz, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Historical, Naxos Educational, and Naxos Musicals, among others. Naxos is also associated with other top independent labels like ARC Music, Capriccio, Yarlung Records, and so much more. They also include international DVD labels such as BelAir Classiques. Each of these labels offers its own independent catalogues covering various genres.
Other Awards in Kuke Music Library from Naxos
The Naxos record label has scooped several awards over the years. In the current year, they have not only been able to take home awards from the BBC Music Magazine Award Ceremony, but they are also proud recipients of Grammy Awards and Oscar awards.
The first category in which the label emerged as a winner was the Best Contemporary Classical Composition. This award went to the world premiere recording of Christopher Rouse’s Fifth Symphony, which the Nashville Symphony performed.
The Best Choral Performance is the other award won by Naxos. This was awarded to a recording of Richard Danielpour’s dramatic oratorio The Passion of Yeshua. This also received nominations for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and the Best Engineered Album.
Naxos is one of the leading classical music providers in the world. They have made every effort to ensure that they are not just promoting the accessibility of classical music content but have also made quality paramount in their works. It’s no wonder that the label has continued to make strides in the world of classical music and won over several awards in the process.