Naxos Brings “Classical” Flood Relief

Franklin, Tennessee-based classical music company, Naxos of America, joins with online retailers Amazon MP3, Naxos Direct and ClassicsOnline to launch Naxos for Nashville, from which one hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Hands On Nashville (, a volunteer organization that is helping local communities in and around Nashville cope with losses from the recent floods.

On Amazon MP3, an exclusive album became available for download on Tuesday (5/18) which will consist of 40 tracks of music, featuring works by Chopin, Debussy, Finzi, Handel, Liszt, Schubert, Ravel and Vivaldi. The cost for the album will be $0.99. ClassicsOnline and Naxos Direct asked friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook which titles would be appropriate for this water-themed sale. The result is a two-week Naxos for Nashville sale on over 40 music and audiobook titles.

The idea for Naxos for Nashville began with a Naxos employee, whose conversations with NOA friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook led to the creation of the above sale of water-themed titles, of which the proceeds would go to the Nashville volunteer organization Hands On Nashville.

“Naxos is proud to offer this exclusive music collection on Amazon MP3 to raise funds for those affected by the devastating floods in Nashville,” says Naxos CEO Jim Selby. We are pleased to donate the proceeds of this digital offering to Hands On Nashville, which has served the community so admirably in their role organizing volunteers to assist with flood recovery.”

“We are happy to support Naxos in this exclusive offering to our customers that will benefit Hands on Nashville,” said Pete Baltaxe, director of Amazon MP3. “By coming together as a community we can help bring music back to Nashville.”


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