| 02 Dec 2021
Pandora signs multi-year deal with Naxos for US license

MUMBAI: Internet radio service, Pandora, has announced a multi-year deal with leading classical label- Naxos, for a US license that includes the label’s complete catalogue. The agreement will offer business and marketing benefits for Naxos, its artists and Pandora as well.

Speaking on the newly signed deal, Pandora CEO, Brian Andrews said in a statement, "This deal represents another important step in Pandora’s efforts to become an indispensable partner to music makers. We have a passionate base of classical music listeners, and our agreement with Naxos ensures we can continue expanding the audience for their unparalleled catalogue."

Naxos CEO, Jeff Van Driel said, "Because of the way in which listeners enjoy music on Pandora, this partnership will allow us to introduce the unfamiliar to the magnificent world of classical music through the vast Naxos catalogue of recordings. It will also give listeners who already know and love classical music the opportunity to discover new works, composers and performers. We look forward to a prosperous relationship with Pandora which will be prolonged by our mutual desire to serve our listeners, new and old."

Naxos has one of the fastest growing classical music catalogues, which includes performances of some of the earliest compositions to the latest ones. Along with having long-standing relationships with some respected artists from the genre, the label is also popular for signing exceptionally talented new artists. It features names like Gerard Schwarz, Leonard Slatkin, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, Nicolas Horvath, Nashville Symphony, Boris Giltburg, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Tianwa Yang, Paul Moravec and Michael Daugherty, amongst other composers, conductors and ensembles.