The Naxos Catalog Is Now Available From Online Classical Retailer, as CDs and Digitally Downloadable MP3s
In a label sale promotion with a new twist, online classical music retailer ArkivMusic, The Source for Classical Music™, is offering its customers virtually the entire Naxos catalog – over 4,000 classical CD and MP3 titles – as CD+MP3 bundles, at a special price during the month of September.
While every Naxos title is on sale for $6.99 per disc on CD or MP3 throughout the month, customers can also choose to purchase the CD and MP3 download together for the bundled price of $8.99 per disc during the promotion.
“The instant gratification of downloading music has changed the music industry,” said ArkivMusic president, Eric Feidner. “Yet the CD still has great appeal, especially among classical music customers, with its superior sound quality, informative liner notes, and compatibility with home and car audio systems. This promotion allows us to offer the best of both worlds.”
“I imagine many of our customers still find the whole concept of downloading classical music a bit foreign,” continued Feidner. “But the ability to purchase and download music for immediate listening on your computer or iPod while also having a CD for the home or car stereo provides the ultimate in convenience.”
Feidner also believes his company is the first music retailer to offer such a bundle. “The CD+MP3 bundle is a test,” continued Feidner. “We’re going to listen carefully to the feedback we get as we learn what our customers are looking for in terms of digital music. I’m grateful to Naxos for making such a promotion possible by offering us a great deal on the digital version of these recordings. The label continues to be a leader in the digital expansion of classical music.”
ArkivMusic, the leading dedicated online retailer of classical CDs, launched its digital platform earlier this year, offering 320-kbps MP3s – the highest-quality MP3s available – and providing a new and expanding platform for customers to enjoy ArkivMusic’s extensive catalog. The online retailer continues to increase its digital offerings label by label.