July 05, 2016

PENTATONE is awarded Label of the Year 2015

”In today’s challenging market, theirs is an inspiring story”

We are delighted to announce our recent Label of the Year award by the Naxos Music Group. The prize was established to recognize and celebrate instances of exceptional performance among the several hundred companies that comprise the Naxos distributed label partners. Parameters taken into consideration were artists’ development, marketing efforts and B2B relationships, among others. 

Astrid Angvik, deputy chairman and director of marketing for the Naxos Music Group, commented on the difficulty of making a single selection from the many fine labels with which it collaborates, but explained that PENTATONE had certainly earned its distinction:

“We decided to give the award to PENTATONE, in part because of the achievement of its objectives, but principally because its innovative management team has proved that anything is possible. In just a few years they have turned around and transformed PENTATONE into a compelling brand as a highly successful independent label with excellent artists and a fast-growing catalogue. In today’s challenging market, theirs is an inspiring story.” 

Jeff van Driel, CEO of Naxos of America, added to the praise for the label’s young, talented and highly professional management team:

“They have been able to completely re-position PENTATONE into what it is today – a label that continues to produce and release recordings that the consumer wants.They clearly recognize the importance of branding, marketing and artist development, and for this we are grateful. Congratulations to the entire team at PENTATONE.”