Naïve Records

Naïve Records

Founded by former Virgin France chairman Patrick Zelnick and advertising executive Eric Tong Cuong in late 1997, Naïve quickly established itself as a commanding presence in the French music and media industries. The company acquired leading independent label and distributor Auvidis to serve as the ground floor for its own burgeoning classical music activities.

Under the guidance of artistic director Hervé Boissière, Naïve was hailed worldwide for its smartly designed reissues from Auvidis' Astrée and Montaigne catalogs, as well as both old and new material from another acquisition, the early music label Opus 111.

It has also offered significant new releases, including an exquisite recent performance of Claude Debussy's opera "Pelleas et Melisande" conducted by Bernard Haitink, which was recorded in collaboration with Radio France.

Naïve's French distribution business was greatly bolstered when it signed an exclusive deal to distribute, market and promote the Naxos label in July 2000; meanwhile, Naxos assumed distribution of Naïve's labels in numerous foreign territories, including Sweden and the U.K.

Though Harmonia Mundi did an admirable job in creating initial awareness of Naïve here in the U.S., a stateside shift likely was inevitable, given the growing synchronicity between the label and Naxos elsewhere. Indeed, the impending pact was so widely rumored late last year that when Naïve stopped shipping new releases to Harmonia Mundi in October, retailers were soon calling Naxos to find out when they would become available

Title Artist Genre Tools
100 Barres Al Peco Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
Al Peco
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electronic, Horns, Percussion, and Synth
Keywords:
Aggressive, Climactic, Dramatic, Epic, Feel-Good, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, and Victory
Subgenres:
Hip-Hop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Colonizason, #11
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
27936
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You Came Out We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
We Have Band
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
E
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Funny, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Car Chase, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Make-Out, Night Club, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Club, Indie Rock, and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
WHB, #10
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21893
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Honeytrap We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
We Have Band
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
B minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Club and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
WHB, #7
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21890
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How To Make Friends We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
We Have Band
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Rainy Day, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
duet and male
CD/Track #:
WHB, #6
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21889
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Oh! We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
We Have Band
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Club and Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
WHB, #5
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21888
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Divisive (Tom Staar Remix) We Have Band Electronic
Client:
Artist:
We Have Band
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
D
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Club, House, and Techno
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
We Have Band Remixes, #5
Release Year:
0
Track ID:
21877
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High Resolution World The Rodeo Country
Client:
Artist:
The Rodeo
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Country
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, and Violin
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Americana
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Music Maelstrom, #10
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21871
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Little Soldier The Rodeo Country
Client:
Artist:
The Rodeo
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Country
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, and Violin
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Bright, Climactic, Feel-Good, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Americana
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Music Maelstrom, #9
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21869
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Love Is Not On The Corner The Rodeo Country
Client:
Artist:
The Rodeo
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Country
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Percussion
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, In Love, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Americana
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Music Maelstrom, #2
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21863
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Requiem Para One Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Para One
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Club
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Naissance Des Pieuvres, #14
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
21849
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Finale Para One Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Para One
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Electronic, Keyboard, Strings, and Violin
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Club
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Naissance Des Pieuvres, #10
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
21846
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Cluphoppn Para One Electronic
Client:
Artist:
Para One
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Climactic, Dramatic, Driving, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, and Night Club
Subgenres:
Club, House, Rave, and Techno
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Epiphanie, #4
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
21835
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Private Lily Moriarty Alternative, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Moriarty
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and Folk
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Harmonica, Lapsteel, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Patriotic, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Alternative Country, Americana, and Folk-Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Gee Whiz But This Is A Lonesome Town, #3
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
21796
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Jimmy Moriarty Alternative, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Moriarty
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and Folk
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Harmonica, Lapsteel, and Percussion
Key:
B♭ minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Dark, Feel-Good, Moody, Ominous, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Americana, Folk Country, and Folk-Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Gee Whiz But This Is A Lonesome Town, #1
Release Year:
2007
Track ID:
21794
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Down Our Streets John & Jehn Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
C♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, In Love, Night Club, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #8
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21787
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Oh My Love John & Jehn Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Trumpet, and Violin
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #3
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21782
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Found In The Ground Girls In Hawaii Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Girls In Hawaii
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Guitar, and Piano
Key:
C♯ minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Feel-Good, Moody, Ominous, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
From Here To There, #5
Release Year:
2005
Track ID:
21762
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Rapture (feat. Sebastien Grainger) DatA Electronic
Client:
Artist:
DatA
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
E♭ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Euro-Dance and House
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Skywriter, #6
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
21753
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So Much in Love (feat. Benjamin Diamond) DatA Electronic
Client:
Artist:
DatA
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Euro-Dance and House
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Skywriter, #4
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
21751
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15 Aout Benjamin Biolay Pop
Client:
Artist:
Benjamin Biolay
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Guitar, and Keyboard
Keywords:
Feel-Good
Scene Descriptions:
Road Trip and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Europop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
La Superbe, #2
Release Year:
0
Track ID:
21728
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La Superbe Benjamin Biolay Alternative, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Benjamin Biolay
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, and Strings
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Europop and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
La Superbe, #1
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
21727
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L'Espoir Fait Vivre Benjamin Biolay Alternative, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Benjamin Biolay
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative and Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
A minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Frat Party, In Love, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Europop and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
La Superbe [Disc 2], #1
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
21715
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Vero Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band Pop, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Pop and Rock
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Percussion, and Saxophone
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Funny, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Frat Party, Road Trip, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Latin Jazz/World Fusion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Bird Head Son, #10
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
21712
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Square 1234 Alice Lewis Pop
Client:
Artist:
Alice Lewis
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Morning After, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Euro-Dance
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Instrumentals, #9
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21696
instrumental 160k MP3
Lave Alex Beaupain Pop
Client:
Artist:
Alex Beaupain
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Make-Up, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Europop
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Garçon D'honneur, #5
Release Year:
2005
Track ID:
21667
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Je Veux Alex Beaupain Pop
Client:
Artist:
Alex Beaupain
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
E♭
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, Night Club, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Europop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
33 Tours, #8
Release Year:
2008
Track ID:
21657
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Froide (Instrumental) A.S Dragon Alternative
Client:
Artist:
A.S Dragon
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, and Keyboard
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Car Chase, Fist Fight, In Love, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Europop and Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Va chercher la police, #10
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
21647
instrumental 160k MP3
Take Me Back