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 Circle m Al Peco Hip-Hop/Rap
You Came Out Circle m We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Honeytrap Circle m We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
How To Make Friends Circle m We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Oh! Circle m We Have Band Alternative, Electronic
Divisive (Tom Staar Remix) Circle m We Have Band Electronic
High Resolution World Circle m The Rodeo Country
Little Soldier Circle m The Rodeo Country
Love Is Not On The Corner Circle m The Rodeo Country
Requiem Circle m Para One Electronic
Finale Circle m Para One Electronic
Cluphoppn Circle m Para One Electronic
Private Lily Circle m Moriarty Alternative, Folk
Jimmy Circle m Moriarty Alternative, Folk
Down Our Streets Circle m John & Jehn Alternative
Oh My Love Circle m John & Jehn Alternative
Found In The Ground Circle m Girls In Hawaii Alternative, Rock
Rapture (feat. Sebastien Grainger) Circle m DatA Electronic
So Much in Love (feat. Benjamin Diamond) Circle m DatA Electronic
15 Aout Circle m Benjamin Biolay Pop
La Superbe Circle m Benjamin Biolay Alternative, Pop
L'Espoir Fait Vivre Circle m Benjamin Biolay Alternative, Pop
Vero Circle m Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band Pop, Rock
Square 1234 Circle m Alice Lewis Pop
Lave Circle m Alex Beaupain Pop
Je Veux Circle m Alex Beaupain Pop
Froide (Instrumental) Circle m A.S Dragon Alternative
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