Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easily Download Music You Enjoy!

Upon logging into the NML today, many of you notice the "Buy and Download" buttons in the NML. These links will take you to our Download store, Classics Online!

While many users welcome this feature, (as even some of the more well known recordings can be tough to find for purchase), some folks epxressed interest in the ability to turn this feature off.

Here's a step by step guide to turning the links off, should your institution like to.

Here's a Screenshot with the Link on.

1. To Begin: Log into the NML with your administrator Username//Password

2. Click on "Manage Account"

3. The next pop-up will display the account management screen. You can see the "Enable/Disable" option for the COL Links.

That will do it! If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at Naxos.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Naxos Video Library!

It's been a busy past few months for us in the NOL (Naxos Online Libraries) world. I say NOL, because this post has nothing to do with the NML! With all of the iPhone and NML Development, we almost forgot to do a nice Friday preview for everyone!

The Naxos Video Library is in it's final stages of Beta Testing! What does this mean for you? It means it's now time to show some screenshots, video's, and to share some thoughts!

Since we're still in development, things can and will change from the previews below.

Also, please leave comments or e-mail me directly with anything you'd be interested in seeing in the NVL! Now, let's get to the previews!

As I mentioned previously, I'm still learning all of the Youtube/Blogspot Embed rules. Please excuse the video aspect ratio. *If you know how to adjust this, please share! I've tried all of the suggested tips so far :(*

First is a short video of the Player Window.

Looks Great! You'll notice that just like the NML, the NVL's metadata is linked. Do you enjoy a particular choreographer and want to see what else we have in the NVL by him/her? Simply click on their name to get a full listing!

Next up is the main menu scroll, and Playlist Window.

The Youtube video may be a bit small, so it's best to check out the site itself. Many of the menus have drop downs and expandable options!

The NVL divides all of the videos into the appropriate chapters, and best of all, by work! If you're looking for a particular aria, rest assured you'll be able to instantly jump directly to it! Here's a screen-shot of the chapter and work seperation!

Another great feature of the NVL is the Playlist function. By using the administrator log in credentials, you'll be able to create custom clips (see below for a video on how that works!), and post Static URL's just like the Naxos Music Library.

Here's a screen shot of the "How To" on Clip Creation:

Here's the final clip we've got today. This shows the NVL's "Booklet Download" feature.

You'll be able to save most of the booklets of all available DVD's as .PDF's! So far, this has been one of my favorite features.

Another piece of good news: The Naxos Video Library streams exclusively with Adobe Flash! For more information on Flash, or to download the latest version, click here!

That about wraps it up today! Check back often for more information, and please leave your comments below or deliver them via e-mail! We want your input as much as possible!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009


The American Musicological Society recently held their annual meeting in Philadelpia, PA.

I had a great time, and got some great feedback! We appreciate all of the folks who came by and talked about everything from the new iPhone App, to the Naxos Video Library (Look for a post shortly with some great new Developments and Screenshots), to the AWESOME Virtual Haydn.

Here's a clip of the Virtual Haydn we had on display!

(e) - I'm still learning how to format the Aspect Ratio of embedded clips! Please bear with me!

Overall the show was great, and it was nice to see everyone!

Are there other shows/meetings/conventions you'd like to see the NML team at? If so, post below in the comments section, and we'll be sure to try our best to attend!

Here are some pictures from the trip!

NML Booth at the AMS Meeting

Hello from the Curtis Institute of Music! What a GREAT Music Library they have!

Ah, the city life!

Where would you like to see the NML team?


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Naxos Music Library iPhone App is Live!

Hi All,

The Naxos Music Library iPhone App is now Live! You are now able to listen to your personal and account created playlists on the iPhone and iPod Touch!

For more information on the "Nuts & Bolts" of how the app works, see this post.

Search the iTunes App Store for "Naxos Music Library" to download the Free App, or follow this link!

What a thrilling day for the world of classical music!

Here's a step by step walk-through from finding the app, to synching your device!

1. Enter "Naxos Music Library" ("Naxos" works too) in the iTunes store Search box.

2. Click on "Get App"

3. Enter your Apple ID, or create a new account. Download the App.

4. Once the App has been downloaded, ensure it's in queue to be synched up. I've taken a shot below of everything "as it should be". If you've installed an App from the iTunes store before, it's exactly the same as every App!

Once the App is Installed, it's time to make sure you have some playlists!

1. Visit the NML. If you are an student or member of an institution, you can visit your institutions unique webpage. Ask your Librarian, Account Administrator, or us here at Naxos if you have questions!

2. Any playlist in your personal folder, or account folder will be available. Below is a shot from a University account. Individual subscribers won't need to adjust anything, or log in a second time, to create playlists!

3. Oh, and lest we forget: The iPhone App, synchs both your Naxos Music Library, and Naxos Music Library Jazz playlists! Here's a screenshot of my iPod Touch. The playlist "Allison Wedding " (a very cool Jazz singer) , is an NMLJazz Playlist, while "Bernstien Mass" is an NML palylist.

We'd like to also take a moment and give a very big "Thanks" to our developers!

From all of us at Naxos, Happy Remote Listening!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NML e-Card; Naxos at AMS 2009!

Hi Folks!

Below is an interactive e-card which you can share, and embed everywhere! The App is in the final stages of approval, and we'll be sure to let everyone know when it's ready to download from the App store!

NML iPhone e-Card! Share me!

- On the e-card page, there are embed links and different embed codes for every social media outlet available!

I've also added the latest question to the Q+A post below!

Q: Who can use the App?

A: All subscribers will be able to make use of the App; Institutions, Orchestras, and individual subscribers! Students at institutions will be able to listen to their personal playlists, as well as those created by the professors and account administrators.

If you require assistance with the "Student Playlist" functionality, please feel free to write! My e-mail address is below!

Also, if you or anyone from your institution, is attending the AMS conference in Philadelphia this weekend, be sure to stop by and say "Hi!" I'll have my iPhone on hand for you to play with!

Happy Listening,