Naxos has closed its streaming service ClassicsOnline « since our technology partner ceased operating the platform used for », the website announces. Yet, there is also a financial reason, since Naxos’s CEO Klaus Heymann says: « ‘I don’t feel that terrible about it because nobody offering streaming is making money. » On the closed website, Naxos invites customers to try the following music services: – Streaming subscribers can enjoy over 2 million tracks from more than 800 labels including majors and hundreds of reputable independent labels, for as low as $17.50/month (based on our standard annual subscription rate). – Download customers will find a great range of classical music in popular downloadable formats like FLAC, MP3 and all of Naxos’ releases in High-Resolution.

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