Naïve Records

Naïve Records
Founded 1997 (1997)
Founder Patrick Zelnik
Gilles Paires
Eric Tong Cuong
Genre Pop, jazz, classical, chanson
Country of origin France
Location Paris
Official website

Naïve Records is a French independent record label based in Paris, specializing in electronic music, pop music, jazz and classical music. It was founded in 1997 by Patrick Zelnik, Gilles Paires and Eric Tong Cuong.[1][2]

Naïve has acquired various other record labels, including among classical labels early music labels Michel Bernstein's Astrée Auvidis, Yolanta Skura's Opus 111 (founded 1990, named after the Beethoven sonata Op.111) and Nicolas Bartholomée's Ambroisie, and modernist label Montaigne (founded 1987).[3][4]



  1. Billboard - 6 June 1998 - Page 69 Vol. 110, n° 23 "Naive was founded at the end of 1997 by former Virgin France chairman Zelnik and advertising agency Euro RSCG ... in the electronic music area," explains Rebet, who also serves as GM of Naive Records and Naive's music publishing unit."
  2. Billboard - 13 Sept. 2003 - Page 36 Vol. 115, n° 37 "Ryko has also sealed a non-exclusive pact with French label Naive, founded by former Virgin France CEO Patrick Zelnik and ..."
  3. Access: Quels publics pour la musique classique? Page 284 Pascale Seys, Festival de Wallonie - 2003 ".. Hervé Boissière est, depuis avril 1999, Directeur artistique des labels classiques de Naïve regroupant Astrée, Opus 111, Montaigne et Travelling"
  4. Billboard - 19 Jul 2003 - Page 15 Vol. 115, No. 29 "Under the guidance of artistic director Herve Boissiere, Naive was hailed worldwide for its smartly designed reissues from Auvidis' Astree and Montaigne catalogs, as well as both old and new material from another acquisition, the early music label Opus 111."
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