Classical:NEXT is produced by Berlin-based Piranha Arts. In addition to being a label and publisher as well as an event agency, Piranha has been running the music meeting WOMEX – The World Music Expo – annually since 1994 (www.womex.com) and consults and co-organises several global music meetings and special projects all around the globe. For more information on Piranha Arts Consultancy services see further pages in this chapter.
CLASS – the Association of Classical Independents in Germany is an alliance of independent record manufacturers and distributors from the fields of classical music, world music and jazz. While maintaining the independence of all of its companies, CLASS undertakes communal activities for its members such as trade fairs and media exposure, as well as advertising and marketing campaigns.