In 2005, Chandos Records was the first classical label to offer mp3s on its website. They now run The Classical Shop with over 45 labels on offer, including Naxos, LSO Live, Coro, Avie, Onyx and many rarer European labels, which are not available in physical format in the UK. The service has been designed for the classical user, and as such is very easy to use.
The current managing director of Chandos Records is Ralph Couzens, son of Brian Couzens.
Complete symphonies of Alwyn, Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Arnold, Shostakovich, Bax
Tone Poems of Liszt
Film Music series includes: Shostakovich, Vaughan Willams, Bax, Korngold, Coates, Addinsell, Addison
Recordings released by Chandos have won many awards including Gramophone Record of the Year for Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony with LSO, Gramophone Choral Recording of the Year for Hummel Masses, and many many more. In 2008 they received 2 Grammys for Best Opera Recording and for Best Engineered Classical Album in 2008.
They have an exclusive recording partnership with the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox (many times Gramophone winner with Chandos recordings) and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.