Dance music promotor Insomniac, best known for its flagship Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) music festival in Las Vegas, has entered into a long-term exclusive worldwide music publishing partnership with Netherlands-born independent music publisher CTM Publishing.
This new partnership, signed via Insomniac’s record label umbrella Insomniac Music Group, will operate under the name of Sounds That Never Sleep Publishing.
Since delving into the record label business in 2014 via the Insomniac Records imprint, the company has worked with artists such as Chris Lake, Dombresky, Habstrakt, Redlight and more.
In addition to having released over 200 tracks, Insomniac Records has also curated an annual EDC compilation series, featuring four EDC Las Vegas and one EDC Mexico master soundtracks containing track selections pulled from the festival’s line-ups.
In 2018, Insomniac Records extended its scope outside of the standard record label model with the launch of Insomniac Music Group.
Outside of its existing network of labels—which includes internal brand imprints such as HARD Recs, Bassrush Records, IN / ROTATION, Dreamstate Records and Discovery Project, they have also partnered with artist-centric labels such as NGHTMRE and SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations, Fisher’s Catch & Release, Justin Martin’s What To Do, and Will Clarke’s All We Have Is Now.
One of Insomniac’s most notable achievements is a Grammy nomination, received for Fisher’s track, Losing It.
“It is a logical step for Insomniac to expand their activities with music publishing rights.”
André de Raaff, CTM
CTM’s CEO, André de Raaff said: “It is a logical step for Insomniac to expand their activities with music publishing rights.
“We are pleased and proud that they have chosen CTM as their partner and we are convinced that we can be the right company for them based on our music publishing experience, network and worldwide knowledge and we look forward to making Sounds That Never Sleep Publishing a leading player in the music publishing space of the dance music world, where Insomniac is already a dominant player in many areas.”
“Launching a publishing entity was a necessary move in the expansion of Insomniac Music Group.”
Joe Wiseman, Insomniac
Insomniac’s Joe Wiseman (pictured) added: “Launching a publishing entity was a necessary move in the expansion of Insomniac Music Group.
“We are beyond excited to partner with CTM to continue to grow Insomniac’s footprint in the dance music space.
“It’s our mission to develop and support emerging talent, as well as support the publishing needs of familiar names in the Insomniac network.”
“Sounds That Never Sleep is a home for (electronic) artists and producers of all genres that are looking for a platform to add all these extra layers of expertise to their team.”
Thomas Deelder, CTM
CTM’s Creative Director, Thomas Deelder, said: “Working with Insomniac for years this is full circle; Sounds That Never Sleep is a home for (electronic) artists and producers of all genres that are looking for a platform to add all these extra layers of expertise to their team.” Music Business Worldwide