Andre de Raaff


John Minch (CEO – Imagem UK) / André de Raaff (then Group CEO – Imagem) pictured in 2015

Andre de Raaff is the Co-Founder and CEO of CTM and the Co-Founder and former CEO of Imagem Music Group.

Imagem was sold to Concord Bicycle Music in June 2017.

In 2004 André de Raaff co-founded CTM Entertainment. CTM Music works with various Dutch artists such as Jan Smit, Candy Dulfer and Elske DeWall, in combination with a large master catalogue of artists like Glennis Grace, Gino Vannelli, EliZe, Brace, Danny de Munk, Jim, as well as the largest master catalogue of the Netherlands: CNR/Arcade. In 2020, dance music promotor Insomniac, best known for its flagship Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) music festival in Las Vegas, entered into a long-term exclusive worldwide music publishing partnership with CTM Publishing.

In 2007,  CTM Publishing started a co-venture with Dutch pension fund APG to create Imagem Music. The first acquisitions were the Rondor UK, Zomba UK and 19 Music companies and the BBC Music catalogue. In April 2008, Imagem Music bought the No.1 classical music publishing group Boosey & Hawkes and a year later acquired The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, making it the world’s leading independent music publisher.

Andre de Raaff: Career before CTM

Andre De Raff’s career started as Creative Manager at the Dutch division of Time-Warner, Warner-Basart, becoming Managing Director after seven years. De Raff was President/CEO of the largest independent European record and publishing company, Arcade, through the 1990s, before merging the Arcade publishing companies with major Dutch independent music publishing company Strengholt in 1999, to create one of the biggest independent publishers in Europe.Music Business Worldwide

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