Another $1bn washes into the audio business, as CTM partners with US fund to invest in publishing and master rights

Previously this week, MBW revealed that BMG and financial investment big KKR have jointly dedicated to paying in excess of $1bn on music copyrights (for starters) by using a new offer-searching partnership.

Now, another US-based financial investment company has unveiled strategies to pour ten figures of contemporary revenue into the new music business enterprise, as Dallas-based Outlander Fund and Netherlands-primarily based CTM BV announce a strategic alliance to acquire audio publishing and learn legal rights.

CTM Co-Founder and CEO André de Raaff is very well recognized for getting co-started the prosperous new music firm Imagem, which launched in 2007 as a co-undertaking with Dutch pension fund APG. In June 2017, Imagem was acquired by Harmony Bicycle New music for circa $550 million.

Now, de Raaff’s new enterprise with Outlander, CTM Outlander Tunes LP, suggests that its ambition is to commit $1 billion in copyrights more than the following 5 many years.

CTM Outlander Songs has presently shut its initial catalog deal with the acquisition of about 1,000 tunes from Sweden-based 10 New music Group, set up by successful Swedish singer, producer and composer Ola Håkansson.

The catalog features hits by Rihanna, Shakira, Worry! At the Disco, and Zara Larsson’s around the world strike Lush Lifestyle, which has been streamed over 950 million times on Spotify alone.

There is a really modern twist to this story, also: CTM Outlander Songs designs to acquire rights that permit it to use tunes and likenesses for holographic performances and the issuance of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the more and more buzzed-about electronic property at this time making waves in the audio field.

The fund suggests that it will create NFTs “representing legendary artists, iconic tracks, and unforgettable musical moments… with provable lawful legal rights in the song, the likeness of the artist, and/or in the footage used”.


Ola Håkansson, Founder of Ten Songs Team, reported: “We are certain that the new partnership among Outlander and CTM, collectively with André and CTM’s longstanding experience and standing in music publishing, will deliver a great new household for TEN’s publishing catalog.”

“We are persuaded that the new partnership concerning Outlander and CTM, alongside one another with André and CTM’s longstanding experience and track record in songs publishing, will present a wonderful new home for TEN’s publishing catalog.”

Ola Håkansson, 10 New music Group

Outlander counts Les Ware, co-founder and Chairman of patent administration organization Marconi, as 1 of its Principals. Ware commented: “We have carefully researched the tunes IP marketplace for some time now.”

“Technology is shifting the music market place quite swiftly and we have the deep knowledge vital to navigate and profit from these variations.”

Les Ware, Outlander

He extra: “We have been running intellectual house for the past 30 years and believe that that the time has occur to bring our expertise to bear on the songs sector.

“Technology is changing the tunes industry very swiftly and we have the deep abilities vital to navigate and financial gain from these variations.

“The Ten acquisition matches our strategic goals and serves as a sturdy basis for our fund’s audio acquisitions. In cooperation with André we trust that this is the initial of quite a few, quite a few purchases.”

“We are thrilled about our romantic relationship with Outlander and its principals’ proven financial investment savvy, and search ahead to many profitable acquisitions with Outlander.”

André de Raaff, CTM Entertainment

André de Raaff, CEO of CTM Leisure, said: “We are thrilled about our connection with Outlander and its principals’ demonstrated expense savvy, and glimpse ahead to many rewarding acquisitions with Outlander.

“We thank Ola Håkansson for his believe in and we search forward to controlling the Ten portfolio.”Songs Enterprise Around the world