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CTM Publishing announces four deals via its partnership with Steve Lewis

By | Published on Friday 21 December 2018

CTM Publishing

Independent music publisher CTM has announced a number of new deals, all of which have been secured via the firm’s partnership with UK music publishing veteran Steve Lewis.

The new deals include acquisitions of the publishing catalogue of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Derek Bramble and the music publishing rights of composer Matt Winn. Meanwhile an administration deal has been secured with Roger Greenaway and a worldwide publishing agreement with Neil Rushton for his Kool Kat/Base Room catalogues.

Confirming the new deals, CTM owner André de Raaff – who previously founded and ran indie publisher Imagem before its sale to Concord last year – says: “I have known Steve for more than 20 years and we always had a very successful and also pleasant relationship. During my ‘Imagem years’ we did not work together, but we always kept in contact. His extremely impressive career speaks for itself and I am pleased that in the first year of our new relationship we have been able to make these signings and I am convinced many will follow in 2019”.

For his part Lewis – who over his career has run music publishing businesses like Virgin Music, Chrysalis and Stage Three Music – adds: “André was my sub-publisher when I ran both Chrysalis and Stage Three and, having worked together for 25 years, I know we have the same philosophy. CTM is proactive, writer-centric and independent minded. I know I can rely on their administration and creative teams to provide the very best service to writers”.