CTM = ENTERTAINMENT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
CTM operates in the industries of music publishing, artist management, digital distribution as well as in the fields of music, TV, film and events production.
What stands out in all these various activities is our drive to build, manage and successfully exploit a rights portfolio in the areas of media and entertainment. To do this, we develop and produce our own TV formats and film production; discover musical talent and develop long-term careers; and acquire catalogs for our music publishing activities. We do all of this with an outstanding and passionate team that wants to be successful.
We want to “make the difference” in all activities that we develop as a media and entertainment company. Our drive combines entrepreneurship with company-wide commitment and passion. Through this approach, we make the difference by steering the creative processes and successfully exploiting intellectual property in the creative fields of music, film, television and internet.
Creation and acquisition of intellectual property are at the heart of our daily activities. The difference is
made through our dedication, and enthusiasm. And also through our network of relationships with our media partners, industry associations, composers, performers, producers and directors, and through our thorough accounting systems and international reach.
CTM has chosen to focus on those activities where we excel. We usually operate from a local base, but with the world as a potential market. Flexible, transparent, accessible and reliable, we have a small organization’s efficiency yet operate with the strength of a global brand thanks to our international offices and network.
Also due to CTM’s company synergy within the various divisions it is making the difference. The daily goal for every single CTM-professional is simple: every single success matters. Whether it is big or small, personal or corporate, national or international – it matters, and it is making the difference.
André de Raaff (CEO)
André de Raaff (1953) began his career as Creative Manager of music publishing company Warner-Basart (the Dutch branch of Time Warner) in 1971, promoted to Managing Director in 1978. From 1990 to 1999 de Raaff was President/CEO of Europe’s largest independent record company and music publisher, Arcade.
In 1999, de Raaff was responsible for the merger of Arcade with the leading Dutch independent publisher Strengholt, resulting in one of Europe’s largest independent music publishers. Simultaneously, de Raaff became a member, and later chairman, of the Board of Directors of the Strengholt Group.
In 2004, de Raaff joined forces with Denis Wigman and Bob Hubar to found CTM. (Hubar died in 2008.) In 2014 De Raaff was honored by the King of the Netherlands as “Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau”. Also, in 2014 André received the most important award for the Dutch entertainment industry: ‘De Veer’. De Raaff was board member of the mechanical and performance rights organisation Buma/Stemra and chairman of the Dutch Publishers Association. André was responsible for creating - together with Dutch pension fund ABP – the leading worldwide independent music publishing company Imagem, in the shortest time ever in history.
Jitze de Raaff (Managing Director)
Jitze de Raaff (1980) – while completing his studies in Commercial Economics – launched a limousine service in 2001, followed by initiatives in the field of entertainment websites and online webshops. Shortly afterwards, Jitze established an artist management firm before merging with the record label CTM Music & Management. In addition to this, Jitze heads the music publishing company CTM Publishing and is responsible for all music activities within CTM.