The world’s largest independent music publisher, the Imagem Music Group was, founded in 2008 and today has offices in Hilversum, Berlin, Brussels, London, New York and Los Angeles, with sub-publishers all over the world. Imagem was created, and jointly owned, by the pension fund ABP and CTM Publishing.
The cooperation with ABP provides the ideal opportunity for an independent music publisher that holds international ambitions. In that regard, Imagem succeeds in offering a perfect contrast to the big international (major) publishers. Imagem can
anticipate the specific needs and demands of our writers on a global scale, yet with a more personal and active support.
Imagem started out with the unique pop catalogs of Rondor UK, Zomba UK and the BBC Music catalog. Acquiring Boosey & Hawkes in 2008, Imagem became a leader in the field of classical music. Acquiring Rodgers & Hammerstein the following year, Imagem now owned an internationally recognized musical brand giving Imagem the desired diversification. Both B&H and R&H also gave Imagem long-established offices and staff in both London and New York and allowed Imagem to attract many more writers from those two important markets. Through all of this rapid growth for Imagem, the ambition is and remains: worldwide leading independent publisher in classical, pop and musical repertoire.