Insomniac, the world’s largest dance music promotor—best known for its flagship Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) music festival in Las Vegas—has signed a long-term exclusive worldwide music publishing partnership in connection with its record label umbrella Insomniac Music Group, with the worldwide indie music publisher CTM Publishing. Major new releases are planned, for which music publishing rights signings will be announced via this new partnership that will operate under the name of Sounds That Never Sleep Publishing.
Since delving into the record label business in 2014 via their eponymous imprint, Insomniac Records has cemented itself as a prominent player in the industry with an ever evolving catalog that has welcomed world renowned artists from the likes of Chris Lake, Dombresky, Habstrakt, Redlight and more. In addition to having over 200+ track releases under its belt, Insomniac Records has also curated a premier annual EDC compilation series, featuring four EDC Las Vegas and one EDC Mexico master soundtracks containing standout track selections pulled straight from the festival’s massive line-ups.
In 2018, Insomniac Records extended its scope outside of the standard record label model with the launch of Insomniac Music Group, a multi-faceted operation that allowed them to connect the dots between various areas of the music industry. Outside of its existing network of labels—which includes internal brand imprints such as HARD Recs, Bassrush Records, IN / ROTATION, Dreamstate Records and Discovery Project, they have also partnered up with select artists to drive artist-centric labels, such as NGHTMRE and SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations, Fisher’s Catch & Release, Justin Martin’s What To Do, and Will Clarke’s All We Have Is Now. One of Insomniac’s most notable achievements is the Grammy Nomination they received for Fisher’s chart-topping success, “Losing It.” Now, with the launch of this new publishing endeavour, Insomniac Music Group is positioning itself as a one-stop destination within the dance music space.
CTM’s CEO, André de Raaff: “It is a logical step for Insomniac to expand their activities with music publishing rights. We are pleased and proud that they have chosen CTM as their partner and we are convinced that we can be the right company for them based on our music publishing experience, network and worldwide knowledge and we look forward to making Sounds That Never Sleep Publishing a leading player in the music publishing space of the dance music world, where Insomniac is already a dominant player in many areas.”
Insomniac’s Joe Wiseman: “Launching a publishing entity was a necessary move in the expansion of Insomniac Music Group. We are beyond excited to partner with CTM to continue to grow Insomniac’s footprint in the dance music space. It’s our mission to develop and support emerging talent, as well as support the publishing needs of familiar names in the Insomniac network.”
CTM’s Creative Director, Thomas Deelder: “Working with Insomniac for years this is full circle; Sounds That Never Sleep is a home for (electronic) artists and producers of all genres that are looking for a platform to add all these extra layers of expertise to their team.”
CTM is one of the strongest independent entertainment firms of the world, with its headquarters in the Netherlands and foreign offices in Los Angeles, London, Miami and Brussels. CTM’s activities are leading in music publishing, representing world famous writers and catalogues. Next to that CTM is active as a record label and management for local top artists & actors and is a successful TV and Film producer.
CTM is owned by André de Raaff (former owner and founder of Imagem) and Jitze de Raaff.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority. For over 25 years, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across the globe. The company's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 465,000 fans over three days.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.