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CTM Outlander acquires the Strengholt Music Group

By | Published on Monday 31 July 2023

The increasingly acquisitive CTM Outlander has acquired Dutch music company the Strengholt Music Group in what it calls “a milestone moment for one of the world’s fastest growing indie music publishers”.

CTM formed a strategic alliance with Dallas-based investment fund Outlander Capital Management back in 2021 with the intent of buying up song and recording rights catalogues via the CTM Outlander venture.

The latest deal brings a significant catalogue to that venture. CTM says that the Strengholt Music Group – formerly known as Warner Basart Music and part of the European entertainment company Strengholt – is “considered one of the biggest pioneers of the Dutch music industry” and that its catalogue “contains over 100 number one hits which form part of Dutch music history”.

On the publishing side, the Strengholt catalogue include works by Boudewijn De Groot, Lennaert Nijgh, Ramses Shaffy, Pierre Kartner, Hans van Hemert, Ferry Corsten, Radboud Miedema, John Ewbank, Eric Van Tijn and Jochem Fluitsma.

And there’s a recordings catalogue too, including tracks by Anita Meyer, Conny Vandenbos, Corry Konings, The Smurfs, Vader Abraham, MC Miker G & Deejay Sven, De Dijk and Ben Cramer.