Thomas de Raad
Thomas de Raad - A&R at CTM Publishing
As a kid Thomas was very intrigued by a drummer of a band playing in his hometown. He decided he wanted to learn playing the drums and bought his first drum kit. Turning 13, he exchanged his drum kit for a dj set, and started performing at bars and events across the country. Once graduated with a BBA and Music Marketing & Management specialism, he started working for Protocol Recordings, doing the day-to-day management for Nicky Romero. After a year he started managing his own acts signed to Nicky’s label; French dj and producer Arno Cost and Dutch duo Volt & State. In 2016 a new challenge crossed Thomas’ path. He started working for Europe’s leading independent publishing company CTM Publishing as A&R. Thomas’ main role is guiding composers and producers in the emerging dance-pop music scene, helping them cross-over to the mainstream, and extending CTM’s roster within the electronic and pop genre.
CTM Publishing is Europe’s the leading independent music publishers with a strong global network of independent partners. CTM Publishing has had successful cuts with The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Sam Feldt, Yellow Claw, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Mike Perry, Galantis, Lost Frequencies and many more.