CMM was founded in 1989 as an individual enterprise by Wolfgang Rott. The company fastly excelled to the number one independent-rock-promotion in Germany. The first band was already a great success: The German band AXXIS sold over 100,000 copies of their debut album.
In 1996 Wolfgang Rott founded the cmm consulting and media Ltd. Cmm’s promotion became a trademark all over Europe. A full service promotion office which clients belong to all major record companies such as EMI, Warner, Sony, BMG and Universal. There is also a large number of independent-companies among them. In addition to other reasons the progressive-label IndsideOut Music was strongly involved in the rapid ascent of cmm.
The list of the supervised artists starts with AC/DC and continues with Black Sabbath over Eric Clapton, Cher, Dio, Peter Gabriel, Iron Maiden, Killing Joke, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Scorpions all the way to Van Halen, Whitesnake and ZZ Top.
It’s not only the big names that shape this company’s picture. Countless newcomers and indie bands were brought to the fans by the media.
In August 2004 the GmbH fell into bankruptcy because of bad debt loss. Then, Wolfgang Rott concentrated on his individual enterprise which carried on the tradition with a new team. In March 2008 the individual enterprise merged into the new founded cmm – communication, management, marketing GmbH. This is beneath other things a joint venture with the ICS GmbH, which is well known as the organizer of Wacken Open Air, Metal Battle and a lot more activities in the rock and metal sector.
As a promotion agency with more than 25 years of experience within the music business, we have access to an extensive network of artists and managements. Besides our contacts within the whole media landscape as well as to tour managers and festivals, we are also engaged in band management. As far as promotion is concerned, we can draw from a network of contacts which has grown steadily over the years.
We successfully extended our online presence: Consequently we offer an all-in-one promotion which is well prepared at all relevant levels even in times of web 2.0!