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CMM and Norwegian Cult Label CRIME RECORDS: New Partnership Walked by Faith in Fairness towards Artists


CMM and CRIME RECORDS join forces, kicking it off with all-star concept Marius Danielsen's Legend Of Valley Doom!


CMM GmbH, known for working with big names in the music biz as well as for caring for independent artists from all around the globe with their Service for Artist Owned Labels (SAOL), has now entered a partnership with the Norwegian independent label Crime Records AS. Kicking off with Marius Danielsen’s kaleidoscopic all-star concept Legend Of Valley Doom and the grand finale of his epic trilogy in February, the like-minded companies will join forces to help extraordinary artists with nurturing their own self-sustainability.

Founded back in 2013 by amongst others Martin Steene (Iron Fire), Crime Records’ primary focus lies on fairness towards their artists, explicitly refraining from practices such as oppressive contracts. The label’s A&R team is known for their ability to find inventively outstanding approaches to rock and metal and therefore re-shaping particularly the progressive flanks throughout these genres. In recent years, Crime Records’ honest modesty and clear vision have gained the interest of renowned cult artists such as prog mastermind Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon) and multi-instrumentalist Asgeir Mickelson (Veil of Secrets, ex-Borknagar++), who have already signed up. And with a passion for music, they're not afraid to take on art-projects such as the debut from critically acclaimed Vitam Aeternam.

CMM Head Of Promo Sonja about the new cooperation: “After 2020, looking at this new year packed with exciting releases by a line-up of perky artists gets us thrilled!” Thomas Steen-Larsen, CEO of Crime Records, adds: "We're really looking forward to getting this new partnership (rockin' and) rolling! It became clear to us quite early that the passion, vision, and general vibe presented to us was something we could connect to. So we're excited to be able to present our upcoming projects with CMM in our corner."


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