CMC International

For other uses, see CMC (disambiguation).
CMC International Records
Parent company BMG Entertainment
Sanctuary Records Group
Founded 1991
Founder Tom Lipsky
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) BMG Distribution
Sanctuary Records Group
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, rock
Country of origin  United States
Location Raleigh, North Carolina

CMC International was an American independent record label founded by Tom Lipsky in 1991, focused mainly on classic rock, and classic heavy metal. The label was the haven of many hard rock, arena rock, glam metal and AOR artists in the period when all the majors were investing all their financial efforts on grunge and alternative rock acts.[1] In 1995 CMC started a partnership with BMG Entertainment,[1] which in 1999 owned the majority of the company, with founder Tom Lipsky holding a minority stake.

CMC International became a division of Sanctuary Records Group in 2000, with Lipsky becoming president of Sanctuary Records North America.[2] After Universal Music Group acquired Sanctuary in 2007, CMC International ceased to exist.

Tom Lipsky is currently working as president of Roadrunner Records' Loud & Proud division, always managing classic rock bands and artists.[3]

Notable artists (past and present)

See also


  1. 1 2 Wright, Jeb (2010). "The Invisible Man: An Interview with Tom Lipsky". Classic Rock Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  2. Masson, Gordon; Ed Christman (8 April 2000). "U.k.'s Sanctuary Buys Castle Music". Dun & Bradstreet. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  3. "Tom Lipsky". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
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