ole and Super-Producer Timbaland Extend and Expand Their Partnership
Super-Producer Timbaland with ole CEO & Chairman Robert Ott
ole and Timbaland Extend Their Publishing Co-Venture, Bluestone
ole Expands Timbaland Worldwide Administrative Rights
TORONTO, ONTARIO (January 23, 2017) – ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent publishing and rights management company, announced today it has extended and expanded its successful partnership with GRAMMY-winning super-producer, Timbaland. Bluestone, founded in 2012, will continue as a successful pop and urban publishing co-venture of ole and Timbaland. Industry veteran Eric Spence will continue to work with ole to facilitate the future activity of the venture. ole has also expanded its worldwide administrative deal with Timbaland with the addition of YouTube and other digital video platforms.
As part of the extension of Bluestone, ole also announced that the company and Timbaland have extended their relationship with hit songwriter and American rapper, Garland Mosley, on a worldwide administrative deal. In 2013, Mosley, brother of Timbaland and best known by his stage name Sebastian, was the first deal signed by Bluestone.
“ole is very pleased to extend the term of our successful, 5-year co-venture with Timbaland and Bluestone,” said ole CEO & Chairman Robert Ott. “We look forward to supporting the development of promising new talent under Timbaland’s able guidance.”
“I look forward to extending my successful partnership with ole, and ascending to new heights in our future business endeavors,” said Timbaland.
In addition to Mosley, Bluestone maintains a roster that includes Milli Beatz, David Bratton, Justin “Capo” Andrews, Doug Makuta, and Maurice “Velly” Conaway.
Timbaland has produced an A-List of award-winning pop and urban artists, including Usher, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, The Pussycat Dolls, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Kanye West, OneRepublic, Flo Rida, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Lil Wayne, among many others. Apart from producing, Timbaland has had a successful artist career releasing three solo albums, including “Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment” (1998), “Shock Value” (2007), and “Shock Value II” (2009). Most recently, Timbaland has been working on an upcoming LP, titled “Textbook Timbo.”
Mosley’s notable copyrights include multiple cuts on Justin Timberlake’s album “20/20 Experience” (including hit single “Mirrors”), multiple cuts on Jay-Z’s album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” and the 2013 Beyonce release, “Grown Woman,” as well as several singles and cuts from other artists such as Timbaland (including the hit single “The Way I Are”), Demi Lovato, and Bubba Sparxxx, among others.
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland.
ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media – which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world – in a major deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Chris Janson, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O’Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. ole has ongoing ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole’s venture with global hitmaker Timbaland. ole’s legacy catalogs and writers include Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.
ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.
ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
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Iman Sandimanie-Carroll, DiGennaro Communications