Timbaland Signs Worldwide Publishing and Catalog Deal with ole

September 21, 2012 12:45 ET

Timbaland Signs Worldwide Publishing and Catalog Deal with ole

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2012) - ole is pleased to announce that it has concluded a music publishing catalog acquisition and multi-year worldwide publishing administration deal on future songs written by hit producer/ artist/songwriter, Timbaland.

Notable compositions in this deal include seven #1 US Billboard Hot 100 singles: "Sexyback," "My Love," and "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake, "Say it Right" and "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado, "Try Again" by Aaliyah, and "Give It To Me" by Timbaland. The catalog contains over 500 copyrights, including several #3s (3), Top 10s (6), Top 15s (3), Top 20s (7), and Top 40s (8) from artists such as 50 Cent, Fabolous, Rihanna, Flo Rida, Pussy Cat Dolls, Pink, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris, Drake, and Chris Cornell, among others.

Timbaland's current projects include the recently released singles with Missy Elliot, "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat", and her pending album, as well as his own upcoming album Shock Value III.

"I am pleased to have chosen such an innovative company as my new music publisher," says Timbaland. "I can't wait to work with the team at ole as we seize the future together with the new sounds and energy I'm about to unleash on the music industry."

Timothy Z. Mosley, professionally known as Timbaland, is an American record producer, songwriter, and rapper. Since completing his first full-credit work on "Ginuwine…the Bachelor" for R&B artist Ginuwine's 1996 album, and following that up with further work on Aaliyah's 1996 album One in a Million, and Missy Elliot's 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly Timbaland's status as a prominent R&B/Hip-Hop artist producer was established.

Since then, Timbaland has produced an A-List of artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, Limp Bizkit, No Doubt, 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, New Kids on the Block, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, 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).

"Timbaland is the modern Quincy Jones," states ole President, Michael McCarty. "He captures the artist's vision and turns it into reality, pushes the envelope of popular music, and is an enthusiastic mentor of new talent. ole looks forward to working closely with him on the next phase of his stellar career."

About ole:

Founded in 2004, ole boasts a team of over 40 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with operations in the U.S. (MusicBox) and Canada (clear).

ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past six years and earned the Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2012 Song of the Year Award for "Crazy Girl" (Liz Rose/Lee Brice) and its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift). Other recent notable ole awards include: SESAC 2011 Country Performance Activity Award for "Til Summer Comes Around" (Monty Powell/Keith Urban); three BMI 2011 Most Performed Songs Awards for "Fearless" (Liz Rose, Taylor Swift); "Why Wait" (Jimmy Yeary, Tom Shapiro) and "Let Me Down Easy" (Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler); 2011 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" (Steven Lee Olsen, Bruce Wallace); 2011 SOCAN Domestic Television Series Music Award "Busytown Mysteries" (Peter Coulman, Carl Lenox, David Tedesco); and 2011 SOCAN Award for 100,000 Radio Performances of Lighthouse's "Sunny Days" and "Pretty Lady" (Skip Prokop).

The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $120MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Rami Yacoub, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, CCI and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That."

ole is committed to the creative development of its 60+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).

ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online client account transparency portal, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to modernizing its client services and to leading-edge IT.

Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles "Fearless," "White Horse," "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn," "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Pixie Lott's "All About Tonight"; "Legendary Child" by Aerosmith; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; JLS' "Do You Feel What I Feel"; Haley Reinhart feat. B.O.B.'s "Oh My!"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; Britney Spears' "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"; Kris Allen's "Fighters"; Pink's "U + Ur Hand"; 'N Sync's "It's Gonna Be Me"; Backstreet Boys' "Shape of My Heart"; iconic Canadian Olympic theme "I Believe"; Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet"; and Tim McGraw's "Something Like That."

ole MusicBox, with 10 staff in L.A., N.Y. and Toronto, is one of the world's largest providers of 100% cleared production music in all media. The company is committed to quality and offers music in all genres from renowned libraries such as the catalogs of Telemusic, Music House and Omnimusic, among others, and the thousands of available tracks in main owned-brands MusicBox, PromoBox, MusicBox Classics, Auracle, Nelvana Production Music, a repurposing of the elite quality music from the Nelvana show library and Attitude, a cutting-edge library produced by L.A. production music veterans, Cunningham & Lang (Chronic, Killer Edge).

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.