ole and Timbaland Touchdown with 7 Songs during Super Bowl Halftime Show
ole songwriter, Timbaland with long-time collaborator, Justin Timberlake
TORONTO, ON – On February 7, ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is proud to recognize its 7 hit songs performed by superstar mega talent, Justin Timberlake, during Super Bowl LII’s halftime show. The incredible performance included: “Filthy”, “SexyBack”, “My Love”, “Cry Me A River”, “Suit & Tie”, “Until the End of Time” and “Mirrors”, all co-written with ole hitmaker, Timbaland.
The electrifying set’s opening number, “Filthy”, is also the first single from Timberlake’s new album, “Man of the Woods”, which was released on February 2nd and includes 3 more ole co-writes by Timbaland: “Say Something” featuring Chris Stapleton, “Young Man” and “Sauce”.
“It was exciting to hear Timbaland’s music showcased at the Super Bowl with long-time collaborator Justin Timberlake during his halftime show performance,” commented Gary Marella, Timbaland’s manager and President of Mono Music Group. “The new music on Justin’s “Man of the Woods” album speaks volumes about Timbaland’s timeless skills as a producer and co-writer.”
The halftime show wasn’t the only place during the Super Bowl broadcast that an ole song was performed. The Missy Elliott track, “Get Ur Freak On", also co-penned by Timbaland, was featured in the Doritos Blaze vs. Mountain Dew Ice commercial starring Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman, and featuring cameos by Missy and Busta Rhymes.
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 group. 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.
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