ole signs expanded deal with Timbaland including YouTube rights … – Music Business Worldwide

Toronto-born rights management company ole has extended and expanded its partnership with Grammy-winning producer Timbaland.

ole and Timbaland’s pop and urban publishing co-venture Bluestone, founded in 2012, will continue – with industry veteran Eric Spence continuing to work with ole to facilitate the future activity of the company.

ole has also expanded its worldwide administrative deal with Timbaland himself, including the addition of YouTube and other digital video platforms.

As part of the extension of Bluestone, ole and Timbaland have also 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 (pictured with Timbaland).

“We look forward to supporting the development of promising new talent under Timbaland’s able guidance.”

“We look forward to supporting the development of promising new talent under Timbaland’s able guidance.”

Robert ott, Ole

“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 work by artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, 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.

He has also released three solo albums as an artist, including “Tim’s Bio: Life from da Bassment” (1998), “Shock Value” (2007), and “Shock Value II” (2009), and is working on an upcoming LP, titled “Textbook Timbo.”

He headed up the music team on Fox’s TV drama smash Empire before leaving last year.

Mosley’s notable copyrights include multiple cuts on Justin Timberlake’s album “20/20 Experience” (including hit single “Mirrors”), plus multiple cuts on Jay-Z’s album “Magna Carta Holy Grail”.

ole recently announced that it had raised a new $500m fund for buyouts, after spending more than $520m on acquisitions since being founded in 2004.

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.

The company has operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London.Music Business Worldwide


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