Timbaland signs worldwide publishing and catalogue deal with Ole

Tina Hart

Ole has concluded a music publishing catalogue acquisition and multi-year worldwide publishing administration deal on future songs written by producer, artist and songwriter, Timbaland.

Among compositions that will come under the deal are seven No.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 catalogue contains over 500 copyrights, including a number of hit singles – three at No.3, six Top 10, three Top 15, seven Top 20, and eight Top 40 - 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.

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.

Timbaland said: "I am pleased to have chosen such an innovative company as my new music publisher.

"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, 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, he has produced an A-List of artists and 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).

Ole president, Michael McCarty said: “Timbaland is the modern Quincy Jones.

"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."

The ole catalogue includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. The company has completed over $120MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogues: 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 administrates and sub-publishes music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers.


Tags: Publishing, Talent, signing, timbaland, ole

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