Canadian indie music rights firm ole has expanded its deal with Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, and solo artist Timbaland from administration to a worldwide co-publishing agreement.
Timbaland and ole began working together in 2012, and the relationship has progressively expanded to include his growing catalog of hits and an expanding roster of new songwriting talent through the ole-Bluestone publishing co-venture, launched in 2013 to discover and develop new songwriters.
So far, the partnership has signed rapper and songwriter Garland "Sebastian' Mosley, who shares co-writing credits on Justin Timberlake's hit track "Mirrors", and David Bratton, the songwriter behind the 2014 gospel hit "Every Praise", as well as alternative rock band OK Mayday, hip-hop/R&B producer/songwriter Maurice "Velly' Conway, and rapper Justin "Capo" Andrews.
Commented ole CEO Robert Ott: "Timbaland has influenced and shaped an entire era of music, and we welcome this expansion of our successful relationship. From both a music and business vantage point, we look forward to growing with him."
Timbaland responded, saying that "ole has been great to work with, and it only made sense to further our partnership."
The American rapper was born Timothy Zachery Mosley. His credits in the past year include work with Coldplay, Beyoncé, Jay Z & Kanye West ("Drunk In Love" remix), DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, Karl Wolf, Xscape, and the Empire s/t.