Ole Expands Partnership With Timbaland
By Murray Stassen. Fast-growing independent rights management company Ole has expanded its deal with 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 not only his catalogue but also an expanding roster of new songwriting talent through the ole-Bluestone publishing co-venture.
The co-venture was 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” Conaway, and rapper Justin “Capo” Andrews.
“Timbaland has influenced and shaped an entire era of music, and we welcome this expansion of our successful relationship,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of Ole. “From both a music and business vantage point, we look forward to growing with him. We will work to bring Timbaland’s music to an even wider audience while helping to develop the writers and artists he discovers via our ole-Bluestone venture.” “Ole has been great to work with, and it only made sense to further our partnership,” said Timbaland.