ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Up-and-Coming Artist/Rapper/Songwriter Justin "Capo" Andrews
September 19, 2014 09:00 ET
TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) -
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ole-bluestone, a music publishing co-venture between ole and iconic super producer Timbaland, has completed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Justin "Capo" Andrews, an up-and-coming artist, rapper, and songwriter who is attracting serious attention from numerous industry suitors and tastemakers.
"Justin is already on the road to success, and we're happy to help push him forward with ole-bluestone," said Leo V. Williams, General Manager of Creative (Los Angeles) for ole. "The amount of attention he is getting in the industry brings to mind the frenzy that surrounded Drake when he was just starting out. It will be exciting to help him grow."
"Justin is primed to be a breakout artist and songwriter," said ole-bluestone's Eric Spence. "Since we started working with him, we've seen some real parallels with other successful Southern hip-hop writers like Timothy Clayton, aka Attitude, who wrote Nelly Furtado's 'Promiscuous.' There's really no telling how far he can go!"
"It's been a whirlwind over the last few months, but I'm happy to come out of it with the support of a company like ole-bluestone," said Andrews. "The more I get to know and work with the staff here, the more impressed I am with their knowledge of what it takes to be a successful artist and songwriter in today's industry. I'm looking forward to big things with them."
Andrews joins a growing stable of talent at ole that also includes seminal prog-rock band Rush, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and up-and-coming country artists Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jesse Rice, among many others. ole-bluestone also has existing deals in place with Garland "Sebastian" Mosley, and Clare Reynolds.
ole-bluestone is a co-venture between Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer Timbaland and global rights management company ole. ole-bluestone is dedicated to finding and fostering talented songwriters and helping them reach their full potential through active creative development and worldwide copyright administration.
ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $320M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 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, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Steven Tyler, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull and Marty Dodson. 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 is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan Securities, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank and OneWest Bank.
ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.
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