ole-bluestone Signs Co-Publishing Deal with Hip-Hop and R&B Producer Maurice "Velly" Conaway
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 Maurice "Velly" Conaway, a hip-hop and R&B producer, songwriter, and musician from Baltimore, MD, who has worked with R&B and hip-hop artists Twista, Busta Rhymes, and Mya along with Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo. He has also scored the independent film Incomplete and worked on TV soundtracks for the Oxygen and Lifetime networks.
"Velly is an extremely talented musician, songwriter, and producer who has worked with big-name artists in hip-hop and R&B," said Leo V. Williams IV, General Manager of Creative (Los Angeles) for ole. "He is an excellent addition to the ole-bluestone roster, and we look forward to representing him."
"Velly has deep, refined musical chops," said ole-bluestone's Eric Spence. "Being adept at playing ten instruments, he serves up some serious ear candy."
"I'm excited to be working with ole-bluestone and can't wait to get started on the projects we have lined up," said Velly. "It's a thrill to work with a company that really understands the needs of songwriters and producers, and I'm ready to get started on bringing my ideas to life with their help."
Velly is a multi-instrumentalist, playing 10 different instruments as well as reading, writing, and composing full scores. He participated in the 2013 ole-bluestone song camp at Thomas Crown Studios in Virginia Beach.
Velly 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 prior co-publishing 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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