Timbaland Joins the ole Family
ole is pleased to announce that it has concluded a music publishing catalog acquisition and multi-year worldwide publishing administration deal on future songs written by Grammy award-winning producer/artist/songwriter, Timbaland.
Notable compositions in this deal include seven #1 U.S. 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 catalog contains over 500 copyrights, including several #3s (3), Top 10s (6), Top 15s (3), Top 20s (7), and Top 40s (8) 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, among others.
Timbaland’s current projects include the pending-released singles with Missy Elliot: “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” and her pending album, as well as his own upcoming album, Shock Value III.
“Like me, ole is innovative and I’m proud to have them as my new music publisher,” says Timbaland. “I can’t wait to work with the team at ole as I embark on this journey with the new sounds and energy I’m about to unleash on the music industry.”
Timothy Z. Mosley, professionally known as Timbaland, completed his first full-credit work on Ginuwine…the Bachelor for R&B artist Ginuwine’s 1996 album and, following that up with further work on Aaliyah’s 1996 albumOne in a Million and Missy Elliot’s 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly, Timbaland’s status as an iconic producer was established.
Since then, Timbaland has produced an A-List of artists including Madonna, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, Limp Bizkit, No Doubt, Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, The Pussycat Dolls, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Kanye West, OneRepublic, Flo Rida, New Kids on the Block, Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne, among many others. Apart from producing, Timbaland has had a successful artist career releasing three solo albums, includingTim's Bio: Life from da Bassment (1998), Shock Value (2007) and Shock Value II (2009).
“Timbaland is the modern Quincy Jones,” states ole President, Michael McCarty. “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. olelooks forward to working closely with him on the next phase of his stellar career.”