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ole and Songwriter Timbaland Win GRAMMY Award

Feb 9, 2015


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – ole and ole songwriter Timbaland took home the GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Song at last night’s 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony for Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z. Timbaland was part of the songwriting team behind the hit track, which is certified Platinum and reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s the second Best R&B Song GRAMMY in a row for ole and Timbaland, who also co-wrote and produced last year’s winner, “Pusher Love Girl” by Justin Timberlake.

“This is well-deserved for Timbaland, and we congratulate him on his fourth overall GRAMMY Award,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. “With ‘Drunk in Love,’ Timbaland continues to redefine production and songwriting in the modern era.”

Timbaland also co-wrote several additional songs on Beyonce’s Double Platinum self-titled album, which was nominated for the GRAMMY for Album of the Year. Timbaland’s other contributions include the Platinum-certified Top 40 hit “Partition” as well as “Blow,” “Rocket,” and “Grown Woman.”

ole is no stranger to the GRAMMY Awards, having previously won Best Country Song in 2010 for Taylor Swift’s “White Horse,” which was co-written by ole legacy songwriter Liz Rose. ole was also associated with 10 additional nominations last year, including Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” featuring Timberlake and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Michael Buble’s To Be Loved, which includes the hit song “After All” co-written by Jim Vallance during his time with ole. The company was also nominated for Best Country Song in 2012 for Eric Church’s signature song “Springsteen,” which was co-written by ole legacy songwriter Ryan Tyndell.

About ole:

oleole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $350M 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, Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, 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, 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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