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October 07, 2015 12:07 ET

ole-Bluestone Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Producer and Songwriter Milli Beatz

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2015) - ole-Bluestone, the music publishing co-venture of ole and super-producer Timbaland, has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with producer/songwriter Jetmir Salii, professionally known as Milli Beatz. The agreement gives ole-Bluestone co-publishing rights to Milli's catalog, which includes tracks on upcoming albums from Tink, Zendaya, and Bryson Tiller, among others.

"ole is proud to continue our successful relationship with Timbaland by signing Milli Beatz, a key member of his production team, to our co-venture," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole.

"Milli is a creative mastermind with no ceiling to his talent," said ole-Bluestone's Eric Spence. "He has a bright future in front of him, and ole-Bluestone is dedicated to bringing it to fruition."

"Huge thanks to Timbaland and ole-Bluestone for hooking me up with some of the best musicians in the world and giving me the opportunity to build my career," said Milli. "I've got some great projects lined up and can't wait to work with ole-Bluestone to make sure they find their way to as many ears as possible."

Based in Germany, Milli Beatz's career in music began when his mother bought him his first Casio keyboard, after which he saved up the money to buy the computer program FL Sound and began making his own beats. Before long, he was discovered by Timbaland, whose music had been a major influence on Milli, and was flown to the U.S. to record in Tim's Thomas Crown Studios. Milli has since produced and co-wrote "Around the Clock" and "L.E.A.S.H." by Tink as well as Bryson Tiller's "Sorry Not Sorry." Now, he is set to write and produce for a variety of major artists and songwriters through ole-Bluestone.

Milli Beatz is managed by Larry Lyons for Livehouse Entertainment (Larry.Lyons@livehouseent.com). Bernard Resnick, Esq., of Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C. negotiated the deal on behalf of Milli Beatz.

About ole:

ole is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $450M 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 50,000 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, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. Jingle Punks, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 400,000 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, Jeremy Stover, Marty Dodson, and Ian Thornley. 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's legacy catalogs and writers include Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, 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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