Leading independent publisher Anthem Entertainment expands partnership with Timbaland, the company announced on Wednesday (June 7). Under the new arrangement, Anthem has extended its publishing agreement with the songwriter/producer while committing to building on their co-publishing venture, Blue Stone. The firm has also invested in Timbaland startup Beatclub.
As part of a newly expanded publishing deal – dating back more than 10 years – Anthem received additional publishing benefits for songs from Timbaland’s legacy catalog, including collaborations with Justin Timberlake and Jay Chou.Anthem did not respond billboardAsked for clarification on which songs were covered by the agreement.
by Timbaland in 2022 and Gary Marella — Producer’s Manager and Head of Mono Music Group — Beatclub is an online marketplace designed to help creators and producers get more out of their music by connecting them with sync opportunities, labels, publishers and independent artists profit. While Anthem declined to disclose how much they invested in Beatclub, it noted that the investment was part of a Series A-2 round of financing in the music marketplace.
Founded in 2012, Blue Stone focuses on nurturing the careers of pop and urban songwriters; the current roster includes Milli Beatz, David Bratton, Justin and Jordan Mosley, and Garland Mosley.The joint venture consists of Eric Spence At Anthem, he will continue to attract a highly motivated client list.
Anthem Entertainment CEO said: “I am very excited to be forming a relationship with Timbaland and his team Jason Klein in a statement. “Over the past three decades, Timbaland’s innovative production and songwriting have transformed music and will continue to do so. Beatclub has had a similar impact on the creative community. We are proud to continue our long history as Timbaland’s music publisher partnership while building on our Blue Stone co-publishing venture and being part of the exciting Beatclub story.”
“I’ve been working with Anthem for over 10 years, and I’m excited to expand our creative partnership,” added Timbaland. “Jason and his team understand my vision for Blue Stone and Beatclub.”