Justin Timberlake has joined Timbaland and Gary Marella-founded beat marketplace Beatclub.
Timberlake plans to contribute to the platform and connect with other music makers, says Beatclub.
Justin Timberlake and Timbaland’s relationship dates back to Timberlake’s 2002 debut album Justified, featuring the Timbaland-produced Cry Me A River.
Timbaland and Justin became a hit making duo collaborating across all five of Timberlake’s studio albums – Justified (2002), FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006), The 20/20 Experience (2013), The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013), and Man of the Woods (2018).
Beatclub, founded by Timbaland and his long-time manager and business partner Gary Marella, is a destination for exclusive beats, loops and sounds from top producers and musicians.
Beatclub allows creators to keep 100% of master and publishing rights and 100% of their revenue.
Other Beatclub members include Mike Dean, Scott Storch, Federico Vindver and Larance Dopson, all of whom have also collaborated with Timberlake in the past, as well as Tainy, Tommy Brown, J Cole, Boogz, Jozzy, Mike WiLL Made-It and Cash Money AP.
Beatclub recently announced a partnership with fintech company Horizon Fintex, and in September joined IBM’s Hyper Protect Accelerator, a mentorship program for startups offering data protection, privacy, and security solutions.
Beatclub is expected to launch later this year.
“Beatclub is positioned to become the most creator-friendly music marketplace in the landscape.”
“Beatclub is positioned to become the most creator-friendly music marketplace in the landscape,” said Beatclub Co-founder Gary Marella.
Added Marella: “Unlike similar platforms, Beatclub allows creators to keep 100% of their master and publishing rights,100% of their revenue, and gives them the ability to customize licenses, allowing the creator to set their own terms and fees.
“This empowering, creator-centered model has attracted hundreds of elite producers, song writers and artists who have been invited to join the platform. When Beatclub launches later this year, creators globally will be selling beats, loops, sounds, acapellas and demos on the platform.
“Justin is without a doubt one of the most inspiring song writers and artists in the world.”
Timbaland said: “Justin is without a doubt one of the most inspiring song writers and artists in the world.
“Having him join Beatclub is like welcoming an old friend home. I’m thrilled that music creators are going to have the ability to actually collaborate with Justin and me when we launch later this year.”Music Business Worldwide