Beatclub Inc., the premier global marketplace for music creators founded by Timbaland and music manager Gary Marella, home to the most talented and sought-after producers, songwriters, and artists in the music business, today announced a new partnership with music investment and song management company Hipgnosis Song Management.
Under the new arrangement, Beatclub’s roster of Elite producers and artists, which includes Justin Timberlake, Tainy, J. Cole, Mike Dean, Mike WiLL Made-It, Tommy Brown, Timbaland, Angel Lopez, Cash Money AP, BoogzDaBeast, Jozzy, Federico Vindver and more, will have the ability to sample some of the most iconic songs in the world within the Hipgnosis catalog.
The deal also includes an investment from Hipgnosis, as part of Beatclub’s series A-2 funding round.
Merck Mercuriadis, Founder and CEO of Hipgnosis Song Management said, “Timbaland has been an important part of Hipgnosis Songs for many years.
His iconic songs and productions define not only Hip Hop and R&B but Pop music too. I love what he, Gary and the Beatclub team are building and at a time when interpolation and sampling has never been a more important part of creation and success I want the greatest creators in the world to have access to our incomparable songs to make them the his not only of the past but the future as well!”
“Merck is a disruptor who has turned the music business upside down on it’s head. His vision of the future of the music creator economy aligns closely with Beatclub’s and I couldn’t be happier that we can now call him a partner.” Timbaland, Co-founder Beatclub.
“To have Hipgnosis as an investor and partner in Beatclub is incredible. Beatclub unlike any other platform in this space was built for creators by creators. I love that Merck is always fighting for song writers and producer’s rights.
Our mission has always been to empower artists, song writers and producers however we can.” Gary Marella, Co-Founder and CEO of Beatclub.
Beatclub offers all of the tools, resources, community, mentorship, education, placement opportunities and more in a centralized creator hub which has attracted artists, producers and song writers at all levels from the emerging bedroom producer and artist, to Grammy Award-winning creators.
This vision of the creator economy aligns closely with Hipgnosis’ non-traditional approach toward how they build value from the IP contained within their catalog. By allowing access through a curated system,
Beatclub will grant it’s Elite members the ability to sample some of the most iconic songs from the Hipgnosis catalog, in turn, creating the next generation of hits. This partnership will bring added ancillary value to an already iconic catalog of songs.
In addition, Beatclub will help Hipgnosis in securing additional sync opportunities for placement in film, TV, advertising, and gaming, through its exclusive opportunities portal where Beatclub members have already earned millions of dollars in sync’s with with the biggest brands in the world and placements with major label artists.