ole-Bluestone Signs Worldwide Administration Deal with Singer/Songwriter Douglas Makuta
ole-Bluestone, the music publishing co-venture of ole and super-producer Timbaland, has signed a worldwide administration deal with singer/songwriter Douglas Makuta. The Brooklyn-based Makuta has written and produced for various artists and projects including John Oates, Ron Carter, Paul Simon, Bleu, Art Garfunkel, and Mike Viola and is lead singer of the soulful pop-rock band MAKUTA (which includes 3 band members, Jane, Aleata, and Rose), which will release its second EP digitally through ole’s red dot in 2016.
“ole is thrilled to continue our relationship with Timbaland and expand the ole-Bluestone roster, and we know that having Douglas Makuta and his songs under our name will guarantee more success for ole and MAKUTA,” said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole.
“Doug Makuta is one of the most talented and empathetic songwriters that I have been around. He has incredible listening skills, along with a keen sense of the right musical direction,” said ole-Bluestone‘s Eric Spence.
“I am excited to continue to develop this relationship with ole-Bluestone, and the Timbaland family, as I strive to create music that I can be proud of, and stand behind, with this team,” said Makuta.