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Timbaland Used To Make Up To $500K Per Beat, But Says The Music Made Him 'Feel Like A Million Bucks'

Legendary producer Timbaland is coming in with a lesson about self-worth for aspiring creatives. The Virginia native opened up about the current climate of producers in the industry, noting that he believes young creatives aren’t placing enough value on their artistry, thus their pay is reflecting it. At one point, Timbaland even revealed that he was making up to $500,000 per song at the height of his career, creating classics alongside fellow icons like Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Ludacris, and more.

Nov 11, 2022

Mastercard Partners With Timbaland's Beatclub For First-Ever Music Album

Mastercard has made its way into the music industry. The global pioneer in payment innovation and technology has launched its first-ever music album, Priceless®, with the help of Timbaland’s Beatclub music platform. “Our first-ever music album featuring the inspiring, original work of 10 rising artists takes our innovative sonic branding approach to an even higher, unmatched level,” said Raja Rajamannar, Mastercard’s chief marketing and communications officer and president, Healthcare, in an official statement. “From Algeria to Australia and Slovenia to Sweden, each of the artists integrated our melody into their songs and created something that we are all truly proud of! We hope others will enjoy these songs as much as we do.”

Jun 22, 2022

Timbaland Makes His Debut As The Second NFT Artist In Residence For TIME's Web3 Community Initiative

TIMEPieces, the Web3 community initiative from TIME, has partnered with GRAMMY award-winning co-creator of VERZUZ and tech CEO, Timbaland, naming him its second Artist in Residence. According to a press release, the collaborative effort will produce TIMEPieces’ first music NFT collection featuring an original Timbaland beat visually translated into video art by 14 other artists. Fifth in the collection , TIMEPieces is keeping the creativity flowing with The Beatclub Collection. TIMEPieces and Timbaland recruited the following artists to bring unique and diverse perspectives to the visual representation: ArinaBB Carlos Luna James Danny Casale Daria Klepikova Ed Balloon Gavin Meeler Jasti Jeremy Cowart Jesus Martinez Joanne Hollings Mike Szpot Parin Heidari REO Yvette Hammond The 14 sought-after artists will create one-of-a-kind videos inspired by the original beat created by Timbaland and his platform Beatclub. “Timbaland is widely recognized for pushing music and culture forward. As...

Apr 7, 2022

Timbaland's Beatclub Becomes The First Music Startup To Be Invited Into IBM’s Accelerator Program

This is where music and technology intersect! Timbaland’s Beatclub is set to become the first music-tech startup to be invited to join the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, a mentorship program dedicated to providing startups with data protection, privacy, and security solutions while pushing for advancement in the startup ecosystem. The premier global marketplace for music creators was co-founded by legendary producer, Timbaland, alongside his longtime manager, Gary Marella. “At Beatclub we leverage the hyper ledger fabric and smart contracts to underpin all of our business processes and transactions across our marketplace,” said Eric Czar , Chief Technology Officer at Beatclub, in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “Our participation in IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator will enable us to continue our development work as we automate the self-executing license terms for our music products and enable all of our transactions to be fully transparent and trackable, all while...

Sep 15, 2021