Roc Nation

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Roc Nation
Type Limited liability company
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2008
Founders Jay-Z
Headquarters New York City, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Owners Jay-Z [1]
Divisions Roc Nation Sports
Website Official website

Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded by Jay-Z. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.

History[edit]

In April 2008, Jay-Z inked a lucrative 10-year, $150 million partnership with Live Nation in order to fund his new venture Roc Nation.[2] He retained full-ownership of the company.[3][4] In 2010, Roc Nation signed international artist management company Three Six Zero Group to a worldwide partnership.[5] In February 2013, Roc Nation signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music.[6] In early April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports.[7] The new company will act as an intermediary between high-profile athletes and the sporting teams and companies seeking to capitalize on their abilities, just as any traditional sports management agency would.

Artists[edit]

The following acts are under Roc Nation's management divison (not signed to Roc Nation Records; except for Rihanna and DJ Mustard). The list is updated according to Roc Nation's offical website.[8][9][10]

Management[edit]

Publishing[edit]

  • Ben Harrison
  • Boots
  • Brandon Rossi
  • Carmen Key
  • Chase J
  • Clay Morrison
  • Davaughn
  • Dave McCracken
  • Deputy
  • J Angel
  • Jahlil Beats
  • Jon Mills
  • Josh Rhys Owen
  • Kes
  • Kirby Lauryen
  • Lab Ox
  • Ludwig Göransson
  • Noisia
  • Peter "Neros" Ibsen
  • Rita Ora
  • S1
  • Shux
  • Stress

Roc Nation Records[edit]

Roc Nation Records
Parent company Roc Nation
Founded 2008
Founder Jay-Z
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Country of origin United States
Location New York City

Roc Nation Records is the record label wing of the multifaceted entertainment conglomerate. In April 2013, Roc Nation Records signed a multi-year worldwide distribution deal with Universal Music Group.[11]

Act [12] Year signed Roc Nation albums
Jay-Z Founder 2
J. Cole 2009 2
Rita Ora 2009 1
Jay Electronica 2010
Willow Smith 2010
Mayaeni 2012
Calvin Harris 2013
DJ Mustard 2013 1
Alexa Goddard 2014
Rihanna 2014
Sam Romans 2014

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jay Outright Owns Roc Nation". 
  2. ^ "In Rapper’s Deal, a New Model for Music Business". New York Times. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2013". Forbes. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  4. ^ "NEAR TRUTHS BY I.B. BAD". Hits Daily Double. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  5. ^ Week, Music. "Three Six Zero signs Roc Nation deal". Music Week. Music Week. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/global/1549317/jay-z-roc-nation-sign-global-publishing-administration-deals-with
  7. ^ "With New Move, Jay-Z Enters a Sports Agent State of Mind". The New York Times. 4-2-2013. Retrieved 4-2-2013. 
  8. ^ http://rocnation.com/artists/#management
  9. ^ http://rocnation.com/artists/#publishing
  10. ^ http://rocnation.com/artists/#tsz
  11. ^ "UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP STRIKES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SHAWN "JAY Z" CARTER’S ROC NATION". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  12. ^ . rocnation http://rocnation.com/artists/#label/. Retrieved 2014-09-18.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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