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
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.


Founded by Jay-Z in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist management, music publishing, touring, merchandising, film, television and a music label. It was funded through a lucrative 10 year, $152 million partnership with Live Nation in which Jay-Z retained control and ownership of the venture.[1][2][3] In 2010, Roc Nation inked a worldwide partnership with international artist management company Three Six Zero Group.[4] In February 2013, Roc Nation signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music.[5] In early April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports.[6] 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.


The following acts are under Roc Nation's management division, not signed to Roc Nation Records - except for Rihanna and DJ Mustard. The list is updated according to Roc Nation's offical website.[7][8]



  • Ben Harrison
  • Boots
  • Brandon Rossi
  • Carmen Key
  • Chase J
  • Claudia Leitte
  • Clay Morrison
  • Davaughn
  • Dave McCracken
  • Deputy
  • J Angel
  • Jahlil Beats
  • Jon Mills
  • Josh Rhys Owen
  • Kes
  • Kevin Garrett
  • 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
J. Cole
J. Cole was the first artist signed to the label. He has released two gold certified albums.
Rihanna signed to the label in 2014 - reuniting with JAY Z, who signed her to Def Jam in 2005.

Roc Nation Records is the record label wing of the multifaceted entertainment conglomerate. In June 2009, Roc Nation inked a 4-year distribution deal with Sony Music.[9] In April 2013, after the Sony deal expired, Roc Nation signed a multi-year distribution deal with Universal Music Group.[10]

Act [11] 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



  1. ^ "In Rapper’s Deal, a New Model for Music Business". New York Times. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Forbes - JAY Z". Forbes. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  3. ^ "NEAR TRUTHS BY I.B. BAD". Hits Daily Double. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  4. ^ Week, Music. "Three Six Zero signs Roc Nation deal". Music Week. Music Week. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Roc Nation signs publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell". Billboard. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ "With New Move, Jay-Z Enters a Sports Agent State of Mind". The New York Times. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
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  9. ^ "Jay-Z confirms Roc Nation deal with Sony". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  10. ^ "Universal Music Group strikes global partnership with Roc Nation". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  11. ^ "Roc Nation label roster". Roc Nation. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 

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