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. In 2010, Roc Nation inked a worldwide partnership with international artist management company Three Six Zero Group. In February 2013, Roc Nation signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music. In early April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports. 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.
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. In April 2013, after the Sony deal expired, Roc Nation signed a multi-year distribution deal with Universal Music Group.