Roc Nation

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Roc Nation
Limited liability company
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2008
Founder Shawn "JAY Z" Carter
Headquarters New York City, U.S.
Area served
Divisions Roc Nation Sports
Three Six Zero Group
Website Official website

Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded and owned 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 an independent record label. The company also signed a 10-year partnership with live event company Live Nation.[1][2][3] In 2010, Roc Nation partnered with London-based management company Three Six Zero Group, which houses artists such as Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Frank Ocean.[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]


HAIM is an American pop rock group that signed with Roc Nation in 2012 and were nominated for Best New Artist at the 57th Grammy Awards.


  • Audio Monsters
  • Ben Harrison
  • Boots
  • Brandon Rossi
  • Carmen Key
  • Chase J
  • Chad Sabo
  • Clay Morrison
  • Courtney Graf
  • 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
  • Trakmatik


Roc Nation Records
Parent company Roc Nation
Founded 2008
Founder Shawn "JAY Z" Carter
Distributor(s) Universal Music Distribution
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
J. Cole
J. Cole was the first artist signed to the label. He has released three gold certified albums.
Rihanna signed to the label in 2013, reuniting with JAY Z who signed her to Def Jam in 2004.

Roc Nation Records is the independent record label of the entertainment company. In June 2009, Roc Nation inked a 4-year distribution deal with Sony Music.[7] In April 2013, after the Sony deal expired, Roc Nation signed a multi-year partnership with Universal Music Group.[8]



  1. ^ "In Rapper’s Deal, a New Model for Music Business". New York Times. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Forbes - JAY". 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. 
  7. ^ "Jay-Z confirms Roc Nation deal with Sony". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  8. ^ "Universal Music Group strikes global partnership with Roc Nation". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  9. ^ "Roc Nation label roster". Roc Nation. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 

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Act [9] Year signed Roc Nation albums
JAY Z Founder 3
J. Cole 2009 3
Rita Ora 2009 1
Jay Electronica 2010
Willow Smith 2010
Mayaeni 2012
Calvin Harris 2013 1
DJ Mustard 2013 1
Rihanna 2013
Sam Romans 2013
Alexa Goddard 2014
Tyga 2015 1