Roc Nation

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Roc Nation, LLC.
Private
Limited liability company
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
FounderJay-Z
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Services
ParentLive Nation Entertainment
Divisions
Websiterocnation.com

Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008. The company has offices in New York City, London, Nashville, Austin, and Los Angeles. The full-service entertainment company houses a record label, talent agency, touring and concert production company, music, film, philanthropy and other business activities.

History[edit]

In 2008, Roc Nation was founded by Jay-Z. The firm has a multi-year partnership with live event company Live Nation.[1][2][3] In June 2009, Roc Nation signed a 4-year distribution deal with Sony Music.[4] In 2010, Roc Nation partnered with London-based entertainment company Three Six Zero Group.[5] In February 2013, Roc Nation signed a worldwide music publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music.[6] In April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports, a subsidiary dedicated to sports representation for professional athletes.[7] Shortly thereafter, Roc Nation Sports also launched a boxing promotion division.[8] After the Sony deal expired, in April 2013, Roc Nation signed a multi-year partnership with Universal Music.[9] In February 2015, Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Group announced the formation of Three Six Zero Entertainment, a division representing clients in film, television and the literary arts.[10]

In November 2016, the administrator of Prince's estate authorized a copyright lawsuit against Roc Nation for putting 15 of Prince's albums up on their affiliated streaming service Tidal.[11]

In beginning of March 2017, Roc Nation announced the formation of Arrive, a new division of the company that will focus on investing and nurturing promising startups.[12]

In July 2017, Roc Nation collaborated with art collective MSFTSrep.

Current artists[edit]

Former artists[edit]

• Mack Wilds

Publishing[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "With New Move, Jay-Z Enters a Sports Agent State of Mind". The New York Times. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  8. ^ "Roc Nation Sports Signs 6 New Boxers". Sports Agent Blog. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
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  54. ^ Huerta, Heidi. "You'll Be Seeing A Lot More Of Roc Nation's Brazilian Pop Artist, Claudia Leitte". MTV.com. MTV Networks. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
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  59. ^ "Jim Jones". Roc Nation.
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