Roc Nation

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Roc Nation
Private
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2008
Founder Jay Z
Headquarters New York City, U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Divisions Roc Nation Sports
Three Six Zero Group
Website Official website
Roc Nation Records
Distributor(s) Universal Music Distribution

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

History[edit]

Roc Nation was founded by Jay Z in 2008. 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 early April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports.[7] Shortly there after, 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 literary.[10]

Management[edit]

Publishing[edit]

  • 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
  • Peter "Neros" Ibsen
  • Rita Ora
  • S1
  • Shux
  • Stress
  • Trakmatik

Label[edit]

Act [11] 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 1
ROMANS 2014
Alexa Goddard 2014
Vic Mensa 2015
DOROTHY 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Jay-Z confirms Roc Nation deal with Sony". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  5. ^ Week, Music. "Three Six Zero signs Roc Nation deal". Music Week. Music Week. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Roc Nation signs publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell". Billboard. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  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. 
  9. ^ "Universal Music Group strikes global partnership with Roc Nation". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  10. ^ "Jay Z's Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Partner to Launch Film and Television Management Arm". Billboard. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  11. ^ "Roc Nation label roster". Roc Nation. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 

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