Roc Nation

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Roc Nation LLC
Private
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2008; 12 years ago (2008)
FounderJay-Z
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Los Angeles, California
Key people
  • Shawn Carter
  • Desiree Perez (CEO)
  • Michael Yormark (president)
  • Lenny Santiago (senior vice-president)
  • Jay Brown (vice chairman)
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Services
ParentLive Nation Entertainment Edit this on Wikidata
Divisions
Websiterocnation.com

Roc Nation, LLC is an entertainment agency founded by Jay-Z in 2008. The company has offices in New York City, London, Nashville and Los Angeles. The full-service entertainment company houses a record label, talent agency, philanthropy, school, apparel, touring and concerts production company.

History[edit]

Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation

In 2008, Roc Nation was founded by Jay-Z. The firm has a multi-year partnership with Live Nation.

In June 2009, Roc Nation signed a four-year distribution deal with Sony Music.[2]

In 2010, Roc Nation partnered with London-based entertainment company Three Six Zero Group.[3]

In February 2013, Roc Nation signed a worldwide music publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music.[4]

In April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports, a subsidiary dedicated to sports representation for professional athletes.[5] Shortly thereafter, Roc Nation Sports also launched a boxing promotion division.[6] After the Sony deal expired, in April 2013, Roc Nation signed a multi-year partnership with Universal Music.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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

In 2018, Roc Nation briefly supported Arliss Network which is its competitor that later released www.arlissnet.blogspot.com .

In August 2019, Roc Nation announced a long-term partnership with the National Football League. The company will be the live music entertainment strategist for the league and will focus on enhancing the league's live game day experience, as well as augment social justice efforts through the Inspire Change initiative.[11]

In the year of 2019, it was reported that Jay-Z worked out a music deal for former mentor Jaz-O's Kingz Kounty Media Group to distributed through Roc Nation.[12]

Roc Nation produced a television docuseries Free Meek about Meek Mill's ongoing battle with the U.S. justice system following a disputed conviction in 2007. The five-part series premiered August 9, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video,[13] and was executive produced by Meek Mill and Jay-Z.[14] In 2020, Roc Nation also produced the Super Bowl LIV halftime show[15] and co-produced the BBC television drama series Noughts + Crosses with Participant and ITV Studios' Mammoth Screen.[16]

In 2020, Roc Nation partnered with Long Island University in Brooklyn to begin a program called, Roc Nation School For Music, Sports & Entertainment.

In October 2020, Roc Nation released a compilation album titled Reprise, benefiting various social justice initiatives across the US.[17]

Roster[edit]

Management[edit]

Former artists[edit]

Publishing[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/8239239Z:US
  2. ^ "Jay-Z confirms Roc Nation deal with Sony". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  3. ^ "Three Six Zero signs Roc Nation deal". Music Week. Music Week. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Roc Nation signs publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell". Billboard. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  5. ^ "With New Move, Jay-Z Enters a Sports Agent State of Mind". The New York Times. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  6. ^ "Roc Nation Sports Signs 6 New Boxers". Sports Agent Blog. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-04-17.
  7. ^ "Universal Music Group strikes global partnership with Roc Nation". Universal Music. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Eriq Gardner (16 November 2016). "Jay Z's Roc Nation Sued for Streaming Prince Albums on Tidal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  10. ^ Kreps, Daniel (6 March 2017). "Jay Z Announces New Startup Company, Arrive". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
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  12. ^ VIRAL MVP (July 9, 2019). "JAY-Z Signs Jaz-O to Roc Nation after Ending Beef". onsmashmusic.com.
  13. ^ Langmann, Brady (August 11, 2019). "Inside the Relentless Private Investigation That Granted Meek Mill a New Trial". Esquire. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Berman, Judy (July 31, 2019). "'Free Meek' Brings Meek Mill's Long Legal Nightmare to Life". Time. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  15. ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (August 13, 2019). "An NFL Partnership Makes Jay-Z a Producer for the Super Bowl Halftime Show". Vulture. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jay Z's Roc Nation to produce TV adaptation of Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts and Crosses'". NME. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  17. ^ Price, Joe (October 19, 2020). "Listen to Roc Nation's 'Reprise' Compilation f/ Ty Dolla Sign, Jorja Smith, Vic Mensa, Chronixx, and More". Complex. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
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  55. ^ "Welcome Tiwa Savage to the Roc Nation Family!". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
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  58. ^ "Yellow Claw - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
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