Roc Nation

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Roc Nation, LLC.
Private
Limited liability company
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Founder Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Services
Parent Live Nation Entertainment
Divisions
Website http://rocnation.com

Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in 2008. The company has offices in New York City, London, Nashville, Austin, and Los Angeles. It is a full service entertainment company housing a record label, talent agency, touring and concert production company, music, film, and television production company as well as a music publishing house. The company is home to a diverse roster of recording artists, musicians and record producers such as J. Cole, Big Sean, Claudia Leitte, Vic Mensa, Grimes, Demi Lovato, Shakira, DJ Khaled, Omarion, T.I., and The Lox, Buddy[disambiguation needed]. The company also has partnerships with global management companies Three Six Zero Group, Urban Media Global Network Collective, Philymack and RJ Nation Entertainment World Wide.

History

In 2008, Roc Nation was founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter. 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 Prince albums up on the 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.

Artists

Roc Nation Records
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Parent company Roc Nation
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Founder Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location New York City, New York
Official website rocnation.com

Former artists

Management

Publishing

See also

References

  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. ^ Eriq Gardner (16 November 2016). "Jay Z's Roc Nation Sued for Streaming Prince Albums on Tidal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  12. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jay-z-announces-new-startup-company-arrive-w470586
  13. ^ "Belly - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Casanova - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  15. ^ "Claudia Leitte - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "DJ Mustard - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  17. ^ "DOROTHY - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "G4SHI - ROCNATION". Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  19. ^ "Grimes - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  20. ^ "Farina - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "Freeway Signs with Roc Nation". www.rapup.com. Rap-Up. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  22. ^ "J. Cole - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  23. ^ Aswad, Jem. "Jaden Smith Drops Two New Songs as Roc Nation Announces Partnership With His and Willow's MSFTSrep Collective". variety.com. Variety. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  24. ^ "Jay Electronica - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  25. ^ "Jay Park - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  26. ^ "JAY-Z - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  27. ^ "Justine Skye - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  28. ^ "Karen Rodriguez's official page at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  29. ^ "Key Wane's official page at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  30. ^ Eight, Eighty. "Rumor Report : Harlem MC MaGz To Roc Nation?!". 
  31. ^ "Mayaeni - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  32. ^ Jamison, Shantell E. "Mariah Carey Has Reportedly Started Working on Her First Roc Nation Album". ebony.com. Retrieved 7 Mar 2018. 
  33. ^ "Mozart La Para - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  34. ^ "Mr. Paradise at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  35. ^ Ortiz, Edwin. "Rapsody Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation". www.complex.com. Complex. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  36. ^ "Rihanna at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  37. ^ "ROMANS - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  38. ^ "Romeo Santos at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  39. ^ "Roc Nation & Grand Hustle's Brandon Rossi Is Following Kanye West's Blueprint For Success - The Source". Thesource.com. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  40. ^ "Shakira at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  41. ^ "T.I. - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  42. ^ "The Lox - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  43. ^ Saponara, Michael. "Emerging DMV Rapper Q Da Fool Signs Record Deal With Roc Nation: Exclusive". billboard.com. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  44. ^ "The-Dream - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  45. ^ "Vic Mensa - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  46. ^ "Victoria La Mala's official page at Roc Nation". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  47. ^ "Willow - ROCNATION". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  48. ^ Cummings, Moriba. "Did Kanye West Leave Roc Nation?". bet.com. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  49. ^ 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. 
  50. ^ a b c Brandle, Lars (November 11, 2015). "Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas Manager Partners with Roc Nation: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  51. ^ "DJ Khaled signs management deal with Roc Nation". The Verge. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  52. ^ "Fat Joe Signs Management Deal With Roc Nation". Billboard. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  53. ^ "Meek Mill Signs Management Deal With Jay-Z's Roc Nation". MTV. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  54. ^ "Fabolous Signs Management Deal With Roc Nation". BET. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  55. ^ Staff, Variety (2017-11-22). "Mariah Carey Signs With Jay-Z's Roc Nation for Management". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 

External links

  • Official website


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