Roc Nation

  1. Rihanna Now a Roc Nation Artist, But Def Jam Remains In the Picture

    May 05, 2014 2:53 PM EDT Earlier today Complex Magazine reported that Rihanna has "left" her longtime label, Def Jam, joining the in-house imprint at Shawn "Jay Z" Carter's management company Roc Nation. The 26-year-old singer's next album, t ...

  2. Kanye West's Donda Announces Partnership with Roc Nation

    March 03, 2014 2:11 PM EST Kanye West's creative design and content entity Donda has entered into a partnership with Jay Z's Roc Nation, which will manage all DONDA Music, according to a press release and an official statement on the latter's web site . The a ...

  3. Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports Signs Yankee Pitcher CC Sabathia

    January 17, 2014 10:16 AM EST Roc Nation Launches Roc Nation Sports With CAA, Signs Yankees’ Robinson Cano Roc Nation Sports Signs NBA Star Kevin Durant Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports: What Are Their Prospects? Experts Weigh In Jay-Z's sports agency says it has signed New Yo ...

  4. M.I.A. Announces Departure from Roc Nation Via Twitter

    January 02, 2014 2:09 PM EST On New Year's Eve this past Tuesday, M.I.A. abruptly announced via Twitter her departure from the management roster of Roc Nation, which she signed with in May, 2012 . At the time of her signing her album "Matangi" was scheduled for ...

  5. Why T-Mobile And Shakira Might Be Prepping a Jay Z/Samsung Deal

    October 10, 2013 5:33 PM EDT When T-Mobile was prepping the news of its unlimited international data plan, announced Oct. 9 in New York’s Bryant Park, the fourth-largest phone carrier was looking for a global celebrity who could communicate such a compelling new offering. ...

  6. Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports: What Are Their Prospects? Experts Weigh In

    April 03, 2013 6:48 PM EDT In rhyme, Jay-Z has name-checked some of the biggest athletes in the world. And now he’s hoping to ink some of them to his new sports agency firm.   A major power merger took place on Tuesday when two of the biggest names in entertainment annou ...

  7. 6 Questions With Rich Kleiman

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Music supervisor to music manager. In a nutshell, that's the career trajectory of New York native Rich Kleiman, who cut his teeth working with emerging young producers, artists and DJs, and who now serves as VP of management at multifaceted e ...

  8. 40 Under 40: Jay Brown

    August 02, 2012 2:36 PM EDT Jay Brown President, Roc Nation Website: RocNation.com Twitter: @RocNation Successful But Hungry Four years after he helped Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter launch his Roc Nation imprint, president Jay Brown, 38, is still hungry for success. Alongsi ...

  9. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  10. Exclusive: Front Line's Irving Azoff Talks Fair, Palmese Hires; Insists 'We're Not a Record Label'

    April 03, 2012 3:29 PM EDT Once more, with feeling, from Front Line CEO Irving Azoff: "We're not a record label." The company is, however, more well-stocked with label-executive resources, since it announced on Monday the hiring of producer/exec Ron Fair and ...

  11. Roc Nation Appoints Dorothy Hui VP of Digital Marketing

    March 02, 2012 10:52 AM EST Dorothy Hui has been appointed vice president of digital marketing at Roc Nation, it was announced this week. In her new role, she reports to company president Jay Brown. "At Roc Nation, we are always looking for the most talented individuals ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Beyonce Knowles

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 13 Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter & Beyoncé Knowles Artists, Founders Roc Nation; House of Dereon Twitter: @S_C and @beyonce The Power of Love... Want to talk power? Less than a week after her birth, Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter, Blue ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Jay Brown

    January 26, 2012 8:00 PM EST No. 48 Jay Brown Co-Founder/President Roc Nation Twitter: @rocnation [Roc] Nation Builder... As president and one of four founders of Roc Nation, the joint venture between Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter (see No. 13) and Live Nation (John Meneilly ...

  14. J. Cole's Debut Arrives After Signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation in 2009

    September 23, 2011 7:07 AM EDT There are 16 songs and three bonus tracks of tightly wound rhymes and sinewy beats on J. Cole's debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, but the 26-year-old rapper says that the true nature of the album lies in the material that didn� ...

  15. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Make Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List -- Who's Missing?

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are among the list of influential business people on Vanity Fair's "New Establishment" list . It represents "innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and en ...

  16. Mathew Knowles: 'We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce'

    July 15, 2011 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce - even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago - but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with ...

  17. Business Matters: What Exactly Is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model?

    June 13, 2011 6:07 PM EDT What is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model? -- The new music industry grew on Monday with the announcement of Blackwell Fuller , a new company created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and 19 Entertainment founder Simon Fuller. The pai ...

  18. Business Matters: New York Times App Gets Poor Post-Paywall Reviews, Jay-Z Launches Lifestyle Website

    April 04, 2011 5:00 PM EDT New York Times App Gets Poor Post-Paywall Reviews -- If Americans are turned off at the idea of paying for good reporting, will they pay for unlimited access to music? It's the question of the moment, and reviewer feedback at the iTunes App S ...

  19. What You Didn't Know About Live Nation's Growth in 2010

    March 07, 2011 6:30 AM EST In addition to its merger with Ticketmaster in January 2010 , Live Nation Entertainment aggressively expanded its footprint through 14 other deals last year, according to details listed in the company's 2010 annual report . Not all of the dea ...

  20. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  21. Jay Brown Pulls Out Of In The City

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roc Nation president Jay Brown has withdrawn from the In The City music conference, where he was due to make a keynote appearance today (Oct. 13). In The City is an annual music conference and festival in Manchester in the U.K., which runs Oct. 13 ...

  22. Roc Nation's Jay Brown To Appear At 'In The City'

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roc Nation president and co-founder Jay Brown has been confirmed to appear at In The City 2010. The U.K. music conference and festival takes place in Manchester on Oct. 13 to 15. The conference base will be the City Inn Hotel and various venues wi ...

  23. Jay-Z, Tinchy Stryder Launch Takeover Roc Nation

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. chart-topping rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a joint venture with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. Takeover Roc Nation is co-owned by Jay-Z and Roc Nation and Tinchy Stryder and his management company, Takeover Entertainment. In a statement, the JV is ...