1. ACMs Exec Producer R.A. Clark on Jay Brown Getting Shakira; Blake vs. Luke; Merle Haggard Tribute (Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 5:38 PM EDT ACM Awards executive producer R.A. Clark has been at this a long time -- 15 years and counting. The producer (and son of the late Dick Clark) helped put the show’s deep roots in the country music traditions of the west -- and the Bakersfield and H ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Backbeat: Kylie Minogue, Deadmau5, Stargate, Steve Bartels, More at Roc Nation Bash

    February 11, 2013 4:02 PM EST Above: Timbaland performs with a bear hat at the Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Grammy party to benefit Children's Hospital Orthopedic Center at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Hollywood was rocking after the Grammys on Sunday night, and ...

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  5. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Seven, New York City

    November 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. ...

  6. Rihanna's 'Unapologetic': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 20, 2012 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Every November for the past four years, Rihanna has released a million-selling album. Will "Unapologetic" be her first No. 1? Tuesday, Nov. 6, wasn't just Election Day for Jay Brown. It was also the day the Roc Nation president/­co-fo ...

  7. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Four, Paris

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna as Flat Stanley?, four hours sleep, and more as Riri rocks France. Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usu ...

  8. First Listen: Rihanna Previews 'Unapologetic' Album in NYC

    November 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 With her seventh album in seven years, "Unapologetic," Rihanna is finally growing up. Over the past few years, the Bajan crooner's albums were dotted with kitschy double entendres about private parts ("Cockiness (Love It)") ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Rita Ora Rocks Crowd Filled With Roc Nation, Columbia Execs -- and Steven Tyler -- at Debut L.A. Performance

    April 27, 2012 4:15 PM EDT New Roc Nation signee Rita Ora performs during her first-ever Los Angeles showcase at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Thursday night, a crowd lined up outside of West Hollywood's Viper Room for Roc Nation/Columbia Record ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Calvin Harris Is Done Singing Lead, Despite Solo Hits

    April 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meet the Man Behind Rihanna's Smash Single, 'We Found Love' Calvin Harris may never sing lead again. "It's a shame, in a way," the Scottish-born producer/singer/songwriter says, calling in after DJ'ing to a jam-pac ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Urban Power List: Jay-Z, Jay Brown, John Meneilly & Tyran 'Ty Ty' Smith

    January 18, 2012 4:28 PM EST Jay-Z, Jay Brown, John Meneilly & Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith The Roc Nation Team Website: RocNation.com Twitter: @RocNation Turning Multiple Streams Into A Flood The Roc Nation team -- CEO Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, president Jay Brown ...

  17. Rihanna 'Loud' Tour Dates Not Canceled

    March 24, 2011 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Contrary to reports that dates from her "Loud" tour have been canceled due to poor ticket sales, several sources -- including one at the concert promoter Live Nation -- say reports that Rihanna 's North American tour is struggling wit ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Willow Smith Signs to Jay-Z's Roc Nation

    September 09, 2010 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following speculations about signing to Jay-Z 's Roc Nation, it was confirmed today (Aug. 9) that Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, inked a deal with the record label. The nine-year-old singer appeared on Ryan Seacres ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Jay-Z Close To Epic Records Deal

    May 27, 2009 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is close to signing a deal that will bring his future recordings to Sony, Billboard sources confirm. The deal -- which will link Jay-Z's Roc Nation releases with Sony's Epic Records for distribution -- "is 95% complete" acc ...

  22. Roc-A-Fella Remaining At Def Jam ... For Now

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, Billboard.com has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, M Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropp ...

  23. Ms. Jade Lets Nothing 'Interrupt' Her

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ms. Jade has been preparing a long time for "Girl Interrupted," her 215/Beat Club/Interscope debut, due Nov. 5. "I wrote my first rap when I was either 8 or 9," Jade says. "Afte ...

  24. 'Music' Makes Nate Dogg's Statement

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight since "Regulate" -- the singer's 1994 hit with Warren G -- introduced a hip-hop nation already smitten with the laid-back West Coast hook master Nate Dogg h ...