Jay-Z and his Roc Nation company have signed worldwide publishing administration deals with Warner/Chappell Music. The agreement gives the publisher rights to Jay-Z's music dating back to 2008 -- which would include The Blueprint 3 and Watch the Throne -- as well as all Hov's future work, effective immediately, while most of the rest of his catalog will transfer to Warner/Chappell by the end of the year.
"The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend," said Jay in a statement. "Jon Platt is such a person. He's a man of extraordinary character as well as a remarkably talented executive with an ear for music and an eye for talent. It's great to watch him grow to be one the best in the business."
A separate deal will put the past and future catalogs of Roc Nation's stable of artists on the publisher's roster immediately, including songwriters Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Cee-Lo Green), S1 (Kanye West, Beyonce, 50 Cent), Carmen Key (Flo Rida, David Guetta), and British singer Rita Ora, among others.