Jay-Z & Roc Nation Partners With Universal Music Group
Jay-Z and Roc Nation have inked a multi-year partnership with Universal Music Group. The deal allows Roc Nation to continue to operate as an independent label and the upcoming releases from all its artists, such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, J. Cole and more, will be released via Universal Music. Here is what Hov had to say:
“We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists—being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”
UMG’s chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge and adds:
“In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent.Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company.All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”
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