Jay Z’s Roc Nation signs global music publishing deal with Warner/Chappel | Music News

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Shawn Carter aka Jay Z‘s Roc Nation record label/management and entertainment company has entered into a global music publishing agreement with Warner Music Group’s Warner/Chappel. This deal covers Roc Nation’s entire music publishing repertoire, all future Jay Z albums as well as his back catalogue dated after 2008. A deal is also allegedly in the works to cover the mogul’s entire catalogue before the end of 2013.

The Brooklyn raised rapper and entrepreneur spoke on the deal and working with John Platt (the President of Warner/Chappel), stating “The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend. 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.”

John Platt also added delivered a statement on the new deal..

“I first partnered with Jay in 1996, and it’s been thrilling to work with my friend over the past 16 years as he’s grown into one of the world’s best songwriters and become a global icon. He consistently breaks new ground, producing an incredible body of work that will be enjoyed by generations of fans to come. At the same time, Roc Nation is one of the most dynamic and influential music companies around. It is home to an extraordinary collection of hit-makers, who are writing and producing many of today’s most popular songs and collaborating with the world’s most successful artists. I couldn’t be happier to continue my relationships with JAY and Roc Nation and build on our partnerships at Warner/Chappell. We have the global expertise and resources to deliver new opportunities for their amazing catalogs, while helping them reach new heights of success around the world.”

Source: MusicWeek