Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Signs Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell

(AllHipHop News) Platinum rapper and music mogul Jay-Z just signed his Roc Nation label to a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Warner Music Group’s Warner/Chappell Music.

The #1  music publishing company will immediately have the rights to all of Jay-Z’s future projects and his music dating back to 2008 which includes The Blueprint 3 and Watch The Throne albums.

The deal will also give Warner/Chappell rights to most of Jay’s entire catalog by the end of 2013. Songs like “Hard Knock Life  (Ghetto Anthem),” “Big Pimpin’,” and “Dirt Off Your Shoulders” will then be administered by W/C.

In a separate deal, all artists signed to Roc Nation’s publishing wing will see their entire catalogs (including future works) transferred to W/C effective immediately. This includes “R.I.P.” singer Rita Ora, rising R&B artist Bridget Kelly, and frequent Meek Mill producer Jahlil Beats.

“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,” said Warner/Chappell President, Creative  Jon Platt in a published statement. “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.”

Warner/Chappell will be responsible for monitoring all copyrighted material of Roc Nation’s publishing roster. W/C will also collect royalties and promote licensing deals for television commercials and movie soundtracks for the artist’s music.

“The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend,” said Jay. “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.”

Other artists signed with Warner/Chappell include Madonna, Led Zeppelin, and the estates of James Brown and Michael Jackson.

source: warnerchappell.com

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  • Lyor Cohen strikes again…..

  • johnblacksad

    “I know who I paid God, Serchlite Publishing”

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM


  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    is this a good thing tho ?? sounds like j sold off the company and moving on ?? similar to russell and def jam ??


    @ Gamer, Lyor Cohen has nothing to do with this. He isn’t even with Warners anymore & his name isn’t mentioned. If you knew who “Big” John Platt was you wouldn’t have responded like that. @ kevin, they didn’t sell the company, all these years later & people still don’t understand what music publishing companies do. Warner/Chappel is going to help all of their artists get placements in commercials/TV shows & movies & then make sure they get paid for it.

    • eiroc55

      Good Job in schooling the masses. This is a great deal for Jay and his artist..When you watch a TV show or Movie and at the End you see the Distributed by WB studios you would then understand how big this is since every fin show I see has that. These songs will get placed and ppl will receive royalties and not have to chase their money

      • therealwayno

        Big for Jay because they cut J a check off top. As for the other artists. Prolly not as big – more royalties to pay, more people to answer too, less money less freedom.

  • 504blacktravolta

    Fu@K JAY-Z

    • Joseph Thomas

      oh you mad?

  • Sharif Majied

    I see more comments on the rumor page with people complaining about it “not being hip hop enough” but as soon as one pops up…no comments…

    Any who, good deal Jay makes a lot of power moves. I give him props. It seems like he may be selling Roc Nation soon though. I doubt it, just a thought.

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  • Swaggout

    JAY WON.

    • faded2easily

      yup but his artist lost


    Why can we not own our own but instead always
    Have to sell it off

  • BossBeaux

    Solid business move for Jay can’t knock the hustle but I’m sure somebody will!

  • niccasooreal

    504 mad cause Jay-Z secretary keep saying hes in a meeting lol – You hate Jay-Z you hate success – you hate success – then youre a waste – if youre a waste – they’ll will never be a need for a business minded individual to ever talk with you, AND YOU my friend are such a person. Goodbye!

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