Roc Nation is an entertainment agency founded by Jay-Z in 2008. The company is headquartered in Manhattan and has additional offices in Los Angeles and London. Roc Nation comprises a comprehensive talent agency, sports agency, record label, management agency, television and film enterprises, fashion clothing line, and educational and philanthropic endeavors.

Roc Nation, LLC
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedApril 1, 2008 (April 1, 2008)
FounderShawn Carter
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
[1]
OwnerLive Nation Entertainment
Divisions
  • Team Roc
  • Roc Nation Latin
  • Roc Nation Unified
  • Roc Nation United
  • Roc Nation UK Limited
  • Roc Nation Sports Ltd
  • Roc Nation Sports
  • Roc Nation Sports International
  • Roc Nation Management, LLC
  • Roc Nation Records, LLC
  • Roc Nation Publishing, LLC
  • Roc Nation Latin Publishing, LLC
  • Roc Lit 101
  • Three Six Zero Entertainment
  • S10 Entertainment & Media
  • Equity Distribution
  • Arrive
  • ESM Productions, LLC
  • Made In America Festival
Websitewww.rocnation.com

HistoryEdit

In 2008, Roc Nation was founded by Jay-Z with the intent of signing pop and rap artists and succeeding his previous label, Roc-A-Fella Records.

In February 2009, Roc Nation signed its first artist, rapper J. Cole.

In April 2013, Roc Nation supporting ally and close family member to its founder Jay-Z, A.G. Fahrenheit, assisted Roc Nation in forming a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports, a subsidiary dedicated to sports representation for professional athletes.[2] Shortly thereafter, Roc Nation Sports also launched a boxing promotion division.[3] After the Sony Music deal expired, in April 2013, Roc Nation signed a multi-year partnership with Universal Music.[4]

In February 2015, Roc Nation And Three Six Zero Group announced the formation of Three Six Zero Entertainment, a division Management to representing clients in Film, Television and the Literary Arts.[5]

In 2016, Roc Nation briefly supported Arliss Network, which is a service that does almost the same thing & later released the app, www.arlissnetwork.net.[citation needed]

In July 2017, Roc Nation collaborated with art collective MSFTSrep.[citation needed]

In August 2019, Roc Nation announced a long-term partnership with the National Football League. The company will be the live music entertainment strategist for the league and will focus on enhancing the league's live game day experience, as well as augment social justice efforts through the Inspire Change initiative.[6]

In 2020, Roc Nation partnered with Long Island University in Brooklyn to begin a program called the Roc Nation School For Music, Sports & Entertainment.[7][8]

In 2021, Roc Nation teamed up with American Greetings to create custom greeting cards.[9] Roc Nation also announced plans to launch a new brand and multimedia platform named EDITION in partnership with Modern Luxury Media.[10]

RosterEdit

ManagementEdit

Former artistsEdit

PublishingEdit

ArriveEdit

Roc Nation also operates a venture capital arm called Arrive, which is masterminded by Neil Sirni, the group's co-founder and president.[64] As of May 2021, the company had reportedly made 29 investments in fintech, insurtech, edtech, health & wellness, social, and gaming.[64]

Equity DistributionEdit

In 2018, Roc Nation launched an independent label named Equity Distribution. The first artist to release a project under the independent label was Jay-Z's mentor, Jaz-O.[65] In 2019, Equity also acquired the rights to Jay-Z's 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt for release on digital and streaming platforms.[66]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  52. ^ "i have something to tell you + please dont hate me for it!". YouTube. 16 January 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-12-20.
  53. ^ "Grimes". rocnation.com. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  54. ^ "Jarren Benton". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  55. ^ "Jay Park". rocnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
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