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Roc Nation Looking To Cash In As Live Nation Deal Comes To An End

Jay-Z alongside his longtime associate and the top executive at Roc Nation, Desiree Perez are looking forward to scoring big for their entertainment company as the deal between Roc Nation and Live Nation Entertainment comes to close. Back in 2008 Jay-Z signed a massive 150 million dollar deal with Live Nation which was meant to last for ten years. Next year will see the “360 deal” coming to an end which means either side of the two parties could sell their shares in Roc Nation or if still interested buy the company altogether. Some of the top artists at Roc Nation are Rihanna, Shakira, Meek Mill, Jay-Z among others.

Sources reveal that Live Nation is still interested in continuing the touring deal with Jay-Z but not in for the recorded music part. An insider source was quoted saying the deal between Live Nation and 350 could soon end. With such a looming end, the music recording deals and artists’ right that Live Nation had will also be no more. The move could be so because of Live Nation’s business model of not buying recorded music. On the other hand, the company regards its touring relationship with Jay lucrative and hopes to extend it for many years.  To read more about this, click on

Desiree Perez and Jay Z met with the CEO and chairman of Universal Music Group, Sir Lucian Grainge raising speculation that UMG is up to buy some stakes in Roc Nation. Although an insider at UMG disclosed that they already have a distribution partnership with Roc Nation no talk of buying stake has occurred. He added that it would be phenomenal working with Jay.

About Desiree Perez

Desiree (Dez) Perez is a long-time associate to rapper mogul Jay-Z; a time span of almost 20 years and also a top executive at Roc Nation. She is termed the brains behind the success of Roc Nation and has a solid reputation when it comes to negotiations and crunching numbers. Her track record is incredible earning her the qualification to work in management, labeling operations and publishing at Roc Nation. Related article on . She has assisted many artists notably the Samsung deal for Rihanna among others deals with other artists.  More to read here.

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Jay Z and Roc Nation Look to the Future

Roc Nation is looking to the future as superstar Jay Z is pondering life after his 360 Deal with Live Nation. Nearly ten years ago Jay Z signed a 10 year contract worth $150 million with Live Nation. The deal obviously benefited both parties as Jay Z has continued to dominate every level of the music industry. Now, however, it looks like Jay Z is look toward the next step in his career.  Check

Desiree Perez and Jay Z met up with Sir Lucian Grainge, the CEO at Universal Music Group, for what could be inferred as a discussion regarding Jay Z’s upcoming availability. Perez has been a business associate with Jay Z for nearly twenty years now so her coming to this meeting could only mean one thing: there are plans for a deal. Still, Universal Music Group was quick to downplay rumors as an anonymous source stated, “Our partnership is pretty significant as it is.” before expounding, “There has not been a discussion about the fact that Roc Nation’s deal with Live Nation is coming up.” Despite these assurances we have a hard time believing that UMG is not at least considering getting a hold on one of the most prolific industry titans around.  More of this on

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Live Nation, for their part, has to be considering a change in their partnership with Jay Z. The reason? Well, Live Nation has been moving away from dealing with recorded and produced music. Live Nation isn’t as keen on marketing that aspect anymore and now they are more interested in the live events, as their namesake might state. Live Nation is definitely interested in Jay Z’s lucrative touring contract but it remains to be seen what will happen. With Desiree Perez involved, the exec who has helped Beyonce get her ‘Formation’ on, we can rest assured that Jay Z will do well.  Refer to for related articles.

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