According to reports from Billboard, Jay-Z & his Roc Nation imprint have signed worldwide publishing administration deals with Warner/Chappell Music.
According to the agreement, Warner/Chappell Music will have publishing rights to Jay-Z’s music dating back to 2008 which would include The Blueprint 3 and Watch The Throne as well as all his future music. There’s also a separate deal which will give the publisher access to catalogs of other artists singed to Roc Nation like Philip Lawrence, S1, Carmen Key, Rita Ora and more.
Jon Platt of Warner/Chappell spoke in regard to the new deal with Jay-Z & Roc Nation:
“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 Platt, currently president, creative at Warner/Chappell after serving at EMI Music Publishing for many years. “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.”