Jay-Z Finalizes Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell Music
Two deals, one power move for Hov. Jay Z’s catalog 2008 and up and all future projects will shift to Warner/Chappell music and his label Roc Nation has found a new publishing home as well.
Check excerpts from the official press release:
Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer all of JAY Z’s future works, alongside his catalog dating back to 2008, including No. 1 albums The Blueprint 3 and Watch the Throne, and worldwide hit singles such as “Empire State of Mind,” “Run This Town,” “Forever Young,” “N****s In Paris,” which won the 2013 GRAMMY® for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance and “No Church In The Wild,” which won the 2013 GRAMMY® for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. By the end of 2013, the majority of JAY Z’s songwriting catalog from the beginning of his career will also be administered by Warner/Chappell, including landmark albums such as The Blueprint, Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life, The Black Album, and classic tracks including “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” “Big Pimpin’,” “Can I Get A…” and “Dirt Off Your Shoulders.”
Under a separate agreement, which is also effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer Roc Nation’s entire music publishing repertoire, both past and future works. Roc Nation’s songwriting roster includes Philip Lawrence (co-writer of B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You,” Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Lazy Song” and “Locked Out of Heaven,” Cee-Lo Green’s “F**k You,” Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” and Travy McCoy’s “Billionaire”); S1 (co-writer of Kanye West’s “Power”, Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had” and 50 Cent’s “My Life” feat. Eminem and Adam Levine; Carmen Key (co-writer of Flo Rida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” and David Guetta’s “Pandemonium”); and Rita Ora (the British singer-songwriter with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012), among many others.
“I’m not a businessman/ I’m a Business, Man”. Jigga stay winning!