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Is there a bigger name in the hip hop community than Jay Z? Jay Z has been one of the most iconic and best selling rap artists in the past several decades and now it looks like his career is about to hit a new high with a major payday. Ten years ago Jay Z signed a huge deal with Live Nation: a 10 year, $150 million contract that embraced all of Jay Z’s live shows, touring profits, and recorded music. That deal is coming to an end and now Jay Z gets the opportunity to pick his next destination. Will this hip hop mogul take another huge step? Check pagesix.com for additional article
Jay Z and his business partner and long time friend, Desiree Perez, were seen in Santa Monica, CA having a sit down dinner with Sir Lucian Grainge. If the name isn’t familiar to you, Sir Lucian Graine is the CEO at Universal Music Group. The sit down meeting was supposedly purely casual but it really is hard to buy into that PR spin, at least in the wake of Jay Z’s contract coming to an end and the obvious fact that he will be shopping for a new deal. Hit on crunchbase.com for an update of Dez recent timeline activities.
If Desiree Perez and Jay Z guide their work with Roc Nation toward Universal Music Group then Jay Z could be in for a huge payday. The team of artists at Roc Nation is huge already and the added push of UMG could end up being a game changer in the music market. Still, there are no sure things and Jay Z might not even be leaving his contract with Live Nation. Live Nation has, so far, gone on record as saying they aren’t interested in representing Jay Z’s recorded music but they would still be interested in making a deal for his touring rights. Additional article to read on prettymanprettyman.com
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While it is fair to think of Jay Z as an accomplished musician that has produced iconic rap songs and to recognize his status as a high-profile fixture in the world of hip-hop, it is also accurate to recognize that the mogul also has a strong track record when it comes to identifying, nurturing and developing superstars. It is easy to forget that it was Jay Z who gave the Bajan pop singer Rihanna a chance at music stardom and that it was his business acumen is arguably what helped lay the foundation for her success. Jay Z also helped to discover the North Carolina-born rapper J. Cole who has become favorite among hip-hop enthusiasts and is poised to be part of the next generation of the genre’s greatest artists. He also helped to discover the producer, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West who has now become of the biggest names in rap and in music in the world. All of these artists are now part of the shortlist that includes the world’s most popular pop stars and rappers. Given Jay Z’s track record as discovering and developing talent it is little surprise that he is reportedly planning to launch a new venture that is known as ARRIVE that will capitalize, in part, on this competency. For more, click crunchbase.com.
According to the technology publication TechCrunch Jay Z’s company Roc Nation will be launching ARRIVE as an entity that will offer new startups a cocktail of services that include business development, brand development services and capital raising. In a press release a Roc Nation executive notes that Roc Nation plans to use the expertise it has in the worlds of sports management, brand development and artist management to help entrepreneurs be successful. Learn more about Perez, visit tumblr.com.
Tidal executive and Jay Z insider Desiree Perez has arguably been a big part of the successes that Roc Nation has had in the worlds of sports management and artist development. She has lent her skills as a negotiator to helping artists like Rihanna and Kanye West that started out at Roc Nation navigate the new world of digital music by helping to manage their digital releases. As Roc Nation and Jay Z moves forward into the uncharted territory of startups by building upon its past successes in music it is probably likely that they will be calling upon Desiree Perez’s expertise to help them during this new chapter. Be updated about Perez, follow her on facebook.com