Roc Nation, LLC is an American entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008. The company has offices in New York City, London, Nashville, Austin, and Los Angeles. The full-service entertainment company houses a record label, talent agency, touring and concert production company, music, film, philanthropy and other business activities.
In 2008, Roc Nation was founded by Jay-Z. The firm has a multi-year partnership with live event company Live Nation. In June 2009, Roc Nation signed a 4-year distribution deal with Sony Music. In 2010, Roc Nation partnered with London-based entertainment company Three Six Zero Group. In February 2013, Roc Nation signed a worldwide music publishing administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music. In April 2013, Roc Nation formed a new sports management division, Roc Nation Sports, a subsidiary dedicated to sports representation for professional athletes. Shortly thereafter, Roc Nation Sports also launched a boxing promotion division. After the Sony deal expired, in April 2013, Roc Nation signed a multi-year partnership with Universal Music. In February 2015, Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Group announced the formation of Three Six Zero Entertainment, a division representing clients in film, television and the literary arts.
In November 2016, the administrator of Prince's estate authorized a copyright lawsuit against Roc Nation for putting 15 of Prince's albums up on their affiliated streaming service Tidal.
In beginning of March 2017, Roc Nation announced the formation of Arrive, a new division of the company that will focus on investing and nurturing promising startups.
In July 2017, Roc Nation collaborated with art collective MSFTSrep.