Jay-Z Signs To Warner/Chappell Music

UJA Federation's 2011 Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon

Jay-Z’s music catalogue has a new home. Yesterday, Hov signed himself and Roc Nation to a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. The signing comes four months after Jon Platt‘s move to the company. As part of the pact, the publishers will administer the rights to his future and past recordings. Says Hov:

“The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend. Jon Platt is such a person. He’s a man of extraordinary character as well as a remarkably talented executive with an ear for music and an eye for talent. It’s great to watch him grow to be one the best in the business.”

Says Jon:

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  • King JuggaNott

    Man…you know it’s BIG money involved in this. You just know it. LOL

  • http://nub-g.wordpress.com rongreezy

    Reblogged this on The Music Business Revisionist.

  • Jav

    cliche comment: jay stays #winning!

  • stacey

    watz up with MMG deal wit Warner Music…

  • Devante

    I thought Warner shut down their rap division?

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    MMG is at Atlantic now. Everybody from WB went to Atlantic if im right.

  • Marko-V

    I thought the thing was to not sign over your publishing to anybody because that’s what your kids and your kids’ kids can eat off of.

    @remarkoble1

  • _R

    lol this nigga gets a blog post about his publishing deals,,, hov gotta rap over some young chop shit now!!!!!!

  • majormar

    Hov done it again…. where 50 @ huh. Show closer j to da a y hova play shutem down who da fuck gone fuck around….. u c how hating backfires on 50 cent lol va Norfolk

  • Royalty

    So Hov moves Roc Nation to Warner right after Drake signs OVO Records there? Hmmmm

  • Your Life Is A Lie

    Keep 100% of all your publishing and stop selling out…especially when your suppose to be worth in the hundreds of millions

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    @majormar. 50 Cent is making power moves as well. I swear MMG groupies are like roaches.

  • http://livelovemuzik.wordpress.com livelovemuzik

    Reblogged this on LiveLoveMuzik.

  • Fuck a Fuck nigga

    Quit deleting my comments lame ass nigga

  • The King

    @Marko-V Keyword “Global”

  • Learn

    He didn’t sign any of his publishing away! It’s called an Admin deal.. Where you maintain 100% ownership of your publishing and Warner Chappell will license, administer (paperwork, etc). Stop rapping and start reading!

  • Really…

    You fuckers are dumb. Owning the material and giving the rights to redistribute/rebroadcast are totally 2 different things. Essentially, its the same as syndicating a show. You fuckers remind me of the 3 time felon in jail that’s thinks he a lawyer and shit, yet cant manage to stay outta jail or negotiate a good plea-bargain. Lastly, who counts other nigga’s money besides bitches? Smarten up hoes. Making money off of music you already made money off of is the epitome of “flippin”. You basic
    niggas give me the giggles. How could a boss and an employee ever see eye to eye!!!!

  • Statdefine

    Co-Sign @ Learn

  • LoverofHipHop

    Sigh at these comments/opinions regarding the publishing side of the music business…or speaking on the matter without knowing the details thereof much less a good working knowledge of how that part of the industry works in general.

    It’s only in our industry and culture do we look from the outside in at a situation and not knowing any specifics of the deal/agreement still have the nerve/gaul to make stupid remarks with broad and completely erroneous strokes.

  • it’s the roc

    warner cleared out the riff raff for the drake and jay empires

  • Marko-V

    @The King so Jay never had a “Global” reach before? You would think that now he’s more famous than he’s ever been.

    @Learn why would a world renown superstar like Jay-Z need an administer for his publishing? Why pay anyone to license your music when you can do it all through an attorney you have on retainer and keep the money? Maybe this is why I’m not rich however this is why I ask questions to learn from those who know more than I do.

    @remarkoble1

  • LoverofHipHop

    @Learn

    Thank you!. Glad someone here got some research in prior to speaking on the matter. Love that last statement yo.

  • michelle michelle

    Don’t Admin deals also secure placements for commercial use? such? Jay already in every movie trailer. How many socks does Blue Ivy need?

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    “Stop rapping and start reading!”…Thats speaks volumes.

  • Marko-V

    You know far too often do people feel comfortable bashing the uninformed. If you got knowledge then teach without chastising.

    I don’t know about noody else however I rap, read and write tho:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NN622K

    @remarkoble1

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  • onenutned

    hove finna get that internation commmercial licensing bread….goddamn your man hov crack the can open again!

  • chillthrills

    wooorddd!!!!,,,,,,will warner bros put anyone else on?,,,,

  • PistolPistol

    in other words… Wez both wants Mo Money

  • Stress92

    He’s just having Warner/Chappell Music administer and issue licenses on behalf of his publishing companies. It’s not likely that they will take taking any ownership in his catalog and is completely separate from Warner’s recorded music division.

  • Zen

    @ Marko-V

    “why would a world renown superstar like Jay-Z need an administer for his publishing? Why pay anyone to license your music when you can do it all through an attorney you have on retainer and keep the money?”

    Because Warner obviously does much more than just publishing. Essentially, what this deal does is partners two major music corporations and their networks, so that the net is cast almost twice as wide in the search for new opportunities, new talent, new ideas, new marketing, etc. Furthermore, the resources already retained by each company will be available for the other to use.

    The publishing is definitely not why this deal was done. But somebody asked about it, so somebody else clarified. Basically, by giving Warner/Chappell administrative power over the publishing rights, they can see a deal and make it on behalf of Roc Nation without having to run it all the way back up the flagpole and though the red tape.

  • Marko-V

    @Zen

    I appreciate the clarification. Salute.

    @remarkoble1

  • bnard

    “I don’t give a fuuuuuuck” – Smokey, “Friday”

  • DAT WHITE NIGGA

    ONE OF THE BEST SONGWRITERS IN THE WORLD? HAHAHA THAT DUDE IS JOKING RIGHT?

  • Yeezus Christ

    rich get richer

  • majormar

    @zoomzoomotis wat does mmg got to do wit this but since u wanna speak on them they’ll rap circles around 5-0. That’s da police where I come from va Norfolk. Never no groupie brush shoulders wit niggas u probably beg for a pic to put on fb.

  • Soothsayer

    you guys are all debating publishing ins and outs and this money like he’s paying ya’ll for your opinion. In a country where most people dont have jobs, the food is poisoned, the dollar is being devalued (inflation of all kinds)…govt. wanting to disarm us…..re-education camps (nazi shit)…yet…in more important news…

    …..Jay-Z signs another deal for a bazillion dollars. o_O

    why do we even care about this?? does this guy and his accomplishments make your life ANY better??

  • Da Trutthhhhh

    Congrats

  • Holy Water

    BOULE!!

  • Mr. A&R

    To me this Deal is not about or for Jay-Z I think Hov has reach his ceiling as an Artist this is about him building his Own Parent Company. This is for all the Roc Nation artist as exclusive artist & management as well as for their songwriters & producers.

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    I’M GLAD ON THIS SITE PEOPLE WERE WISE ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT THE DEAL WAS ABOUT, NOT LIKE SOME OF THE IDIOTS I HAD TO SCHOOL EARLIER TODAY! IT’S MOST DEFINITELY A GREAT DEAL FOR THE WHOLE ROC NATION! ALL THE MOVIES,TV SHOWS & COMMERCIALS WORLDWIDE THAT MAY WANT TO USE YOUR MUSIC…SHEEEIIIT THAT AINT NOTHING BUT MONEY/GUAP/CHEESE/BREAD/DOUGHSCRILLA/FETTI OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT! AS USUAL YOU HAVE TO GET ATLEAST 1 TRUE HATING ASS LOSER! @Soothsayer IT’S OBVIOUS YOU CARED ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOU FUCKING COMMENTED ON IT! IF YOU DIDN’T CARE WHY STOP, READ THE STORY & THEN LEAVE A COMMENT??! YOU COULD’VE SCROLLED RIGHT PAST THE STORY BUT YOU DIDN’T WHY BECAUSE THE CRAB IN THE BARRELL MENTALITY JUST HAD TO COME OUT!!!!!

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’13!!!

  • the One

    Dont believe the hype make no mistake Drake will be leaving YMCMB… Right before Jay did his business deal he was screaming The Roc for life… Someone is about to get the rug pulled out from underneath them!

  • kush

    @majormar
    If 50′s police what does that make Ross? lol. Nobody askin for Norfolk, VA’s opinion on a rapper figuratively being a police officer, but thanks

  • kush

    @majormar Hatin ass nicca both these niccas richer than you and neither of them fuck with you, neither does officer Ricky so why u talking on behalf of anyone. With that being said fuck the pigs

  • bigHUNT

    @DAT WHITE NIGGA, he is a great writer ya flunky , you stay hatin anyway cant agrue with retarded folks

  • bigHUNT

    *argue*

  • Tbones

    I thought Live Nation offered Jay another 250 million dollars deal after he ran through the first deal?Oh he negotiating for 350 million? Oh my bad, deal is not on the table anymore so he goes with Warner this time. Black zombies always eating up what their favorite rappers tell em they raps. SMH

  • HK

    Mo’ $$

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    I’m Only 8 Years Old!
    Read Timmy Timkins Story About Warner Chappell:

    http://timmytimkins.blog.com/2013/07/11/8-year-old-timmy-timkins-campaign-vs-warner-chappell-big-bullies/