Jay-Z announced that he is moving the publishing rights for his entire to Warner/Chappell after signing a global publishing deal with the company. The deal also gives the company the rights to the entire Roc Nation catalog as well as all of Jay’s future recordings.
This announcement comes after executive Jon Platt’s move from EMI to Warner/Chappell. As both Hov and Jay explain, the two have known each other for quite a while so it was a natural move. “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. He went onto praise Jay-Z current roster, saying “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.”
On the deal, Jay said, “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.”