Live Nation, Jay-Z & Desiree Perez Close Out Their Deal

With the stellar 150 million dollar that was signed in 2008 between popular rap artist, Jay-Z and the US based entertainment company, Live Nation (which is well known for their business relationship with pop idols Rihanna and Shakira), coming soon to an end both parties are looking to cash in. Given that Jay-Z and his longstanding business partner, Desiree Perez (who is responsible for running Jay-Z’s company, athletic and entertainment talent company, Roc Nation) are both looking for investors given that profits from Live Nation are no longer a sure thing.  Check

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Sources close to both the company and the performer have reported that Live Nation post-deal is still very interested in upholding and continuing their highly financially successful touring and live performance deals with Jay-Z and his company but are no longer interested in purchasing the artist’s music. However, it should also be noted that in the past the company has purchased large amounts of Jay-Z’s recorded music which they will not, at least as far as is publicly known, be dropping.  Related article on

Recently, Jay-Z and Desiree Perez staged a business meeting with Sir Lucian Grainge, the current leader and executive of UMG (Universal Music Group).  For a related article, hit  Therefore it seems highly likely that UMG are in talks with Jay-Z and Ms. Perez to purchase, in part or in whole, Roc Nation, though this has not yet been confirmed by either attendant party. The reason that it seems highly likely that UMG will buy out Roc Nation is due to the fact that UMG already has substantial shares in the company in the form of a distribution agreement. Continue reading on

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