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Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music Roc Nation’s very own Jay-Z recently signed a publishing administration deal with Jon Platt of Warner Music. A separate deal also signed by Platt, will represent all of the songwriters under Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Writers include Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, and Symbolic One. Warner/Chappell now owns rights to songs Jay will release in the future in addition to songs dating back as far as 2008. This is a smart business move on Jay’s behalf not only for himself but for his team as well. In a published statement made by Platt, he said:

“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.” “At the same time, 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. I couldn’t be happier to continue my relationships with Jay and Roc Nation and build on our partnerships at Warner/Chappell.”

Jay States:

“The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend,” said Jay. “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.”