Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music

The publishing group of Warner Music and Jay-Z have agreed to a worldwide publishing administration deal which will provide the copyrights of Jay-Z’s albums since 2008 — and, at the end of 2013, work dating back to 2004.

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

Platt echoed a similarly enthusiastic reaction.

“I couldn’t be happier to continue my relationships with Jay and Roc Nation and build on our partnerships at Warner/Chappell. We have the global expertise and resources to deliver new opportunities for their amazing catalogs, while helping them reach new heights of success around the world.”

Warner/Chappell, the No. 1 publishing company in the world, is also home to the cataloges of Led Zeppelin, Madonna, James Brown and Michael Brown.

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