Live Nation. Roc Nation consists of a record label, music publishing, and an impressive artist roster which includes, Rihanna, Shakira, Timbaland, M.I.A. and Kylie Minogue.
Jay-Z stated Roc Nation’s new deal with Universal Music Group will present a “unique opportunity” for the label’s artists to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of what he called “the best major.”
Jay-Z’s famed music festival is also returning to Philadelphia for a second year. The two-day, multi-artist "Made In America" event will revisit it's previous venue, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from August 31st to September 1st. Details of the artist lineup is scheduled to be announced on April 10th via Spotify.
Last year’s line up included Jay-Z himself, Pearl Jam, Drake, Run D.M.C., Passion Pitt and a surprise appearance from Kanye West. The event was sponsored by Budweiser, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the United Way and several local charities in the Philadelphia area.