Back in 2008, Jay Z signed a ten year music and recording deal with Live Nation and that deal is nearing its end. Insiders from Live Nation are confident that the company wants to maintain a business relationship with Jay Z but only when it comes to his music tours. They speculate that the company doesn’t want to continue with the recorded music side of the deal. In previous years Live Nation had the artists’ rights to recorded music so they were able to do whatever they wanted with it. However, that is probably going to end soon. Recently, Jay Z and his top Roc Nation rep Desiree Perez met with CEO of UMG, indicating that Universal Music Group may possibly buy into Roc Nation. If this happens, then Jay Z will have the opportunity to help grow and mentor up and coming musicians. This would also give him the chance to further develop his music among many other things.  Click on for more reading.

Desiree Perez has had a close working relationship with Jay Z for about 20 years now. She produced Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run Tour among a few others. She has consistently demonstrated the ability to negotiate deals of any magnitude and the examples can be seen in the hand she played in the Rihanna Samsung deal. More of this on

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Perez is one of the stronger leaders in the group that manages Roc Nation.  For an update of Dez recent timeline activities, check The musicians she helps represent are also leaders in the music industry and they agree that she is one of the hardest working, most forceful negotiators in the field.  To learn more about Dez, visit her new profile page at

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