Now this is how you stay afloat in the music industry. What do we call a man who has mastered the industry? We call him a Jay-Z, because that is exactly what Jay-Z has done. Many entertainers in the industry wait a lifetime, before reaching the caliber that Jay-Z has in a little over twenty years.
Artists long to own what they do and Jay-Z has the blueprint on how to do it. Now before everyone starts talking about the blueprint being a part of a so called “Illuminati” cult, let’s point out that the music industry is a business, just like any corporation. You have to know the players, the rules, and develop relationships (network) .
One such relationship that Jay-Z developed was with Warner/Chapell Music’s, Jon Platt. Warner/Chapell Music has announced that they will be administering the copyright of Jay-Z’s songs and the roster for Roc Nation. Jay-Z’s publishing was once under EMI, where Platt formerly was. Now the publishing rights have finally expired and Jay-Z can move his repertoire over to Warner Chappell.
Of the move Jay-Z said that “The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend.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 said , “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.”
Not only will Jay-Z be in a place that feels comfortable, business wise, but by the year 2014, he will also own all the master recordings of his music, which puts him completely in control of his success. Jay-Z can finally say that he owns what he does, which is the artist’s ultimate dream.
Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City.