Jay-Z Confirms, Explains Sony & Atlantic Deals

Billboard’s Mariel Concepcion recently spoke to Hov and got some clarification on the deals he just closed with Atlantic and Sony.

“Sony is Roc Nation. That’s where Roc Nation’s going through,” Jay-Z told Billboard.com on Friday (June 29).

As for the deal he recently signed with Atlantic, he clarifies that it is a one-off situation for his upcoming album, “Blueprint 3,” slated for a September 11th release.

“That’s pretty much just for this specific album. Roc Nation — we’re experts in marketing and making records. But we do distribution deals,” he says. “On this one, we’re working directly with the Atlantic staff, which is Julie [Greenwald], Lyor [Cohen], Kevin [Liles] and Kyse [Mike Kyser]. For the rest of the Roc Nation artists, we did a distribution deal with Sony.

Sony must have brought a pretty sweet deal to the table for Jay to pass up a reunion with Lyor, Kev Liles and Mike Kyser. I mean, just look at all of the bromance oozing out of that pic up there.

Previously: Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Video)


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171 Responses to “Jay-Z Confirms, Explains Sony & Atlantic Deals”

  1. herbal kint Says:

    Brooklyn Strong Says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    herbal kint Says:

    June 30th, 2009 at 10:29 pm
    yo that interview with the real life Omar in nah lite is a really good read

    ==============================
    he didn’t ask him about that homo shit.

    Vice: I’d like to start by talking about Omar – he’s a character who lives and dies by his code. Do you think he’s sympathetic?


    Donnie Andrews: Yeah. He had his moments. You know, I might do something or beat somebody, then go home and think about it. Or I might take somebody’s money, but then I’d always leave them with something. They made Omar exactly the way I was. David [Simon] wrote “The West Side Story” [the initial Baltimore Sun article about Donnie] after my conviction in ’86 and they basically had everything down-pat. The gay part they took from a guy called Billy Outlaw, he was a gay stick-up guy.

  2. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    @herbal kint
    Thanks herbal i see it now. The bold print was gaydar proof

  3. FaMs! Says:

    I forgot how corny and gay the nightshift is…

    *Continues watching WEEDS episodes*

  4. Ghost Writer Says:

    Lol @ yall feeding into the casket man’s bullshit

  5. herbal kint Says:

    * agrees with Michael Kay *

    * doesn’t understand why Girardi took Hughes out after only 1 inning *

  6. Wesker Says:

    Do you people post here all day? Get a fucking life…

  7. Mag Says:

    # jimmy valentime Says:
    June 30th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    @mag

    50 said drake buzz was fake…

    An somebody is working his record..
    ^
    He didn’t Lie this is the man who put out Wanksta! with out a deal!

    You think he hasn’t seen this move before Sheeiiiiiiiit.

    Drake has a buzz(like Fif and Dmx before) but no one reaches top billboard without a label Push you feel me.

  8. FaMs! Says:

    Mag Says:

    June 30th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Drake has a buzz(like Fif and Dmx before) but no one reaches top billboard without a label Push you feel me.
    ___________________________

    *stands up and dramatic Spike Lee score play*

    CasketFace: Michael Jackson did it

    *random children rise up one by one*

    Random kid: Michael Jackson did it….

    *whole Nation rises Michael Jackson did it*

  9. herbal kint Says:

    and the GOAT does it again # 501

  10. Wesker Says:

    Fams youre by far the dumbest poster on this website. Get a fucking stroke already so you can stop typing this nonsense.

  11. yaboy Says:

    that Kid Daytona tape worth the HD space? havent heard a single joint of his..

  12. baby jesus Says:

    shout out to how fresh for those cam tickets

  13. b-ease Says:

    yaboy Says:

    June 30th, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    that Kid Daytona tape worth the HD space? havent heard a single joint of his..

    ^^
    Havent heard the album, but I think the kid’s dope. He’s kind of in the Currency/Wiz lane to an extent.

  14. Mag Says:

    Brooklyn Strong Says:

    FaMS Says:

    Jimmy Valentine Says:

    ^

    http://i41.tinypic.com/16aa0co.jpg

  15. November End formly known as Tyson the WOAT Says:

    * doesn’t understand why Girardi took Hughes out after only 1 inning *
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    simple

    Hes the worst manager in baseball

  16. November End formly known as Tyson the WOAT Says:

    Metropolitian defense >>>>>

  17. November End formly known as Tyson the WOAT Says:

    roffle!!!!! @ fernando martinez face plant in the outfield…thats some shit that you dont even see in those Major League movies or Bad News Bears films about bad baseball teams

  18. baby jesus Says:

    your mother

  19. GYNES Says:

    SHE HAS NOOO TITS

  20. Seth Gueko Says:

    sony records = release of BP3 this SEPT 09 !!
    then the rest of jayz’s career after that will be on Roc Nation thru Atlantic records : from 2010 to the end of his career after his ten albums/ten years deal with Live Nation !!!
    HES NOT A BUSINESSMAN ; HES THE BUSINESS, MAN !
    hov
    PEACE

  21. Jay-Z Says:

    “FUCK AUTO-TUNE! I’ve been hating on that effect since T-Pain came out in ’05! Sign this petition below to put an END to Auto-Tune!”

    http://www.petitiononline.com/AutoTune/petition.html

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