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article imageJay-Z, Roc Nation, & Beyonce sign deals with Warner/Chappell

By Layne Weiss     Feb 23, 2013 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - HipHop power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have signed publishing deals with Warner/Chappell Music. Hov signed his deal earlier in the week, while Beyonce's deal was announced Friday.
According to its deal with Jay-Z, Warner/Chappell, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group, now has the rights to administer copyrights of not only Jay-Z's songs, but also those on the music publishing roster of his company, Roc Nation, Forbes reports.
The HipHop mogul spoke on his new deal with Warner/Chappell, revealing part of the reason he chose them was because of his ties to publishing executive, Jon Platt.
"The real meaning of success is being able to work with an individual you consider a friend," Mr. Carter 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 of the best in the business."
"I couldn't be happier to continue my relationships with Jay-Z and Roc Nation and build our partnerships at Warner/Chappell," Platt said. "We have the global expertise and resources to deliver new opportunities and resources while helping them reach new heights of success around the world."
Meanwhile, Jay-Z's wife Beyonce has signed her own publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, Billboard reports. Effective immediately, the publishing company will distribute the 17-time Grammy-winning artist's music, including her next album.
Like her husband, Mrs. Carter is "honored" to be working with her "friend" John Platt. "I trust his vision and admire his professionalism, and I look forward to our partnership," Beyonce said in a statement Friday.
Beyonce kicks off 'The Mrs. Carter' World Tour in Europe April 15. The tour will arrive in North America June 28.
On Friday, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z announced that they would be going on tour this summer. The 12-concert tour will kick off July 17 in Toronto and conclude August 17 in Miami.
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