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Desiree (Dez) Perez

Page Six reported as Jay-Z’s $150 Million deal with Live Nation comes to a close, he has had conversations in taking a stake of his recorded-music business at ROC Nation. The ending of the 10 year deal with Live Nation could cause either side to sell their stake in Roc Nation to the other side or buying the company all together.

Jay and his business partner, Desiree Perez (a top Roc Nation exec), met with the chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, Sir Lucian Grainge which sparked rumors that UMG may potentially buy a stake in Roc Nation. This potential sale of stake would allow the artist to establish new artists a promote his Tidal streaming service.

Live Nation is looking to continue their touring deal but have no interest in buying recorded music. Connections within UMG have stated that though the ending of Live Nation’s deal has not specifically been discussed within the company, Jay-Z’s partnership with UMG is important and there would be interest in furthering business with him.

Desiree Perez is the Chief Operating Officer at Roc Nation, an entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008. Perez’s responsibilities span across several areas of the business including management, publishing and labeling operations. Perez negotiated Samsung’s deal with Rihanna and works with several other of Roc Nation’s artists including Meek Mill, Fat Joe and Shakira

Known as Des Perez, she has worked closely with Jay-Z for over twenty years. She’s proven to be a phenomenal negotiator and knowledgable when looking at the company’s success rates. and Follow him

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