Jay-Z‘s entertainment juggernaut Roc Nation has inked a partnership deal with with Bryan Ling‘s New Community Management, which represents artists like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, James Vincent McMorrow, Lia Ices and Bad Suns.
“Bryan has created a true artistic hub with New Community,” Jay Z tells Billboard. “We have spent numerous hours just talking about the love of the arts. Our visions are aligned on building something really special.”
“I’m really stoked for what this is going to mean for our artists,” says Bryan, who will have Live Nation resources at his disposal. “They are going to benefit the most. For the last year, Jay Z, [Roc Nation co-founder and president] Jay Brown and I have been getting to know each other more on a business level. I wanted them to understand the culture of how New Community operates, and once we realized that this would be something that benefits both companies, we joined forces.”
Brown added: “Bryan has a unique vision. There is a mutual respect and a natural partnership with Roc Nation. We are both focused on expanding audiences, nurturing artists and pushing the limits of our business.”
Gwen Stefani steps out while heading to a studio on Thursday (October 8) in Santa Monica, Calif.
The 46-year-old singer and her The Voice co-judge Blake Shelton both split from their spouses over the summer and dating rumors have of course surfaced since then.
A source close to Blake is now shooting down the reports.
“It’s total bulls—,” the source told People. “There’s nothing there. They’re nothing more than friends.”
Make sure to catch new episodes of The Voice every Monday and Tuesday night at 8/7c on NBC.
Henry Cavill and Luke Evans are set to star in the upcoming war drama Sand Castle!
The guys will be reuniting on the big screen following their 2011 fantasy film Immortals. They will be joined in the upcoming flick by Nicholas Hoult.
The film centers “on Matt Ocre (Hoult) who is part of a mission to repair a broken water system in the dangerous and unstable Iraqi village of Baqubah. While the people of Baghdad welcome the Americans as saviors, the villagers resist their presence and Matt and his unit must try to convince the community that they are part of the solution, not the problem in order to save the town and get out alive.”
Principal photography on the movie will start on November 2.