Jay Z's Roc Nation Partners with Bryan Ling's New Community Management
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.”