Jay-Z is an American rapper and CEO for the Def Jam record label. He debuted in 1996 with “Reasonable Doubt,” quickly gaining momentum on the mainstream charts. From 1998 to 2007, he produced eight records, all of which topped the Billboard 200.

In recent years, he has decreased the regularity of his recording and performing in favor of producing and entrepreneurial pursuits. However, Jay-Z signed a multi-million dollar deal with Live Nation worth about $150 million in 2008. The long-term contract reportedly spans 10 years and includes touring, ticketing, merchandise, sponsorship, recordings and more.

Rapper Jay-Z, backed by a 12-piece band, has been tapped for the October 15 grand re-opening of the iconic Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, following the building’s 18-month renovation. Venue operator Live Nation closed the 4,000-general admission capacity venue for renovations since assuming the lease in April 2007. Tickets... Read more
Although Live Nation will not divulge the specific financials in its deal with Jay-Z that were leaked to the New York Times, reportedly by his handlers, the company did release some interesting information about the global arrangement. The Times said the 10-year deal was worth about $150 million compared... Read more
With the Thursday filing of financial documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission, it appears that rapper Jay-Z and Live Nation have finalized a 10-year contract estimated to be worth $150 million. News of the pending deal broke last month, while Jay-Z was beginning his current, sold out tour... Read more
Rap superstar Jay-Z, currently selling out arenas on tour with Mary J. Blige, is reportedly in negotiations with Live Nation on a blockbuster 10-year, total entertainment deal worth an estimated $150 million. The deal would include albums, touring, merchandising and licensing, and would resemble a similar, $120 million deal... Read more
A new music/camping festival will debut this summer in Canada. The first Pemberton Festival is set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, BC, two hours from Vancouver. Produced and promoted by Live Nation Canada, the festival is modeled after three-day European-style music festivals complete with on-site camping, multiple stages, vendors... Read more
Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z will embark on a 25-date North American co-headlining tour starting March 22 in Miami, FL. The “Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z: Heart of the City” tour marks the first time in more than 15 years that an African American male/female bill of this stature... Read more
Two of Hip-Hop’s leading artists, Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige, are touring together this spring and tickets to their tour are among the onsales for the week ending Feb. 16, based on a review by TicketNews of upcoming shows. With Kanye West, who separately also has several onsales this... Read more

Jay-Z’s “Gangster” Tour

October 23, 2007 0

Jay-Z is slated to launch a mini-tour in November in support his upcoming Def Jam album, “American Gangster.” During the shows, Jay-Z will only perform material from the new album, which is inspired by but not directly affiliated with the upcoming film “American Gangster,” according to Billboard. Here are... Read more