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Roc Nation launches Nashville-based company with Warner/Chappell

By | Published on Wednesday 29 June 2016

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Roc Nation has partnered with Warner/Chappell in order to launch a new division, Roc Nation Nashville. The new joint venture will then partner with songwriter and producer Jesse Frasure on another company, Rhythm House, which will oversee Frasure’s own activities as well as developing new artists.

Roc Nation President Jay Brown says in a statement: “There is nothing like working with the right individuals, at the right time, forming the right partnership. Launching Roc Nation Nashville with Warner/Chappell Music Nashville is a natural extension of the relationship we started so many years ago, and our venture with Jesse Frasure and his Rhythm House take the possibilities to a next level. Jesse’s talent, understanding of the craft and creativity are unmatched”.

“I am THRILLED to welcome Roc Nation to Music City and to our Warner/Chappell Nashville family”, adds Warner/Chappell Music Nashville’s EVP Ben Vaughn. “All of us at WCM are excited to expand our already successful relationship that started with Jon Platt, Jay-Z, and Jay Brown”.

Meanwhile, Frasure wants a word: “I’m honoured and grateful to begin this next chapter with partners like Roc Nation and Warner/Chappell, whom I’ve admired throughout my career. Having this opportunity is a dream come true”.

Rhythm House will be overseen day-to-day by BJ Hill, who will split his time between the company and his A&R role at Warner/Chappell.