The Roc Nation has announced a new partnership with Long Island University in Jay-Z’s hometown, Brooklyn to add School Of Music, Sports and Entertainment to his company.
The school will be housed at the 15,000-student Long Island University in Brooklyn, and will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management.
The Roc Nation announced classes will begin in 2021 and students will experience hands-on learning while scholarships will be offered based on merit.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company was formed in 2008 and has signed on big-name artists including Kanye West, Rihanna, J.Cole, Alicia Keys etc.
Roc Nation Sports, a subsidiary of Roc Nation Entertainment was opened in 2013 to represent athletes and boasts Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford among it’s clientele.
Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said, “We’re excited that the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide unique insight, knowledge and experiences for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent,”