Since 1996, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and 21-time GRAMMY award-winner, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter has been a dominant force in popular culture. With multiple businesses and accolades across the recording industry and strong relationships with global investment leaders like Warren Buffet, JAY Z personifies the “American Dream.”
Among his achievements, Carter has served as President of Def Jam Recordings, launched the successful “Made In America” festival, acquired luxury spirits brand Armand De Brignac and maintains his role as majority owner in the 40/40 sports clubs. In 2013, Carter launched Roc Nation Sports, whose roster includes three-time NBA scoring champion and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and MLB All-Star Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano. Carter became co-owner in global streaming service, TIDAL, in 2015. In 2017, Carter became the first Hip-Hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Carter is active in giving back to the community, most notably through his philanthropic work through the Shawn Carter Foundation. The Foundation, founded in 2002, is dedicated to helping individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education, encouraging them to tap into their potential. Since the foundation launched, Shawn Carter Scholars are studying at over 100 institutions of higher education throughout the nation.
Queens, New York City - Founders Entertainment is proud to announce the lineup for the second annual edition of The Meadows Music And Arts Festival, taking place September 15th to 17th in Queens, New York at the Citi Field complex. This fall, the festival hailed as “The Best NYC Festival of 2016” by Stereogum in its inaugural year, is expanding to a third day of Music, Art, Food, and Entertainment. JAY Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, Nas, Bassnectar, Weezer, Run The Jewels, M.I.A., Erykah Badu and more cap a lineup packed to the brim with New York City artists and the most electric performers from around the world. Signature craft cocktails, the best food vendors in NYC, captivating street art, and more will add to the aural delights had at The Meadows 2017. Not to mention the return of the Feastival of Queens, a culinary adventure celebrating the amazing ethnic cuisine that can be found in the most culturally diverse borough in the city (if not the world).
Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 10th at 12 PM EST
For full pricing breakdown including VIP packages visit
Full festival lineup in text below.
This year’s The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will be livestreamed exclusively by TIDAL in all countries and territories where the global music and entertainment platform is available. The livestream will feature performances from all four festival stages as they take place from deep within the heart of Queens. Check out TIDAL.com/TheMeadowsNYC to be the first to learn more. Founders Entertainment is proud to once more partner with Metropolitan Hospitality, a subsidiary of the New York Mets, as they throw the second annual The Meadows Music and Arts Festival this September. Aside from some of the best performers from around the world, The Meadows pays homage to New York City with a large number of acts on the bill who call the five boroughs home, including Queens natives Nas, L.L. Cool J., Action Bronson, and Heems of Swet Shop Boys. As born and bred New Yorkers, the partners at Founders Entertainment are proud to have the opportunity to spotlight so many great artists from New York City while shining a light on the iconic borough of Queens. Continuing in their long tradition of giving back to the local communities their festivals call home, Founders Entertainment will again be working with and donating to local organizations, nonprofits, and community groups for the 2017 festival.
The Meadows Music and Arts Festival’s 2017 edition will build upon last year’s careful curation of a wide selection of featured food vendors and craft cocktails at the event. The festival will continue to embrace the amazing culinary diversity of Queens and New York City in general with mouth-watering foodie experiences like the Infatuation Village, curated by The Infatuation, and an expansion of the Feastival of Queens, curated by Queens-based food writer and gastronomic adventurer Joe DiStefano (aka "The Guy Who Ate Queens"), and dubbed “a gem” found amid “a sea of incredible food vendors,” by the Queens Ledger.
Food and craft cocktail lineup to be announced soon.
Listen to Frank Ocean’s “Biking” featuring JAY Z and Tyler, The Creator on TIDAL now.
Congratulations to JAY Z on his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017!
ROC NATION LAUNCHES ROC NATION LATIN
NAMES MULTI-PLATINUM AND MULTI-AWARD WINNING COMPOSER AND PRODUCER
ROMEO SANTOS AS CEO
ROMEO SANTOS NAMES ROC NATION AS EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT
(Exclusive Coverage) Romeo Santos Joins Roc Nation Management and Named CEO of Roc Nation Latin on June 8, 2016 in New York City.
(Wednesday, June 8, 2016: NY, NY) Today Roc Nation announces a new division, Roc Nation Latin, naming multi-platinum, multi-award winning, composer and producer, the "King of Bachata," Romeo Santos as CEO.
Roc Nation Latin will act as a full service entertainment division of Roc Nation focused on developing and cultivating Latin talent while providing marketing, endorsement deals, philanthropic support, media relations and brand strategy, expanding into both national and international markets. Longtime partner, Johnny Marines has been named as Roc Nation Latin President.
Known as one of the most important figures in Latin music, Romeo Santos also joins Roc Nation as an exclusive management client. In the partnership, Roc Nation will provide marketing, brand development and brand deals as well as oversee touring for the multi-faceted musician.
Said Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, “Romeo has had tremendous success as a composer and producer and can spot true talent. This is a tremendous step for Roc Nation. We recognize there is a huge Latin market that is part of global culture. We’re proud and ready to enter into true partnership with an individual that intimately lives and knows that culture.”
Romeo Santos also said: With this next step and phase in my career I see a great opportunity to give back all that I have learned during the past few years to new talent. Not only do I idolize Jay Z as an artist but also as a business mogul. Jay Z is a visionary who was able to recognize that in our Latin Culture there is a lot of talent. I am grateful for his trust and that he has seen in me an ally for all Latinos.
ABOUT ROC NATION :
Founded in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist, songwriter, producer and engineer management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; film & television; new business ventures; and a music label. It is home to a diverse roster of critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Santigold, HAIM, Meek Mill, Big Sean and more. Roc Nation also has partnerships with global management companies Three Six Zero and Philymack.
ABOUT ROMEO SANTOS:
Chart topping, multiplatinum, award winning, songwriter and Latin Music Superstar, “The King of Bachata”, Romeo Santos, has the most #1 HITS this decade by a Latin Artist. Among his many accolades, Santos has been named by ASCAP as “Songwriter of the Year” for five years in a row and this year 2016 ASCAP named him "Singer/Song writer of the Year" and has won Billboard Latin Music “Artist of the Year” for two years running. Romeo also was won for two years in a row “Latin Artist of the year” at the Billboard Music Awards. The 5 x platinum “Formula Vol. 1” includes five number one HITS and spent an astonishing 17 weeks at number one on the TOP Latin Albums charts. The follow-up album “Formula, Vol. 2”, is certified DIAMOND it spent 10 weeks number one on the TOP Latin Album charts and was #1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” for over 8 months. The album includes five #1 singles; the first single “Propuesta Indecente” as well as the second single “Odio” featuring Drake both debut at #1 and went on to spend over three months at #1. Santos has collaborated with TOP artists including Usher, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony and Carlos Santana. The multifaceted artists also appeared in the blockbuster “Fast and Furious 7” alongside superstar Vin Diesel and recently lent his voice to one of the characters in the animated film “Angry Birds”. THE KING made history as the first Latin Artist to perform at the New Yankee Stadium with two sold out shows with 50,000 people in attendance each night. Rolling Stone declared his tour, “One of Summer 2014 hottest tours”. Santos has appeared in major shows like the Bachelor, The Today Show, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was also part of the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He is the #1 Urban-Pop Artist in Social Media with over 30 million fans. He now adds mogul to the list of accomplishments being named CEO of Roc Nation Latin.
PUSHA T X JAY Z - Drug Dealers Anonymous
New Music: Stream Fat Joe, Remy Ma and JAY Z's new Remix of “All The Way Up" featuring French Montana and Infared, exclusively on TIDAL.
JAY Z, Fabolous, Cipha Sounds, and DJ Reflex are four of the many artists featured on the newly announced TIDAL X: 1020 lineup on October 20th at Barclays Center. The exclusive pre-sale for TIDAL users is now open here.
Congratulations JAY Z, Kanye West, J. Cole, Big Sean, and DJ Mustard on their BET #HipHopAwards nominations! Tune in on BET on October 13th.
Best Hip Hop Video
BIG SEAN F/ CHRIS BROWN & TY DOLLA $IGN - PLAY NO GAMES
BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST - BLESSINGS
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST - BLESSINGS
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 - IDFWU
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
Track of the Year
BLESSINGS – PRODUCED BY BOI-1DA & VINYLZ (BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST)
IDFWU – PRODUCED BY DJ DAHI, DJ MUSTARD, KANYE WEST & KEY WANE (BIG SEAN F/ E-40)
Album of the Year
BIG SEAN – DARK SKY PARADISE
J. COLE – 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Best Club Banger
BIG SEAN F/ E-40 – IDFWU (PRODUCED BY DJ DAHI, DJ MUSTARD, KANYE WEST & KEY WANE)
BIG SEAN F/ KANYE WEST & JOHN LEGEND – ONE MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
J. COLE – APPARENTLY
J. COLE – BE FREE
People’s Champ Award
BIG SEAN F/ DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGS
In 2012, JAY Z opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn with eight sold-out shows. Tonight, he takes you back to how it all happened.
“Where I’m From: JAY Z” - a Life + Times special, premiering on Fusion TV at 10:30 PM EST.
Livestream Jaÿ-Z’s B-sides performance this Saturday, May 16 at 9PM EDT on TIDAL.com.
Livestream Jaÿ-Z’s B-sides performance this Saturday, May 16 at 9PM EDT on TIDAL.com. #TIDALXJAYZ Posted by JAY Z on Friday, May 15, 2015
New show added. #TIDALXJAYZ: B-sides is now 2 back-to-back shows May 16 & 17. Enter on TIDAL and share your playlist by 11:59PM EST tonight. Details here.