Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Carter Life: Jay-Z Announces "Made In America" Festival Line-Up, Beyoncé Set To Headline, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Solange and Many More Set To Perform....

Another day, another power move by he announced the line-up for the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival.  And this year Mrs. Carter will be gracing the stage, while Hov takes it all a true King, celebrating another one of his many victories.

Made In America, will be Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 1, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

And once again, like last year, it's a pretty eclectic line-up.  Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails are headlining and they'll be joined by  Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Solange, 2 Chainz, Calvin Harris, Emeli Sandé, and many more.

Watch the announcement of the full line-up below.

On Monday Jay and UMG announced their new global partnership:
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, and Roc Nation, the renowned entertainment company founded by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, announced today that they have entered into a multi-year, worldwide partnership under which the Roc Nation music label will operate as a standalone label within the UMG family, effective immediately.  
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, forthcoming albums from JAY Z, Rihanna and many others will be released through UMG worldwide. In making the announcement, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said, “In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent. Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company. All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.” 
Shawn “JAY Z” Carter said, “We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists—being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”  (Source: Roc Nation)
--Princess Carter


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