transform a successful rap career into a stellar business empire. He established Roc Nation, his own entertainment company in 2008 and has grown to become one of the music industry’s biggest players, with an ever evolving entrepreneurial blueprint. Last year, Jay-Z became hip-hop’s first billionaire, and now students will get the chance to learn directly from his example.
Earlier this week, Roc Nation announced that the entertainment company has officially partnered with Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.
Based in Brooklyn, the school is designed to prepare incoming undergraduates for a career in entertainment, with degree options ranging from music, music technology, entrepreneurship, production, and sports management. Students will learn from university professors, and engage with visiting guest artists and lecturers, while gaining experience through internships and a network of professional contacts.