“Phil has built an amazing company,” says Roc Nation founder Jay Z in announcing the alliance. “We sat down and dreamt about what the future could hold if we partnered. Our views aligned on nurturing, growth and allowing creatives to stay true to their voice. That dream we are living today and it’s been amazing for all parties. We look forward to what tomorrow brings.”
Adds Roc Nation CEO Jay Brown: “We believe in Phil, his company, and his vision. He is committed to and has a passion for developing talent. His character and business sense are reflective of the Roc Nation philosophy.”
Philymack and Roc Nation will work together in all areas of the entertainment and music business, according to a joint statement.
The Philymack partnership follows a similar arrangement between Roc Nation and manager Bryan Ling’s New Community Management, home to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, announced in October.
In May, McIntyre launched Safehouse Records, a joint venture with Lovato, Jonas and Island Records.