It’s been said that behind every successful man, there is a woman and when it comes to Jay-Z’s continued success as an entrepreneur, Desiree Perez is right behind him. Roc Nation Chief Operating Officer Desiree Perez has made her name as one of the biggest female forces to be reckoned with in the music industry. She’s graced many a list of someone of the most influential women in music beside executives, presidents, promotional management and much more.
She has spent much time in the background helping Jay-Z expand his business acumen since being a part of Shawn Carter Enterprises. From there, she joined the Roc Nation team in 2009 and continued to help him build upon his empire. She’s had a hand in many of his business ventures from Tidal, which she helped to launch and monitor the app for to publishing and management.
With former Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s controversial statement telling female artists to “step up”, Desiree Perez along with other powerful women in the music industry challenged the Recording Academy. They challenged them to their narrow-minded perspective and work towards being more inclusive of female artists rather than making rash, dismissive remarks. The Academy later worked to make things a bit more diverse thanks to the efforts of Desiree Perez and others.
For almost 20 years in the music business, Desiree Perez proved herself to be a professional with negotiation. She was able to get the Formation Stadium secured for Beyoncé and she also helped Rihanna ink her deal with Samsung.
Desiree Perez is most definitely one to watch and will continue to flourish for more decades to come.
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