Could Damian “Junior Gong” Marley be heading to Roc Nation? It’s still not yet clear but his longtime manager Dan Dalton just signed a deal with the imprint.
Dalton’s company Dalton Entertainment Group and Roc Nation have been in talks for months before both sides signed the new deal. Now what does this mean for artists that he managed, that is not yet known. But both sides confirmed the deal with Billboard.
“I first met [Roc Nation CEO] Jay Brown and [Roc Nation founder] Jay-Z in 2004 when Damian was shopping for a record deal,” Dalton said. “Jay and Jay Z were at Def Jam, and it was an exciting time with Damian’s ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ being a summer anthem. We really vibed with them and liked their take on the music business, and very much value their opinions.”
Dalton has worked with the likes of Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, and Jurassic 5. He also now manages punk band Flogging Molly.
Roc Nation is home to artists like Rihanna, J. Cole, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Shakira, Santigold, HAIM, and more.