Roc Nation Acquires German-Based Digital Label

Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint continues its expansion overseas, with the acquisition of Block Starz Music LLC, a German-American digital label.

According to a press release, Roc Nation bought the German-based independent label, which was founded in 2008 to scout, develop and market new talent.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Roc Nation allegedly outbid a variety of labels, including Universal and Jive Records.

Reps close to Block Starz Music said that the label would be involved in helping to spot, develop and break new talent.

Earlier this week, Roc Nation signed producer/DJ Mick Boogie to the roster, in addition to songwriter/producer Santigold.