While it seems like almost everyone in the world has heard of the powerhouse couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, they may not realize that there is another very important woman in his life, Desiree Perez. Perez is one of the most influential women in music on an executive level and while you may not know who she is, you may have heard her referenced in his music as “Dez”. Desiree Perez has been at his side during negotiations to ensure that things go the way that he wants for years and she is starting to get the much-deserved recognition that she deserves.
Along with Desiree Perez, there are several other influential women behind some of the biggest names in music and the world is just starting to realize just how important women are to the industry. Recently, Billboard wrote about the influence that women are having when it comes to the music industry and management in particular. Currently, Desiree Perez serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation, the entertainment company that was founded by Jay-Z back in 2008. She has had more than 2 decades of experience in the recording industry and has helped make the careers of stars like Rita Ora, Rihanna, Shakira, Timbaland, and many more.
As the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation, Desiree Perez has a lot of responsibilities and is a busy woman. She has been working with the company since 2009, only a year after it was first founded. In fact, she has been working with Jay-Z for around 22 years and working for his company just made sense. At Roc Nation, one of the things that she enjoys is producing tours and documentaries such as the “On the Run Tour” with Jay-Z and Beyonce. She is a cornerstone of the company and oversees a lot of their operations. Keep up with Perez by following her on Twitter.