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How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

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A timeline of the life and career of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who transformed himself into a $450-million brand.

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James Pizzitola's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:57 PM

From the streets, to the rap game, to the... sports marketing game? That was Jay-Z's basic path to becoming a sports agent in 2013. Even though hip-hop artist Jay-Z has never been any major professional athlete's agent before, the  hip-hop legend is considered by many to be a marketing wiz. Perhaps that is the reason why MLB star Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees left his world-class agent, Scott Boras, to lay his future contract negotiations in the hands of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter. Jay-Z has marketed everything from clothing lines to music companies to professional sports teams as a public figure, but never a professional athlete as an agent. However, rapper Jay-Z does seem to have a lot of potential in the "sports agent game" with big connections in baseball star Alex Rodriguez and basketball living-legend Lebron 'King' James. If Jay-Z can help get Robinson Cano land a huge contract next off-season wth a team, than who knows who will be added next to Jay-Z's new business. 

 

"How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent." Entrepreneur. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226279

 

 

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How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent | Sports Management: Quince, R. | Scoop.it
A timeline of the life and career of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who transformed himself into a $450-million brand.

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James Pizzitola's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:57 PM

From the streets, to the rap game, to the... sports marketing game? That was Jay-Z's basic path to becoming a sports agent in 2013. Even though hip-hop artist Jay-Z has never been any major professional athlete's agent before, the  hip-hop legend is considered by many to be a marketing wiz. Perhaps that is the reason why MLB star Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees left his world-class agent, Scott Boras, to lay his future contract negotiations in the hands of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter. Jay-Z has marketed everything from clothing lines to music companies to professional sports teams as a public figure, but never a professional athlete as an agent. However, rapper Jay-Z does seem to have a lot of potential in the "sports agent game" with big connections in baseball star Alex Rodriguez and basketball living-legend Lebron 'King' James. If Jay-Z can help get Robinson Cano land a huge contract next off-season wth a team, than who knows who will be added next to Jay-Z's new business. 

 

"How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent." Entrepreneur. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226279

 

 

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Sports Agent Job Profile

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James Pizzitola's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:16 PM

All in all, you can say being a sports agent is a great job to have. You get to work for some of the best athletes in the world, you get a healthy salary, and you still get to be in the world of sports. However, being a sports agent, according to this article, is a tough job to get because of all the competition out there. I believe that there is so much competition in the world of sports agency because it is a very desireable job to teens and young adults once they realize they might not be killed enough to go to the next level in their sport, but they still want to stick with that sport, so being a sports agent will almost practically keep you in the game. 

Sports agents work as individuals, with only their clients, the professional athletes, to listen to. Their whole life is sports marketing and negotiations, which can get tiresome sometimes, but I believe is still an interactive job to have considering you get to be as close to the sport as possible. Sports agents work long hours, and almost all agents have gotten degrees in sports marketing or even a law degree. A sports agent never has any shortage of work. 

 

"Sports Agent." Job Profiles Library RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2013.

http://www.jobprofiles.org/artsportsagent.htm


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Obsessed With Winning: An Ethical Dilemma

Remember that life old phrase, “It’s not whether you win or lose its how you played that game that matters?” Yet does that still apply in today’s sports? Illegal performance-enhancing ...

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Being number one has become the dominant goal of our society and we are willingly to obtain it by any means necessary. 

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Dillon Fury's curator insight, September 10, 2014 12:40 PM

Winning at all costs is not always the best decision. Your personal ethics may be tested somewhere in the mix of your sporting career, do what you think is right.

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What We All Pay for Sports | POTs and PANs

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I read an article this week in the LA Times that talked about how sports have jacked up the cost of cable TV everywhere. They cited the fact that the Pac-12 Network alone is going to get over a billion dollars per year in revenue, all gathered from people’s monthly cable rates.

 

There is no question that pro and college sports are driven by television revenues. Everywhere you look the numbers are huge. For example, the NFL gets over $4 billion per year in television rights. That’s $1 billion from ESPN, $1 billion from DirecTV, over $700 million from Fox, and over $600 million each from NBC and CBS. To put that in perspective, there are 100 million cable households in the country and that works out to each one of them paying $3.33 per month to get the NFL.

 

Now I will grant that the NFL is the most popular sport in the country and perhaps most households would not be upset by that number. But it’s only the beginning. There are also lucrative deals with television for college football and basketball and for major league sports like baseball, basketball and hockey. Additionally the cable bundles that people buy force them to buy more sports programming for other sports like golf, tennis, horseracing and even bass fishing.

 

When you add this all up the average consumer in a major metropolitan market that has all of the pro teams is probably paying around $15 per month to get all of this sports programming. That’s $180 per year. In more rural markets where there are not direct channels for baseball and basketball the bill is probably closer to $11 per month or $130 dollars per year. This is a heck of a deal for sports fans. Let’s face it, paying $180 to get a huge array of the sports is a great deal when you figure it would cost that much for two people to go to one pro football game.

 

But the problem is that not everybody is a sports fan. It’s been estimated through polls that maybe 40% of households are serious sports fans. If you do the math and if only the 40% of households that really want sports had to foot the bill that works out to $37.50 per month, or $450 per year, and that monthly number is climbing a few dollars every year. That’s where the rubber hits the road, because polls also say that a majority of those households would not pay that bill on an unbundled basis if they were asked to pay their fair share.

 

What nobody wants to talk about is that the wheels are slowly starting to come off the cable industry. A recent nationwide poll said that 21% of households were thinking of dropping their cable TV subscription. They won’t all do that, of course, but it is a very bad sign for the industry when that many people say they are thinking about it. We can certainly expect millions of households per year to ditch cable. The average cable bill nationwide is now over $90 per month and many households are deciding that they just can’t afford it.

 

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Wow, that is all I can say about this!

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Erica Guider's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:31 PM

Sport broadcasting on television is becoming smaller as the prices to watch the sports on television are becoming larger. More households are starting to not watch sports on television because they cant afford the channels, but the cost of having a certain network for a year is equivalent to the price of two tickets to a single sports game. I found it interesting that only 40% of households are considered serious sports fans and those numbers are becoming to dwindle. I selected this article because I thought it was interesting that it wasn’t necessarily about sports itself, but how sports are affecting television broadcasting in a negative way. This information will help me in the sport management industry because knowing that sport broadcasting on television is becoming less popular, I would have to learn about the other options for sport broadcasting and what the fans are into most right now and what will be getting bigger and more popular in the future.  

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A Coach who sees the joy in developing student-athletes

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The Times of Trenton - NJ.comFor Lawrenceville's Fitzpatrick joy is in processThe Times of Trenton - NJ.com“Building something.” In 13 years as head coach, he has built one of the top programs in the country.

 

Here's a good example of a coach with a solid perspective on teaching and instilling life values in his team. - Barry


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Sports can teach individuals so much more than just how to play a sport.  With the right guidance it can teach valuable life lessons. 

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Should College Athletes Get Paid?

This is our group project for our sports media class. We chose to pursue the topic of whether or not college athletes should get paid, focusing on the media's role ...
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Personally, I believe that they should get paid or get  some type of compensation for the hard work and effort that they put in to make make millions for their respective institutes. 

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Working as a Sports Agent — Turning a Passion for Sports Into a Career

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Joseph Anthony Scarpelli's curator insight, March 30, 2013 10:53 AM

Writer Laura Jerpi of Southern University writes about the preparations, responsibility, and daily life of Sports Agents across the country.  The article tells that fans expect players to perform well on field and win championships and without the behind the scenes work of people like sports agents this would not be possible.  The article breaks down the competitive industry and displays the importance of a good college degree.  While going to law school is important, it is not mandatory and most agents will don’t pursue a law degree.  This is because most agents will have access to lawyers, marketing officials, and communication experts.  The Sports Agent’s job is to oversee the contract negotiations and managing the financial matters of the clients.  Some agents take a more personal approach and are very active in their client’s life.  The article says that there is no normal day in the life of a sports agent.  Their day is filled with travel schedules, prospect watching, talking to college players, and researching current players.  The author talks about how the most important learning experiences come from working with the teams and athletes on the field.   

 

This articel allowed me to understand the job of a sports agent and to understand the many difficulties Sports Agents face.  Also this article helped me to see the skills need for this porfession.    

 

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Jonathan Derks's comment, April 2, 2013 11:22 PM
Great article. You perfectly summed up the website. You did a great job of explaining the basic responsibilities of a sports agent. You also did a very good job of giving a break down of the responsibilities that a sports agent faces throughout their career and all the different things that they would access. Explaining their duties such as talking to potential players and traveling around was also very interesting. I also that it was surprising how they have a law degree even though many agent don’t pursue one it is still interesting to know that they might have one. Overall, I think that your insight really captures the point that is trying to be made, and how nice it would be to turn something that you are passionate about into a career.
James Pizzitola's curator insight, April 4, 2013 10:38 PM

When you grow up around a certain sport, you feel the urgency, as you get older, to stick with that sport, even if you don't become a professional athlete in that sport. Most people would find any way they can to stay in touch with the sport, because the sport itself is just so addicting. Becoming a sports agent is a great way to stay in touch with your own pastime and your inner self, although getting the job in this case is not the easy part. That is why most agents cling on to their job for the majority of their life. Becoming a sports agent usually takes a great rep in the sports and business world combined, and a degree in law would be a big bonus to getting that job from your client.

The agent, most believe, is one of the toughest jobs in sports. Their work hours are long and the contract making process between your client and a professional club is 24 hour work. Most kids hire agents just as they get out of their senior year of college, and they rely on their agents to do all of the dirty work for them while they go out and play their games and try to get recruited, which is also a very long and difficult process for both the player and agent. However, of course, being an agent does have its rewards.

 

 "SouthSource - A Publication of South University." Working as a Sports Agent. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2013.

http://source.southuniversity.edu/working-as-a-sports-agent-turning-a-passion-for-sports-into-a-career-59071.aspx

 

 

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In College Tickets and Merchandise,You Don't Have To Be Good To Be Rich, But It Helps

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We’ve spent the last several years producing the TiqIQ Top 25 with the goal of understanding the interaction between price and performance.   Over the years, it has yielded interesting insights into how schools compete for the demand and dollars of...

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I could be in the wrong business. 

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Striving for excellence: sporting events we can be proud of

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The recent corruption allegations at FIFA touch on much deeper issuesIn the midst of corruption allegations engulfing some of the world largest sporting bodies, the social responsibilities of mega-sporting events will be discussed at the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) in Paris tomorrow. The following are excerpts from my OECD commentary in advance of the speech on mega-sporting events I deliver tomorrow. Although FIFA (the world’s soccer/football body) has been in the news on a daily basis due to the corruption allegations engu

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Results: The Effect of Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Sports on American Society

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"Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) have been used by athletes for decades. The first appearance of anabolic steroids was in the 1954 Olympics by the Russian weightlifting team. Once the Americans found out about this, they started putting their athletes on steroids and the rivalry was born. The east Germans were famous, or infamous, for their rigorous doping program lasting from 1968 to 1976. In that eight-year span, they dominated in the women’s sports and demonstrated the significant effectiveness of doping. This is thought to be what started the widespread use of doping in sports." http://bit.ly/1doazRa


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PEDs have become almost the norm in the sports arena.  The allure of being the best is something quite of few have accepted the risk of being caught and losing it all to reach that stature. 

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Anthony J. Cameron's curator insight, September 12, 2014 2:00 PM

Performance enhancing drugs has crippled the sports society in the past few years. Usually when a record is broken, many spectators question if that athlete took PEDs. It is sad to see that every record broken has to be a questionable debate.

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Why College Athletes Shouldn't Get Paid

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I believe this is a good debatable topic that both sides could provide valid arguments.  

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