Universal Music Publishing Inks Demi Lovato, Safehouse Joint Venture
December 15, 2015 at 10:19 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP has signed an exclusive, global publishing deal to represent the music of DEMI LOVATO and has formed a joint venture with SAFEHOUSE PUBLISHING, the publishing arm of SAFEHOUSE RECORDS, co-owned by entertainment executive PHIL McINTYRE with LOVATO and NICK JONAS. The announcement was made today by UMPG Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON and McINTYRE.
“We’re so pleased to sign DEMI LOVATO and welcome her to the UMPG family. She’s an authentic role model and a compelling artist and songwriter who I truly believe in,” said GERSON. “In addition, PHIL McINTYRE is a great manager with vision. I’ve always been impressed with his entire team, and the commitment and support they give their artists. He has been a great partner and this venture with SAFEHOUSE PUBLISHING will allow us to develop talent and new projects together.”
“I am thrilled to be in business with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP for both my music and our label, SAFEHOUSE RECORDS,” said LOVATO. “This new relationship is allowing me to grow as a musician and an entrepreneur and, most importantly, it is allowing me to create an inspiring environment for other artists.”
“SAFEHOUSE RECORDS has been a passion project for PHIL, DEMI and myself for years,” said JONAS. “We are happy we found the perfect home at UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP.”
“I’m thankful and excited for this partnership,” said PHILLYMACK CEO/Founder McINTYRE. “Having a trusted, powerful partner to help us turn our dream into a reality is incredibly exciting. We believe in our vision to build a safe community for artists and writers to work together and to help each other to make amazing art."
SAFEHOUSE PUBLISHING’s first signing under the deal is artist and songwriter CHORD OVERSTREET, the son of country music singer and songwriter PAUL OVERSTREET and a star from the FOX TV series, "GLEE."