UMPG Signs Joe Jonas To Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal
April 13, 2016 at 11:45 AM (PT)
JOE JONAS, the front man of REPUBLIC RECORDS band DNCE, has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP (UMPG), it was announced today by Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON.
UMPG will represent JONAS’ new songs for DNCE including their debut single, “Cake By The Ocean,” which has gone platinum in the U.S., has been Top 10 at Pop radio. “Cake By The Ocean” also went Top 10 on iTUNES in over 10 countries, and has generated over 150 million streams on SPOTIFY.
Commented GERSON: “It takes a very special artist to achieve worldwide success in one group, and then to achieve that same kind of success again in another one. JOE JONAS is that rare talent, having scored hits as a singer and songwriter first with the JONAS BROTHERS and now with DNCE. His creativity, hard work and passion are remarkable and I'm thrilled to have him join UMPG’s roster of great artists and writers."
Added JONAS: “I’ve had the opportunity to work with the team at UMPG from the inception of DNCE and they’ve been an essential part of breaking the band. This deal with them further solidifies our relationship and allows me to continue to stay true to my vision and what I love most, in addition to where I’m taking DNCE.”
PHILYMARK CEO/Founder PHIL McINTYYRE said: “I am very happy for JOE, and am thankful that UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING is coming on board to be our global partner in this next phase of his career. JOE's ability to push himself to evolve as an artist is inspiring and I believe that he's just getting started on what's to come.”
DNCE will open for SELENA GOMEZ on her North American tour through the summer.