UMPG Signs Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas has inked an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
The deal covers the singer’s new songs for DNCE, including the group’s debut single “Cake By The Ocean” (Republic Records), which has gone Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified platinum. With “Cake By The Ocean,” Jonas has achieved the rare feat of landing a U.S. Top 10 as a solo artist and with two groups (DNCE and The Jonas Brothers).
“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,” says UMPG chairman and CEO Jody Gerson in announcing the signing. “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.”

Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO; Joe Jonas; David Gray, UMPG SVP Creative Affairs; and Phil McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Philymack.

Adds 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.” 

DNCE will open for Selena Gomez on her North American tour through the summer. Jonas is managed by Phil McIntyre, CEO and founder of Philymack. 



Joe Jonas Interview With Entertainment Tonight 

Joe Jonas was interviewed on Entertainment Tonight on the WE Day Carpet. 

Read the interview below! 

ET’s Katie Krause caught up with the DNCE frontman where he opened up about a very vague tweet that put fans in a frenzy back in February.

“Always fun writing a song that’s gonna piss someone off,” the tweet read.

So, what’s it all mean?

Songwriting is an artist’s way of expressing their journal and their personal life,” the 26-year-old explained. “I don’t really do much speaking on my personal life, so the fact that I get to probably answer a few questions — people are wondering what I’m thinking about — so it’s nice to be able to put that out there.

“As of right now, you’ll definitely know who it’s about [when you hear it,]” he confirmed. “But sometimes you have to sugarcoat it so it’s not so obvious.”

Jonas told ET that he and his pop-rock band — which is also made up of Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle and JinJoo Lee — are currently working on their first full-length album. And get this — they’re already hoping to release it sometime this summer!

“I would say August, late August — and we’re just grinding away in the studio,” he said. “I’m going into the studio right after this to finish a track, so there’s a lot of exciting new music I’ve been working on that isn’t on [our 2015 debut] EP [SWAYY].”

“I feel like we’ve evolved quite a bit even from that — which was really recorded early last year — so now, a year later, I feel like it’s nice to be able to release almost a new album in a way, when you’ve had time to progress,” he continued.

DNCE is also gearing up to open for Selena Gomez on her Revival tour, which kicks off next month in Las Vegas. Jonas told ET he’s looking forward to performing on some of the same stages he once shared with his brothers, Nick and Kevin, when the trio was on tour together as the Jonas Brothers.

“It’s going to be a big tour, 50 shows, we’re going to all these different cities,” he dished. “I haven’t played some of these venues in years, [so] I’m looking forward to it.”

was equally as stoked to be at WE Day, specifically because the message holds a special meaning in his heart.

“WE day has always been something special to me,” Jonas gushed. “It is a room full of young, amazing, inspiring kids encouraging each other and I think that’s what’s great about it. Every time I leave here I feel like I’m a bit of an underachiever, but also I leave, like I said, very inspired.”

“And I want to help out — do whatever I can do,” he continued. “They’re the future, and the fact that they’re young and so inspired this young is awesome.”



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