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Nick Jonas signs with Universal Music Publishing

By | Published on Monday 26 January 2015

Nick Jonas & UMPG

With his debut solo album out in March, Nick Jonas has announced that he’s signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing. Well, the press release actually came from Universal. I don’t think Jonas could be trusted with making the announcement himself, what with him being such a crazy, rule-breaking rebel and all.

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Universal family”, said Jonas, in a quote so ‘stock’ you might not believe he actually said it. I have seen video evidence that he did though, so believe it. He doesn’t look thrilled in the video, but he definitely delivered those words. And these ones: “I’m looking forward to being a part of this amazing year to come”.

UMPG CEO Jody Gerson then apparently said (though I’ve seen no video evidence of this): “Nick Jonas has a long future ahead of him, not only as a major popstar but as a really inventive songwriter and producer. We’re delighted to be working with him and our label partners at Island/Republic, and extremely proud of his well-deserved [US] number one [single, ‘Jealous’]”.

That single is out in the UK on 22 Feb, while the album it is taken from, ‘Nick Jonas’, will be out on 2 Mar.

We already linked to the video for ‘Jealous’ last week, so here instead is the Jonas Brother’s version of Busted’s ‘Year 3000’ for no real reason: