DEMI LOVATO, NICK JONAS AND PHIL MCINTYRE ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF SAFEHOUSE RECORDS JOINT VENTURE WITH ISLAND RECORDS
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato Will Release Music on New Artist-Centric Record Label
Los Angeles, CA – May 26, 2015– Award-winning, multi-platinum selling artists Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and longtime talent manager and music executive Phil McIntyre announced today the formation of Safehouse Records through a joint venture with Island Records. Jonas, whose chart-topping 2014 debut self-titled solo album kicked off the partnership, will be joined at the new artist-centric record label by global superstar Demi Lovato. Lovato, who is currently recording her fifth studio album, will release future music on Safehouse Records through a creative partnership between Safehouse Records, Island Records and Hollywood Records.
Conceived as a safe, protected environment where artist’s creativity is supported, co-founders Lovato, Jonas and McIntyre will seek to sign talented artists to join them at Safehouse Records where artists will enjoy participation in the success of the company as part owners.
“Our focus at Safehouse Records is to put artists in control of their art while providing them the best tools to manage their careers,” said label co-founders Nick Jonas and Phil McIntye. “Through our partnership with Island Records they will also have access to the best marketing and promotion available.”
“I’ve worked closely with both Nick and Phil for years and we share the same point of view when it comes to making music,” shared Safehouse Records co-founder Demi Lovato. “It’s incredibly exciting to be part of this new company where I’m in control of all aspects of my career. I can’t wait to share what we’re working on!”
“As Island Records continues to grow and evolve, we are very excited to work even more closely with Phil, with whom I have worked with for many years. This new association with Safehouse Records is a perfect fit,” said David Massey, CEO/President Island Records. “Our first two charter artists on the label, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, are both super-successful pop icons with followings around the world. We’re excited to bring these brilliant artists to a whole new level of global success and we look forward to raising the curtain on other new Safehouse artist signings moving forward.”
About Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas announced himself as a true solo artist on his recent self-titled debut. The twenty-two year old multi-talented recording artist and actor has lived a lot of life over the years and his experiences are reflected on his self-titled album which was released nationwide late last year. Jonas signals his current musical direction with the album’s sultry second chart-climbing radio single, “Chains,” which has already been certified platinum. “Chains” is the follow up to the album’s debut single, the double-platinum smash and #1 radio hit “Jealous.”
This fall Jonas will embark on a full-scale nationwide headlining tour in support of his album, visiting 19 cities across the United States and Canada including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver and Toronto. Jonas attributes his album’s darker overtones partially to the fact that while he was recording, he was shooting the gritty television show ‘Kingdom’ — a mixed martial arts family drama that premiered on DirecTV’s Audience Network in October 2014 and was recently picked up for two additional seasons. Jonas recently earned two additional roles in Fox’s upcoming horror-comedy series on Fox, “Scream Queens” and the James Franco produced film, “Goat”.
About Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and television star with a fan base that includes over 28 million die-hard Twitter followers and nearly 37 million fans on Facebook. She is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album on Hollywood Records, Demi, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries around the world. The lead single, “Heart Attack,” earned Platinum status just ten weeks after its launch and reached Top 5 at pop radio. The breakthrough hit was followed by top 5 radio smash and platinum single “Neon Lights” as well as her most recent top 10 single on Top 40 radio, “Really Don’t Care” featuring Cher Lloyd. Lovato recently wrapped her DEMI WORLD TOUR which took her through Europe as well as Australia, New Zealand and Asia. DEMI WORLD TOUR followed her first headlining and sold-out, NEON LIGHTS TOUR. In addition to her musical accomplishments, her book, “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year” became a New York Times best-seller. Lovato has also launched her very own skin-care line, DEVONNE By Demi and hair extension line, Secret Color. She was also named the first ever global ambassador for NYC New York Color Cosmetics and is the face of SKECHERS Global Campaign. As an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere, Lovato has become a role model by being vocal about her personal experiences and speaking out against bullying among other issues. She serves as an official Ambassador for We Day as well as Free The Children and launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program, which helps people struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues cover the cost of treatment.
About Island Records:
Island Records, which celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2014, maintains its position as one of the world’s legendary record labels, a coveted destination for new and established artists of every description. Island staked its claim at the beginning of the musical revolution that shook the 1960s and ’70s, and continues that trend-spotting spirit of adventure. Today’s Island is home to a varied roster that ranges from Bon Jovi, Avicii, Nick Jonas, Fall Out Boy, and the Killers, to the Gaslight Anthem, American Authors, Jake Bugg, Tove Lo, Kiesza, Shawn Mendes and many more. Island Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the undisputed global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.
About Disney Music Group:
Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Disney Music Publishing and DMG Nashville. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Demi Lovato, ZZ Ward, R5, Grace Potter, Zella Day, Breaking Benjamin, Bea Miller, Sabrina Carpenter, Joywave, Olivia Holt, Jordan Fisher, Fairfax Recordings, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as the Oscar and Grammy-winning “Frozen” soundtrack, the Grammy-nominated soundtracks for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording, and “Saving Mr. Banks,” as well as upcoming soundtracks for “Teen Beach 2,” “The Descendants,” “Ant-Man,” and “Star Wars.” DMG also releases the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, a series celebrating the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films, including “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story.”