The hitmaker has penned songs for artists including Sean Kingston, Jason Derulo, Leona Lewis and Iyaz.
On Thursday (July 8), Switzerland-based investment entity MusicBird AG announced the acquisition of songwriter Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem’s catalog. Best known for penning a laundry list of radio hits from the 2000s and early 2010s, Rotem is the hitmaker behind songs like “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston; “Whatcha Say” and “In My Head” by Jason Derulo; “Better In Time” by Leona Lewis; and “Replay” and “Solo” by Iyaz.
A versatile writer with a career spanning over 20 years, Rotem’s catalog includes credits on songs by A-list artists spanning from pop to reggaeton to rap, including Britney Spears, Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Charlie Puth and Bad Bunny. This flexible writing style has earned him BMI awards for Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.