Jonathan Perkins

Instructor of Music Production, Interlochen Arts Camp

Songwriter/producer

B.M., Music Production & Engineering, Berklee College of Music

Jonathan Perkins is a 10x multi-Platinum songwriter/producer and an Emmy Award-winning composer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Some recent credits include the Chainsmokers’ newest album “Memories… Do Not Open”, and multiple releases with K-Pop sensations BTS, ShiNee, and NCT127. Formerly signed to Orange Factory Music, the production team behind worldwide phenomenon Jay Sean, he was a writer on Jay Sean's smash sensation "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, which went 6x Platinum internationally, reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2009, as well as on Jay Sean’s single “Do You Remember” featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon, which went 2x Platinum and reached the Billboard Top 10. His other credits have included Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Big Time Rush, Frankie J, Cody Simpson, Jessica Mauboy, and Cover Drive among others. He also attained his first #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Play charts with his work on Jason Nevins’ remix of Rihanna’s ‘S.O.S.’

Jonathan also has extensive experience in scoring and orchestration. He won an Emmy in New York in 2010 in the Outstanding Program/Special in the Business/Consumer category for composing the score for a documentary by The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times entitled "Doing Business in China.” Jonathan’s music can also be heard on MTV'S "Room Raiders," "Teen Cribs," channels VH1, BET, and others. His first professional work as an arranger was for BadBoy Entertainment under P. Diddy/Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs for acts such as Faith Evans and Fat Joe.