As a graduate of UCLA Music School, with a degree in Ethnomusicology he plays 8 instruments including guitar, piano, bass, drums, ukulele, sitar, gamelan, and harmonica.
In 2013, Jonathan Keyes made the key introduction of Jason Flom (CEO of Lava Records) to A&R Natalia Romiszewski, which directly resulted in the signing of Lorde to Lava and Republic Records.
Jonathan Keyes is also the co-writer of one of the most viral internet songs of all time called "Perfect Two" on Warner Bros. Records. After being released, the song triggered over 11,000,000 viral cover videos that to date have generated over 600 million collective views on YouTube.
Keyes has collaborated on music projects with Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Julian Bunetta, The Elev3n, Havana Brown, Frequency, Skizzy Mars, Robert Habolin, ZZ Ward, Coucheron, J.R Rotem, Ian Kirkpatrick, Laura Morano, Betty Who, and others. He has also written songs featured in blockbuster movies such as "22 Jump Street" and "Get Hard".
In 2007 Keyes was hired by U2 producer Steve Lillywhite as the West Coast Manager of A&R at Columbia Records.
Keyes is independently published.