Katy Perry sells music catalog to Litmus Music for €210 million

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The booming euphony rights aquisition concern shows nary signs of slowing down, arsenic American popular vocalist Katy Perry joins artists similar Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber successful selling aboriginal opus royalties.

Litmus Music, a catalog rights institution and a subsidiary of private-equity elephantine Carlyle Group LP, has acquired the rights to Katy Perry’s 5 workplace albums released for Capitol Records.

Litmus, which launched successful August 2022, paid $225 cardinal (approx. €210 million) for Perry’s involvement successful the maestro signaling royalties and euphony publishing rights to her 5 albums released betwixt 2008 and 2020, and volition present cod immoderate aboriginal royalties the euphony earns.

The albums, 'One of the Boys' (2008), the Grammy-nominated 'Teenage Dream' (2010), 'Prism' (2013), 'Witness' (2017) and 'Smile' (2020), collectively see 16 multi-platinum singles that see hits similar 'I Kissed A Girl', 'Hot 'n' Cold', 'Teenage Dream', 'California Gurls', 'Firework' and 'Roar'. 

The creator is lone 2nd creator ever (after Michael Jackson) to nonstop 5 songs ('California Gurls', 'Firework', 'E.T.', 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' and 'Teenage Dream') from the aforesaid medium to the Billboard Hot 100.

The merchantability is the biggest catalogue woody for a azygous creator this year.

According to a property release, the singer’s “longlasting nonrecreational relationship” with Litmus co-founder Dan McCarroll dates backmost to 2010 erstwhile McCarroll was president of Capitol Records.

“Katy Perry is simply a originative visionary who has made a large interaction crossed music, TV, film, and philanthropy,” McCarroll said. “I’m truthful honored to beryllium partnering with her again and to assistance Litmus negociate her unthinkable repertoire.”

Litmus co-founder and CEO Hank Forsyth said: "Katy's songs are an indispensable portion of the planetary taste fabric. We are truthful grateful to beryllium moving unneurotic again with specified a trusted spouse whose integrity shines successful everything that she does."

Previously, Litmus has acquired publishing and signaling rights of Keith Urban’s maestro recordings and a “portfolio” of tracks by songwriter and shaper Benny Blanco, who has worked with The Weeknd, Britney Spears and Ed Sheeran.

Perry has not released an medium since 2020’s 'Smile' and has teased an upcoming merchandise aft the extremity of her Las Vegas residency, owed to extremity this November. She volition besides instrumentality for her seventh play arsenic a justice connected American Idol adjacent year.

The creator joins artists similar Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber successful selling each oregon portion of their opus catalogues successful caller years.

In 2021, Bruce Springsteen reportedly sold his catalogue to Sony for much than $500 million(approx. €467 million).Others capitalizing connected the inclination see Justin Bieber, who reportedly sold his catalogue for $200 cardinal (circa. €187 million).

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