Katy Perry Launches Her Own Record Label, Signs first artist

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Katy Perry Launches Her Own Record Label (1)

Katy Perry is dipping her fingers behind the scenes, as she set up her own record label.

The 29-year-old singer announced Tuesday, June 17 that she is launching her new record label Metamorphosis Music as a joint-venture with her current label Capitol Records.

Katy Perry already signed her first artist, her friend and pop rock singer Ferras, who she first met in 2007 when they were both newly signed to Capitol Records. During the announced, Perry said of Ferras: “Ferras is a man with a message, and a unique lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life that makes you feel connected to every note when you listen. ‘Speak in Tongues’ is a song with raw emotional power that I wish I wrote. I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold. I am so ecstatic the world gets to hear his music now both online and on tour with me.”

That same day, Ferras’ self-titled EP, which was executive-produced by Perry herself, was released on iTunes. It featured five tracks, including a collaboration song “Legends Never Die” with Katy.

Ferras describes his EP as “every song as having its own world.” He adds: “I try not to categorize it; it’s a pop record with many different textures, but it’s definitely dark in places.”

Ferras will also open for Katy’s entire North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, which kicks off June 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Photos by: Nicola Goodall/WENN.com

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