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Katy Perry to Launch Her Own Label

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Industry News, Pop,

Katy PerryKaty Perry is launching her own record label.

The "Part of Me" singer is working on plans to create a company which gives power to the artist rather than label executives.

"I'm preparing for it now. And when this record label does come to fruition, I'm going to try and avoid the things that take away any fighting chance for an artist to have financial success. As people are coming to me with opportunities, I'm thinking, 'How would I want to be treated?'" she told The Hollywood Reporter.

By setting up her own label, Katy - who has been signed to EMI's Capitol Records since 2007 - will follow in the footsteps of Madonna, who started Maverick Records under Warner Music Group in the 1990s; Frank Sinatra, who founded Reprise; and Prince, who created Paisley Park Records in 1985.

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Woman Charged Heavily for Downloads

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, Music,

RIAA logoBack in October of 2007, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was charged with copyright infringement of 24 songs and decided to fight the Recording Industry Association of America and Capitol Records instead of settling. But now a jury has decided that she is guilty and must pay 1.92 million dollars, which comes out to about $80,000 per tune. While it is possible that the RIAA may still settle for less, Ms. Thomas-Rasset is only the first of 20,000 that may be brought to court and is certainly being used to tell us all that her action was a no-no bigtime.

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