‘All good things must come to an end‘.
In what will come as a shocking blow to many a Katy Perry fan familiar with her long running creative relationship with producer Dr.Luke, today saw news that will change the course of her career. Forever.
As of 2012,the pair are no longer permitted by law to work with each other.
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According to Sony Music‘s CEO Doug Morris , Dr. Luke – born Lukasz Gottwald- has signed an exclusive five year contract with the label.
This contract has provided Gottwald the power to launch his own label Kemosabe Records, which is now Sony’s fourth division label, after RCA, Columbia and Epic.
Good news for Luke but bad news for Katy.
For, one of them terms in this contract states that Sony has exclusivity to any of the producer’s production services.
This means that he will no longer be able to create music for non Sony acts, which of course includes Perry( Capitol) and Jessie J (Universal Republic).
What a shame.
Especially as Luke is responsible for the majority if not all of the hits scored by the acts he works with.
The producer of ‘California Gurls‘ , ‘E.T‘, ‘The One That Got Away‘, ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘I Kissed A Girl‘, he is undeniably the mastermind behind the formula that has worked time and time again for Katy.
Looks like the Billboard charts are going to get a lot more interesting.
Because, with Luke now signing his own acts to his very own label, Perry and Jessie will soon find themselves competing with girls armed with the exact same sound that brought them the notoriety they are enjoying today.