Katy Perry Cuts Ties With Dr. Luke

Published: Saturday 12th Nov 2011 by David

 

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.

 

Full story below…

 

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.

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  1. IT’S ALL GOOD!!! November 12, 2011

    Life goes on!

  2. gio88 November 12, 2011

    it’s undeniable the importance of dr luke in Katy perry career but it’s also true that none of her song have a so unique style that other producer can’t create , it’s simple pop with some rock influence i think that others producer can do the same….even beacuse i imagine katy carrer could have some Trouble….

  3. JUDAS666 November 12, 2011

    PROOF KATY IS A WANNABE AND DR LUKE WAS/IS THE MAAASTERMIND. SHE’S DONE!!! CYA. NEXT… SO EVERYTHING PEEPS BEEN SAYIN ABOUT THIS B**** CANT SING AND S*** IS FOR REALZ. MUHAHAHAHHAAA. GUESS SHE AINT BREAKING WHITNEY’S 7 CONSECUTIVE #1 BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES ANYTIME SOON….

  4. KERRON November 12, 2011

    ^^^^^ Just like how REDONE is the true mastermind and lady gaga is jus a gimmick

  5. JAHLAL November 12, 2011

    OK RIHANNAS TALK THAT HAS LEAKED ”WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE” LMFAO..

  6. arfa November 12, 2011

    Rihanna talk that talk has LEAKED!! Go download it!!

  7. JUDAS666 November 12, 2011

    @ARFA SRUSLY DUDE… WAIT A FEW DAYS THEN DOWNLOAD THE CD HQ THAT WILL LEAK SOON ENUFF. THE FIRST CUT IS ALWAYS THE WORST QUALITY, JUST SAYIN.

    ALEX… “WHAT IS ‘FREEBIE’ FOR $1000”.

  8. NE-YO*STAN November 12, 2011

    Co-sign KERRON.

  9. Casual November 12, 2011

    By the time Dr. Luke gets his acts produced and out on the market, another producer and sound may be hot. This may not be bad for Katy Perry at all.

  10. kimberly November 12, 2011

    @ jahlal karma is a b**** with one leg on a wheelchair. what goes around comes around. I will never buy an album of that substance. just listen and trash

  11. tyra November 12, 2011

    well hopefully she can start acting her damme age which is 26 or 27 and produce more mature songs if beyonce gets called out for not producing mature music then katy perry should as well

  12. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) November 12, 2011

    Where do I start??OK….

    1)They haven’t cut ties.Yes, the contract is official and it’s 99% confirmed to be true, but Katy’s label can definetely do something to keep Katy and Dr Luke together ($$$).MANY artists do that and it’s not just about producers.Feautured acts on songs can be from a different label than the main artist too.Besides, every contract has exceptions and Dr Luke is creating HIS own label, so he has more control.

    2)How do you know that Katy isn’t joining him.Her label is falling apart too and she will either go to another Universal-based label or move away from the brand altogether.Why not join her “mentor”?

    3)If it’s true, it could be a good thing for her.Dr Luke is not far from washed out and if she made an album full of re-creations of ‘California Gurls’ then she would get a hit, but would she get longetivity??She might spice things up a little bit.Formulas don’t last

    4)Jessie J is not achieving any notoriety in the US and Dr Luke hasn’t affected her career that much.

    5)So, Sony messed up J Records and Jive but they give Dr Luke his own label??HELL NO!

  13. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) November 12, 2011

    Oh and 6)Why is this a big deal?Aren’t there 100 producers out there that can produce the kind of music that Dr Luke produces??

  14. Hippie November 12, 2011

    Dr. Luke still has Ke$ha and Britney Spears so he aint worried.

  15. AmbeRussell November 12, 2011

    well we cant judge until her next album. fireworks isnt a song he produced. he may have made a ton of hits for her, but that is like how many producers can make great songs, but its up to the fans and music buyers to like the song, buy it, request it etc. anyone can sing dr luke’s song, not everyone can make them a hit. but it would be nice to see who will be getting those songs now and who will be making katy’s music. but katy does co write, so he is just 50 of the creator of the songs.
    check out my channel on youtube amberussell
    http://www.youtube.com/user/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

  16. Imgunnacheckuboo November 12, 2011

    Um, you’re late boo. this news dropped nearly a week ago.

    However it should be interesting to see what she does with herself now. It’s not like she’s the most dynamic artist out there. Her options are limited.

  17. kool November 12, 2011

    shame

  18. Dan November 12, 2011

    IMO this could actually be a good thing. People get bored if artists continue to make the same type of music and having a new producer could mean a whole new sound for Katy.

  19. Truth November 12, 2011

    You said it like Katy was the boss & she cut ties with him. That’s not the case; He (Dr. Luke) “had” to cut ties with HER (Katy Perry), big difference. You all & your ways to get more views… *smh*

  20. ASAP IS ALMOST RIGHT! November 12, 2011

    Katy is now moving to Universal since they bought Emi! Universal already has a deal in place with Dr. Luke that supersedes the Sony Deal! So Katy will be working with Luke and his team of writers and producers! Also, Luke can write on anyone’s cd he just can’t lend his name as producer! So basically nothing has changed! This is a non story! And basically the team that engineered her success at the label also stays in tact and she is reunited with her A&R guy, who left to go to Universal! Katy will be fine!

  21. Vandrea November 12, 2011

    Um???? LOL

    So the hell what? What else is in the news, because this is pointless.

  22. YO MAMA November 12, 2011

    THAT B**** WILL BE WORKING AT DEL TACO WITHIN A YEAR!

  23. Imgunnacheckuboo November 12, 2011

    @YO MAMA, ASAP will be her supervisor! LMAO

  24. D.Strock November 12, 2011

    That’s sad. They had a good sound between them. But maybe now she’ll revert back to her more alternative “One of the Boys” styling.

  25. ADC143 November 12, 2011

    Who cares?

  26. number1k9 November 12, 2011

    I hope that isn’t true… But Dr. Luke prob doesn’t care, because he makes MAGIC with just about any and everyone he records with. BUT I coulda swore that Luke already had his own label, cause Ke$ha has been his artist/signed to it. Guess now SONY just made it official.

    STILLLLLL Katy can still have Max martin produce some of her music, and BTW Dr. Luke was like Max Martin’s understudy/trainee once upon a time.

  27. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) November 12, 2011

    @IMGUNNACHECKUBOO

    Was that an attempt at shade??Quite sad…

  28. Chicka November 12, 2011

    Good luck to Katy!
    filesonic.com/file/3454141634 TTT link. Get free and donate 10dollars to charity!!! GOD BLESS!

  29. MaZ November 12, 2011

    Bye Bye Katy!

  30. LTM November 12, 2011

    lmao!!! um people do realize that all the songs Dr.Luke has produced for Katy have all be co-produced by Benny Blanco, Max Martin, or Greg Wells. I dont think this will effect her career at all. Dr.Luke shares his creations with his partners in crime, for all we know Max Martin could be the genius behind her songs. And Jessie J may be big in the U.K but she is irrelevant here in the U.S.

  31. LTM November 12, 2011

    @Maz
    lmao Katy is going anywhere. she will continue to slay your faves. Keep dreaming though 😉

  32. SpSl52 November 12, 2011

    I couldn’t care less. Katy is talentless and her music is cheesy.

  33. Alex November 12, 2011

    Say good bye to those fake #1 hits KP.

    And @ Kerron yeah because Gaga’s “Born This Way” was produced by RedOne. If you haven’t noticed Gaga scores top 10’s without hit makers ALL THE TIME.

    Only your nasty fav like Rihanna needs hit-makers to stay relevant. So b**** back off.

  34. nicegirl November 12, 2011

    Glad to hear that. I hope this is an opportunity for Katy to create a different, more mature sound.

  35. jamir21: The SLAYER of PRESSED B****** November 12, 2011

    @ Alex

    And your fave (Gaga) needs crazy OUTFITS and crazy STAGE PROPS to stay RELEVANT !

    BYE BYE KATY !!!!! *evil laugh* BWAHAHAHAHAHA

  36. CREEPY GAGA. November 12, 2011

    KERRON
    November 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

    ^^^^^ Just like how REDONE is the true mastermind and lady gaga is jus a gimmick
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Have you NOT looked at who produced the tracks on Born This Way this time around??????

    Gaga’s doing decent even though RedOne only produced 4 songs this time around.(Hair,Scheisse,Highway Unicorn,and Judas).RedOne is NOT behind all of Gaga’s successful tracks IMO.

  37. CREEPY GAGA. November 12, 2011

    Oh and the two Rihanna stans on this discussion board need to keep it cute.Everyone in the mainstream has been artistically altered one way or another.(somde more obvious than others.) Everyone on this board who stans for a popstar needs to stop acting like thir fave is above these so called “gimmick” y’all b**** and moan about.

  38. ME November 12, 2011

    THERE ALWAYS MAX MARTIN OR BENNY BLANCO….. DR LUKE PARTNERS. THE CONTRACT EXCLUDE THEM

  39. Yallow November 12, 2011

    Not a single f*** is given. Katy’s sound is generic(like most music on the radio), he won’t be hard to replace…

  40. Jordan November 12, 2011

    This is such a dramatic post lol.

    I remember something similar happened years ago where Justin Timberlake couldnt work with the Neptunes for a while.

  41. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) November 12, 2011

    Oh and the two Rihanna stans on this discussion board need to keep it cute.Everyone in the mainstream has been artistically altered one way or another.(somde more obvious than others.) Everyone on this board who stans for a popstar needs to stop acting like thir fave is above these so called “gimmick” y’all b**** and moan about.
    _______________________________________________________________

    Hmm . . . I concur.

  42. riffraff November 12, 2011

    CREEPY GAGA.

    November 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Oh and the two Rihanna stans on this discussion board need to keep it cute.Everyone in the mainstream has been artistically altered one way or another.(somde more obvious than others.) Everyone on this board who stans for a popstar needs to stop acting like thir fave is above these so called “gimmick” y’all b**** and moan about.
    _______________

    I’ll concur with this as well

  43. katy perry queen November 13, 2011

    katy !!! i hope this is ur chance to do sumthing more wonderful.. gud luck my princess….

  44. katy perry loverss November 13, 2011

    yipeee way to go katy!!!!
    u r the best

  45. VivaLaOnyx November 13, 2011

    WOW!! That means he will not be involved in Kelly’s next release!

  46. NE-YO*STAN November 13, 2011

    After throwing shade on Ryan Tedder for some b*******, I can’t say I’d feel sorry for Kelly if she lost all of her best producers.

  47. NE-YO*STAN November 13, 2011

    Then again, Clarkson is signed to Sony as well, so I assume you mean someone else…

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