Carlyle revealed that the connection between Litmus Music and Katy Perry stems from Dan McCarroll’s long-standing working relationship with the singer, which began in 2010 when he became President of Capitol Records.
In a statement, Dan McCarroll expressed his honor at partnering with Katy Perry again, describing her as a creative visionary, who has made a significant impact across music, TV, film, and philanthropy. He also mentioned his excitement about helping Litmus Music manage her impressive repertoire.
Hank Forsyth, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Litmus Music, emphasized that Katy Perry’s songs are an integral part of global culture. Matt Settle, Managing Director at Carlyle, expressed gratitude for working with such a trusted partner known for her integrity.
It’s worth noting that Katy Perry is set to return as a judge for the seventh season of American Idol, which airs in the upcoming spring.
The five studio albums covered in this deal were released between 2008 and 2020 and include “One of the Boys,” “Teenage Dream,” “Prism,” “Witness,” and “Smile.” Universal Music Group retains ownership of the masters for these albums.
Why did Katy Perry decide to sell her music catalog rights to Litmus Music?
Katy Perry sold her music catalog rights to Litmus Music due to her longstanding working relationship with Litmus Co-Founder Dan McCarroll, who has been a trusted partner since he became President of Capitol Records in 2010.
What albums are included in the deal, and who owns the masters to Katy Perry’s music?
The deal covers Katy Perry’s five studio albums released between 2008 and 2020: “One of the Boys,” “Teenage Dream,” “Prism,” “Witness,” and “Smile.” The masters of these albums are owned by Universal Music Group.
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