Katy Perry to launch her own record label

Singer says she wants to give artists a chance at financial success

Katy Perry has said she is about to start her own record label.

The popstar told the Hollywood Reporter that she is looking to follow Madonna and Prince into setting up her own imprint. She said:

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 also apoke about the years of struggle and rejection that preceded her fame, saying how she had been unceremoniously dropped from her record labels and rejected bad publishing deals even when she most needed the money.

Perry has been singed to EMI’s Capitol records since 2007. Although she has not accounced where her label will exist, it is likely it will be in the EMI/Capitol stable.

The singer recently promised that her next album would be “real fucking dark”.

 The singer, who is currently working on her third studio effort, claims her next LP will take a turn for the bleak following her divorce from comedian Russell Brand. “My music is about to get real fucking dark. You’d never see my face because my hair would be in it,” she said.