Here’s the first look at Katy’s new fragrance “Mad Potion”. Will be available as 15 and 30 ml EDP, along with Deo Natural Spray of 75 ml, shower gel and body lotion.
Other Projects > Perfume > Mad Potion by Katy Perry (2015)
Top notes: Vanilla Orchid, peony, Apple musk
Heart: Bourbon vanilla, jasmine, fluffy musk
Base: Vanilla, Amber, Sexy Musk
Out in Fall 2015.
Credits to @kpdaily for the find!
Katy Perry will headline Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual So The World May Hear Awards Gala, according to an announcement posted to Twitter.
— Starkey Foundation (@starkeycares) 26 maio 2015
The gala reported more than $8.7 million in gross revenue last year, making it the state’s largest fundraising event, according to Business Journal research. This year’s gala is scheduled for July 26 at St. Paul’s RiverCentre. More details are here.
VOGUE – At a music industry conference this week in Singapore, Katy Perry’s manager, Steven Jensen, reportedly said that Perry “plans to release her next album by 2016.” This is surprising news, considering that Perry has been touring internationally for the past year and will not be finished until October.
But a new album means a new era and for Perry that seems pretty pivotal at this moment. She’s said in interviews that she’s wanted to reinvent herself and has even gone so far as to say that she’d love to do an album that’s 100 percent acoustic. While that’s a noble pursuit worthy of consideration, here are five things we’d love to see from a new Katy Perry album.
Perry united with country star Kacey Musgraves in June of 2014 for a concert in which they performed each other’s songs for CMT—and the show was outstanding. KP should go full country for her next album. Perry’s campy edge and slight rasp pairs very well with the genre, especially Musgraves’s specific brand of relatable hits. Plus, it’s conventional knowledge that country fans are some of the last remaining consumers who love buying albums. It would be a sure-fire hit.
Work with Dev Hynes
Perry’s 2013 album Prism was a bit all over the place and about three tracks too long. She needs a fresh executive producer who can really shape her sound. That person should be Dev Hynes. He recently helped “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen show a different side of herself with “All That,” which he cowrote, and also helped craft Sky Ferreira’s moody 2013 hit “Everything Is Embarrassing.” He’s the guy who can help steer Katy down a straight path.
Ignore Taylor Swift’s Disses . . .
Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” allegedly about her beef with Katy Perry, is already setting records less than a week after the release of the song’s video. It’s sure to be a big hit this summer. The worst thing for Katy to do would be to fire back with a coded song of her own about Taylor. Any chance that it might be a hit is heavily outweighed by the potential embarrassment of a comeback statement falling flat. It’s better to take the high road on this one.
. . . But Don’t Ignore Her Advice
In an op-ed on the state of the music industry for The Wall Street Journal in 2014, Taylor Swift wrote that musicians in this age will have to constantly “surprise” their fans if they want to stay relevant. “I believe couples can stay in love for decades if they just continue to surprise each other, so why can’t this love affair exist between an artist and their fans?” she wrote. This is advice that Katy Perry, who has always embraced a pretty conventional release cycle, should take to heart.
By radio and music: ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Dark Horse’ singer Katy Perry loves India, and would love to come back to the country. The singer apparently plans to come to India during the world tour of her next album, which is expected to release sometime in 2016.
According to Direct Management partner Steven Jensen, who is also famously known as manager for Perry and also former ‘American Idol’ finalist Adam Lambert, “She loves India and she would like to come to India. She plans to release her next album by 2016, so we hope to bring her to India after that.”
While attending a session at All That Matters in Singapore, Jensen also informed Radioandmusic.com that the chart topping singer would be more than happy to perform in India even if a promoter approached her for a one-off gig. The 30-year old pop sensation is currently on her ‘Prismatic World Tour’, which is in support of her 2013 album ‘Prism’.
During a session at All That Matters, he also revealed that Perry’s next tours will not include the same places she visited in Asia for her ‘Prismatic Tour’. This was part of the management’s decision, so that she could engage with her audience around the globe.
Calling all Little Monster and KatyCats of the thespian variety: Your moment has arrived. This summer, Broadway Loves will kick off with two performances dedicated to the oeuvre-ah-AH-AH-AHHH of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga on July 13 and July 27, respectively.
The NYC-based performance series, which will be hosted at 54 Below in Manhattan, will spotlight the singers’ biggest hits and beloved fan favorites sung by Broadway’s finest players.
Broadway Loves Katy Perry, directed by Benjamin Rauhala, will include over 15 actors (with more to be announced!) hailing from celebrated shows like Newsies, Spring Awakening, Wicked, Godspell and The Book Of Mormon who will take on Perry’s biggest hits including “Firework,” “Last Friday Night,” “Roar” and “Waking Up In Vegas.” And, if you’re interested in joining the troupe for the singalong, make sure to pack your polka dot bikini: Left Shark and Kitty Purry might even make a cameo, according to the official site.
BILLBOARD.COM – The “CMT Crossroads” concert series that pairs country acts with artists outside their genre will celebrate its 50th episode on June 13 with Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry, airing 10 p.m. ET on CMT.
The intimate performance will tape in Los Angeles this month, and for the first time will air on CMT’s sister Viacom networks VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia at later dates to be announced soon.
“From the moment I heard ‘Merry Go Round’ by Kacey Musgraves, I knew we were cut from the same songwriter’s cloth,” Perry tells Billboard in a statement. “I have been a fan and a friend of hers from the beginning, always championing her prolific songs every opportunity I get. To me, Kacey Musgraves is an artist that should be a household name because she offers a unique perspective with her writing style. It’s going to be a BLAST to play on each other’s songs this Crossroads. It will be a preview to our Prismatic World Tour road trip this summer WHICH I CAN’T WAIT FOR!”
Musgraves adds in a statement, “I’ve been such a HUGE fan of Katy and her vision since I found out about her. And since she’s found out about me she’s been an amazing light and friend to me. So, joining forces with her for Crossroads is going to be incredible. In some ways we’re on opposite ends of the spectrum, but in a lot of ways our music makes total sense together. Her songs, while having grit, are so fun and it’ll be a cool challenge to throw a little country on ’em. I love her brain and her heart and I can’t wait for our two musical worlds to collide!”
The singers have already affirmed their shared fandom, from Musgraves’ appearance at Perry’s “We Can Survive” charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl last October to a series of writing sessions together, which Musgraves detailed to Billboard in December to Musgraves scoring a slot as one of several support acts (alongside Capital Cities and Tegan & Sara) on Perry’s aforementioned Prismatic Tour, which kicks off June 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having such a shorthand together made for one of the easier asks in “Crossroads”’ 50-episode history – albeit one that still took half a decade to nail down.
“I’ve been talking to Katy’s manager, Bradford Cobb, for more than five years,” says John Hamlin, senior VP-music events and talent at CMT and an executive producer on “CMT Crossroads”. “He’s always loved the format, understood how important this audience is, and has really been patient with me trying to find the right thing. And then Kacey Musgraves comes along, and her manager Jason Owen instinctively knew what a great pairing this would be. We couldn’t do it until everything lined up properly in their promotional schedules and their careers. Katy just happened to have just enough time before she starts tour rehearsals in the UK, and Kacey had lined up enough hits on the radio, for this to all work out.”
“CMT Crossroads” has hosted many memorable pairings over the years, from a Bon Jovi-Sugarland collaboration so successful it spawned the Hot 100 hit “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”; to John Mayer and Keith Urban, who later toured together; to Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum, who became and remain friends as a result of the concert. Just last week, Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic became the latest cross-genre coupling.
Hamlin calls the science behind the perfect artist pairings a “Rubik’s cube” of logistics. “The country artists will ask for Bruce Springsteen, and the rock artists will ask for Willie Nelson,” he says. “That’s a generalization, but when we explain to people that it doesn’t quite work out that way, we need to have a plan B, C or D for those dream pairings sometimes. When it comes to Kacey and Katy, however, there was no question they were each other’s first choice.”