NPR Planet Money – Katy Perry’s Perfect Year

Katy Perry had an amazing year in 2011, hitting the US number one spot five times, and the most played of any artist on the radio, a truly remarkable achievement.  But in todays music business what does that mean to the record label Capital / EMI. How much did the label spend on Katy Perry? And how much did they make?  Planet Money attempts to find out.

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