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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MoneyBoxLive Podcast: Consumer Rights

Important for those buying and returning gifts at this time of the year (or any time of the year).  Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions about consumer rights in this BBC podcast from Radio 4.

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