Tag: katy perry
Katy Perry now has 90m followers on Twitter
Remember the days – 2009, specifically – when Ashton Kutcher, CNN and Britney Spears were racing to become the first Twitter account to reach 1m followers? Seven years on, and the milestones have increased considerably. Late...
July 4, 2016
Katy Perry partners with Spotify to woo artists pre-Grammys
Katy Perry is fronting an event called ‘An Evening to Celebrate the Creators’ this weekend, co-hosted by Sia, Missy Elliott and Greg Kurstin. The sponsor: Spotify, as its latest effort to win artists round to the benefits...
February 12, 2016
Taylor Swift to get a mobile game from Kim Kardashian publisher
Taylor Swift is the latest musician to sign up to front a mobile game developed by Glu Mobile, the company behind the lucrative Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game. Swift joins Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears on...
February 4, 2016
Katy Perry’s #LeftShark sparks 3D printing copyright row
We still smile at the memory of the hapless Left Shark dancer during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl half-time show. But the star’s lawyers certainly weren’t smiling when they heard that someone was selling a 3D-printed model...
February 6, 2015
Katy Perry next up for Kim Kardashian mobile game publisher
Last year, we wrote about the lucrative success of mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and wondered which musicians might be able to carry a similar thing off. A few months later, and that game’s publisher Glu Mobile...
February 5, 2015
Katy Perry rocked YouTube with 2.39bn video views in 2014
Katy Perry wasn't the most popular channel on YouTube overall in 2014 – she was third behind gamer PewDiePie (4.11bn) and toy-unboxer DC Toys Collector (3.24bn) – but her 2.3bn views made her the top music channel on...
January 16, 2015
Rolling Stones to stream archive of concert films through Facebook
The Rolling Stones are the latest artist to work with e-commerce firm Screenburn to stream films to fans on Facebook, following in the footsteps of Katy Perry and Paul McCartney. The Stones are making six films available,...
September 6, 2014
MTV adds Best Lyric Video category to its Video Music Awards
MTV’s latest Video Music Awards (VMAs) event takes place on 24 August, and this year there’s a new category: Best Lyric Video. Responding to the growing trend for songs to be released with a lyric video ahead...
August 19, 2014
The top 10 YouTube music videos in 2014 have been watched 2.4bn times
YouTube has announced a list of 2014’s most-played music videos so far on its service: Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’; Shakira’s ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ and ‘La La La’;...
July 31, 2014
Katy Perry, Spinnin’ Records and Shakira still riding high on YouTube
It’s rare for a music channel to knock gaming goliath PewDiePie off the top of the YouTube charts, and that didn’t happen in April: with 296.6m views, his channel remained the biggest in the world last month according...
July 18, 2014
Spotify says its Viral-50 chart reaches the parts other charts don’t
Spotify’s Viral-50 chart has been around for just over a year, but the streaming service wants artists to realise the role it can play in breaking their music. A blog post from the company’s Artist Services team...
July 15, 2014
Katy Perry added 865k YouTube subscribers in March 2014
Online video industry site Tubefilter has published its latest chart ranking YouTube channels by the number of new subscribers they added in March – an alternative to its other chart sorting them by monthly view counts....
July 2, 2014