Katy Perry launches record label
11:32am Wednesday 18th June 2014 in © Press Association 2014
Katy Perry has launched her own music label.
The pop star announced Metamorphosis Music - and its first signing - on Twitter.
"I am so ECSTATIC to finally announce my NEW label Metamorphosis Music & my first signing, the incredibly talented & soulful FERRAS! @ferras," she wrote.
She said that she had joined forces with her own record label, Capitol Records, for the music venture.
Ferras is singing during a leg of Katy's Prismatic World Tour and they have a duet together, Legends Never Die.
E! News quoted Katy as saying: "Ferras is a man with a message, and a unique lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life that makes you feel connected to every note when you listen.
"I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold."
LA-based singer-songwriter Ferras broke into the music scene in 2008 with his debut album Aliens & Rainbows.
He signed with Capitol in 2007 and met Katy when both were new artists at the label.