Developing over the past year and a half, and once again hitting front pages this week, the sickening developments between Sony Music, Ke$ha, and Dr. Luke have caused us to question the motives of the music label.
In case you have not heard the details, Ke$ha filed a lawsuit against her producer, Dr. Luke, after he allegedly sexually and physically assaulted her during their artist/producer partnership over the past ten years. Last Friday, the New York Supreme Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction to allow Ke$ha to void her contract with Sony Music, allowing the artist to produce music away from the label in which she originally signed a six-album deal with. The denial essentially leaves the ‘Tik Tok’ and ‘Die Young’ singer required to continue to work with the man who allegedly committed these crimes against her, at least for right now. While the preliminary injunction was just the first step of a long process, lawsuits between the two icons are still ongoing in court, so the saga is still undetermined. The uncertainty of where the case is headed has not stopped from countless artists and figures around the world coming to Ke$ha’s side and speaking out against Sony’s practices.
Artists like Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Ariana Grande, and Adele have all joined the ranks in supporting Ke$ha during her dispute with the label. However, one of the most moving demonstrations of support has to have come from German superstar producer, Zedd. Known for his production chops and working with some of Pop music’s greatest artists, Zedd has offered to work with Ke$ha and produce a song for her as an effort to help her through the trying time.
@KeshaRose very very sorry to hear about the whole situation. I'll be happy to produce a song for you if you want my help.
— Zedd (@Zedd) February 22, 2016
We hope that this saga comes to a fair and just conclusion soon, though, it seems as if the two sides are currently locked in for a lengthy battle. We will continue to cover the developments as they come.