'Typical for the industry'? Labels need to provide better support for their artists

Coral Williamson

The latest episode in the case of Kesha Rose Sebert, better known as Ke$ha, against producer Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) has, if nothing else, highlighted an ongoing issue in which labels need to provide better support for their acts. 

New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled against a request for Sebert to be released from her contract with Gottwald, notably telling Sebert’s lawyer, Mark Geragos: "You're asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated ...

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