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Sony promises new Kesha music “soon”

By | Published on Monday 24 October 2016


Sony Music has told BuzzFeed that it hopes to release new music from Kesha “soon”, though creating quality music takes time, people.

The statement from the major comes alongside comments from the singer’s lawyer who complains that the record company has been slow going in helping his client get new material to fans.

Kesha’s career has basically been on hold, of course, as a result of her multi-layered legal battle with former collaborator Dr Luke. She is signed to various companies controlled by the record producer, including his Sony Music imprint Kemosabe.

Kesha tried to get out of her contractual commitments to the Sony label, at least while her legal battle with Luke was ongoing, but a judge refused to allow that to happen, partly because Sony insisted that it had offered to allow Kesha to work with another producer and a different division of the music company.

The singer’s legal representatives initially rejected that offer, but then it seemed that she was nevertheless making new music again. And then she appeared on Zedd single ‘True Colors’.

But her current attorney Daniel Petrocelli recently told BuzzFeed News: “Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music. Only in the last month, after our last court hearing, has any progress been made, but it is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs, or even a release date”.

He went on: “We hope things turn around fast. Meanwhile, Kesha intends to continue participating in the creative process in the hopes she can meaningfully return to work”.

For their part, a Sony rep then told the website: “Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon”.

So, there you go. Expect new Kesha soon. No sooner than soon, but soon.