The Words Of Sony’s Lawyer On Kesha’s Case: ‘Sony Is Not In A Position To Terminate The Contract’ | Music News
These past few days have been particularly heated in the music industry, due to the Kesha vs producer Dr Luke case that has led many to share their opinions and thoughts on sexual abuse, safety of the work environment, the injunction of contracts, the music industry, and so on.
After the decision of the New York Supreme Court to not allow Kesha an exit from her contract with the producer, everyone was waiting (and asking) for Sony to release a statement and break the silence on the issue, since it is the major music label that owns Dr Luke’s Kemosabe Records, to which Kesha is signed to.
Today, Sony’s lawyer Scott Edelman has finally told the New York Times which position Sony helds, saying: “Sony has made it possible for Kesha to record without any connection, involvement or interaction with Luke whatsoever, but Sony is not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha”.
He also added: “Sony is doing everything it can to support the artist in these circumstances, but is legally unable to terminate the contract to which it is not a party“.
Essentially, Sony has not legal rights to terminate the contract, since the latter has been signed exclusively between Kesha and Dr Luke’s company.
In the meantime, due to the incredible amount of support received following the Court’s action, Kesha has released a statement saying how overwhelmed by the support she feels and how the case is now bigger than her.
“I’m so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I’ve received from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I’ve gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me. I can’t believe that so many people all over the world took the time to show me support and love. Other entertainers who knowingly put their own careers at stake by supporting me, I will be forever grateful,” she writes.
“All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused. This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser. But at this point, this issue is bigger than just about me”.
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