She submits 28 new songs to Kemosabe.
It seems that litigation between Kesha and Dr. Luke has come to a shocking end as the singer decides to drop all charges of sexual assault in a bid to get her career back on track. In fact, she's passed on a whole bunch of new songs to Luke's Sony label.
Kesha drops charges against Dr Luke
Kesha filed the move to dismiss her allegations yesterday (August 1st 2016) and submitted a total of 28 songs to Dr. Luke's label in a bid to fulfill her contract as soon as possible so that she still might have a chance of a successful future.
'Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label', attorney Daniel Petrocelli said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. 'We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha's strong desire to release the single and an album as soon as possible.'
Kesha has been embroiled in a legal battle with Dr. Luke since 2014, where she attempted to get released from her multi-record deal with Kemosabe Records on the grounds that the producer drugged, raped and abused her. A judge refused to allow her to be released from the contract earlier this year, though the label has allowed her to work with other producers.
While the legal battle was going on, she released a collaborative re-recording of 'True Colors' with Zedd with the permission of Sony and she's also had a number of live performances.
Sony Music has so far declined to comment on the recent legal developments, but Dr Luke's lawyer, Christine Lepera, has said the reason she has dismissed her claims against him are because 'she has no chance of winning them' and added that 'Kesha never should have brought her false and meritless claims against Dr. Luke in any court'.
Whatever the reason for Kesha's change of heart, it's clear that it's the best thing for her career given how the judge has ruled so far. 'I advise all artists that the most important thing for their careers is to get into the studio to record and on stage to perform', attorney Larry Iser said. 'The longer Kesha waits, the more likely it is that she will have no career at all by the time the litigation is over.'
Of course, Dr Luke doesn't have an obligation to release the new music, but if he doesn't, at least Kesha has evidence to bring to the court that the label will not let her continue her career. That is, unless he argues that the music isn't 'commercially satisfactory'.