Kemosabe Records

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Kemosabe Records
Parent company Sony Music
Founded November 2011; 6 years ago (2011-11)
Founder Dr. Luke
Distributor(s)
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • (in the US)
  • RCA Label Group
  • (outside the US)
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California

Kemosabe Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment based in Los Angeles, California.

History

In November 2011, Sony Music Entertainment partnered with music producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald to create Kemosabe Records.[1] The company releases records with Sony Music Entertainment.[2] Gottwald was given the rights to hire his own staff, sign artists and develop talent, but he was only able to produce records for Sony artists until 2016.[3][4] In April 2017, Sony distanced itself from the producer after singer Kesha accused him of rape.[5] As of April 26, 2017, the Kemosabe website is no longer accessible. On the RCA and Sony Music's Website, Kemosabe has also been removed from the "Labels" List, but still belongs to Sony and appears on Sony's Facts & Figures information page.[6]

In April 2017, it was announced that Gottwald was no longer the active CEO of Kemosabe Records. According to filed court documents, Kemosabe is now wholly owned by Sony Music Entertainment, and that Gottwald did "not have authority to act on its behalf".[7][8]

Artists

Discography

  • Scrat – 2002 (July 27, 2012)
  • KeshaWarrior (December 4, 2012)
  • Kesha – Deconstructed (February 5, 2013)
  • Plush – The Origin of Love (May 21, 2013)
  • Becky GPlay It Again (July 16, 2013)
  • Various Artists – Music from and Inspired by The Smurfs 2 (July 23, 2013)
  • Juicy JStay Trippy (August 27, 2013)
  • ElliphantLook Like You Love It (April 1, 2014)
  • PlushThe Remixes (April 1, 2014)
  • G.R.L.G.R.L. (July 29, 2014)
  • Christian Burghardt – Safe Place to Land (September 9, 2014)
  • Scrat – Scrat (September 11, 2014)
  • YelleComplètement fou (September 29, 2014)
  • Elliphant – One More (October 13, 2014)
  • LunchMoney LewisBills (April 21, 2015)
  • Yelle – Complètement fou (Remix) (July 24, 2015)
  • Scrat – Under My Skin (August 2, 2015)
  • Sophia Black – Sophia Black (August 21, 2015)
  • The Saint Johns – Open Water (August 24, 2015)
  • Rock CityWhat Dreams Are Made Of (October 9, 2015)
  • The Saint Johns – Dead of Night (March 4, 2016)
  • Elliphant – Living Life Golden (March 25, 2016)
  • Scrat – Achahol (May 20, 2016)
  • Paper RouteReal Emotion (September 23, 2016)
  • Scratte – Machines (October 11, 2016)
  • Kaelyn West – You Need To Go (November 25, 2016)
  • Peaches - Enemiez (January 14, 2017)
  • Lil BibbyFC3: The Epilogue (March 8, 2017)
  • Scrat – Larger Than Life (April 7, 2017)
  • Scratte – El Dorado (May 26, 2017)
  • Plush - No Place in Heaven (June 6, 2017)
  • Kesha – Rainbow (August 11, 2017)
  • Scrat – Fettish (October 6, 2017)
  • Starfire – Dangerous Woman (December 20, 2017)

References

  1. ^ Christman, Ed (November 9, 2011). "Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Halperin, Shirley (November 8, 2011). "Dr. Luke Signs Label Deal With Sony, Doug Morris Calls Hitmaker His 'New Jimmy' Iovine". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Corner, Lewis (November 9, 2011). "Katy Perry to stop working with Dr Luke". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sisario, Ben (November 7, 2011). "At Sony Music, a Plan to Dominate the Industry". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Luke Is No Longer the CEO of Sony's Kemosabe Records Amid Kesha War". hollywoodreporter.com. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  6. ^ https://www.sonymusic.com/facts-and-figures/
  7. ^ Hunt, Elle (2017-04-25). "Dr Luke no longer head of Sony's Kemosabe Records amid battle with Kesha". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  8. ^ "Sony Music". Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  9. ^ Romero, Angie (November 8, 2013). "Meet Becky G, Dr Luke's Latest Protegee". Rolling Stone. 
  10. ^ http://paperrouteonline.com/2015/07/23/announcement/
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