Seems like Kesha can’t get out of her contract, but her abuser can?
Sony Music is expected to end its working relationship with controversial producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald a year ahead of his contract’s expiration, TheWrap reports. While Dr. Luke’s people are deny deny denying this is true, I’m not sure what to believe.
A legal representative for Gottwald issued this statement:
“This is not true. Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony and this has never come up.”
Since Kesha’s sexual abuse allegations against Gottwald have resulted in a nasty court battle people like Adele, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson have had Kesha’s back, which I guess intimidated Sony into doing SOMETHING, though Sony’s been famously mum on the matter.
We’re pretty sure Dr. Luke is getting fired, but nothing official yet.
According to TMZ, The Sequence- one of the first female rap groups- claims Mars used their 1979 hit, “Funk You Up” as the inspiration for his massive hit with Mark Ronson. I mean, the song just won grammy of the year, so if this is real Mark and Bruno could be in real trouble.
The group’s rep, Kali Bowyer, claims the hook to both songs are the same, and there are other similarities as well. There’s no lawsuit…yet. But who knows what’ll happen this week.
Decide for yourself if “Funk You Up” is like “Uptown Funk.” I don’t really think it sounds that much like it- and honestly, I kinda think The Girls of the Sequence just want a little cash in their pockets.
Um, I don’t know if this is real or not, but I had to share it!
Model Shaun Ross was the subject of a new music video from the LA-based band BRÅVES, but while the song was okay pretty much everything about this video was overshadowed by Shaun’s massive, massive member. I don’t know how it’s clinically possible to have such a giant d, but looks like he’s got good genes or a GREAT prosthetic. Since music videos get like, NO budgets these days, I’m assuming the former.
Like… seriously. Check out the video (below) and tell us if this schlong is real.
Did Zayn Malik leaving One Direction throw you off your boy band game? Well then you’re gonna LOVE NCT!
SM Entertainment, the company that pioneered South Korea’s gigantic K-pop industry unveiled its new boy-band concept today and it’s uh, a little overwhelming: it’s NCT (shorthand for Neo Culture Technology) a group with limitless members, singing in multiple languages and based in cities from Asia to Latin America.
So like, the population of the world is now a boy band, I guess…
“This is the true localisation of K-pop,” SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-Man said at a launch in Seoul.
“Sounds like a tech company,” tweeted one K-pop aficionado, while another said NCT was an acronym better suited for a national examination.
Lee said the group already had 40 members, of which a handful would form an initial unit that will start performing in Seoul and Japan in the next few months.
“New members will be freely recruited with no limits on the number,” Lee said.
As well as singing the same songs in different languages, they will produce content especially tailored for their particular markets.
“This is the last stage of the Korean wave,” Lee declared, saying the idea went beyond “simply exporting K-pop products” to creating joint ventures with local companies.
Originally made up of 48 members, but now numbering more than 130, AKB48 is split into several teams who can perform simultaneously in several places.