Dr. Luke is no longer involved with the Sony Music imprint Kemosabe Records. Back in 2011, Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) cofounded the label with Sony Music, but new court documents obtained by Pitchfork states “Lukasz Gottwald is no longer the CEO of Kemosabe Records and does not have authority to act on its behalf.”
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the alleged split between Sony & Luke after his page was removed from the Sony website. However, Buzzfeed reports that the producer and Sony “still have a relationship” even though his contract with the Sony expired at the end of March this year.
Luke has had a three-year legal battle with pop singer Kesha after she accused him of sexual assault and psychological manipulation. In August 2016, Kesha filed a motion to dismiss the case in an attempt to revive her music career after he initially blocked her 2016 Billboard Awards comeback performance. Luke claims she was using performance to speak about the then litigation, but after a discussion between the label, her reps, and Dick Clark Productions, she was able to then perform. An amended lawsuit was blocked back in April, while Luke current has an ongoing defamation suit against Kesha.