Music News

Adele's support for Kesha sends empowerment message
Adele's public supports for Kesha sends a message to other female artists, it's been claimed.

The British singer stormed the recent BRIT awards in London, taking home four awards just months after she returned to music.

As well as wowing with a performance of her new track When We Were Young, Adele also used her time on stage to declare her support for fellow singer Kesha’s ongoing legal battle against Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke.

"I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha,” Adele told the crowd when she accepted the Best Female gong.

A music insider tells Britain’s Grazia magazine that this was a huge moment for women in music.

“For Adele to use her platform at the BRITs sends a message to other female artists that – no matter what label ties they have – they shouldn’t be afraid to stand up for one another,” they said.

Kesha recently lost her bid to be released from her contract at Sony. The court case came about after she filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against her one-time mentor and producer Dr. Luke in October, 2014, accusing him of subjecting her to years of sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse.

However the judge dismissed the preliminary injunction she sought to sever ties with the music firm.

Sony bosses have claimed they are “not in a position to terminate the contractual relationship between Luke and Kesha", but have made it possible for her to record without any connection with the producer.

After the court ruling Kesha, 29, took to her Facebook page to vent her anger.

"This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract – it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal," she wrote. "This is about being free from my abuser. All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused."

Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham have also publically supported Kesha, with Taylor donating $250,000 in a show of solidarity and Lena penning a blog post on the issue.
Source: music-news

More news

Adele ends record-breaking week in UK with 800,000 sales
Adele 'planning world tour'
Adele 'wants to get record right'
Adele songs leaked
Rolling Stones 'want Adele for show'
Adele 'priority' over Boyle
Adele 'plans vintage wedding'
Adele planning secret wedding?
Adele makes driving plans
Adele resisting tacky endorsements

Chasing pavements
Turning tables
Someone like you
Set fire to the rain
Rolling in the deep
When we were young
Send my love
Water under the bridge

This page was last updated 08.03.2016 10:15:21 AM
Please support Slow Radio!
Please enter amount.
No   Yes I would like this donation to be anonymous. (don't list my name on the Slow Radio website)

September 2017
There are each month considerable costs to keep Slow Radio going. Some of the expenses include royalty payments for the music, bandwidth costs, server hosting costs etc.

We depend completely on the generous voluntary support that we get from listeners like you.

If you enjoy what we do, please become a supporting listener. Thanks!
Donate safely and securely through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required.