Kemosabe Records

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Kemosabe Records
Founded November 2011; 5 years ago (2011-11)
Founder Dr. Luke
  • 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.


In November 2011, Sony Music Entertainment partnered with Dr. Luke to create Kemosabe Records.[1] The company releases records with Sony Music Entertainment.[2] Łukasz 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 reproached him of rape.[5] As of April 26, 2017, the Kemosabe Website is no longer accessible, and a message from Google saying "This Site Is Down or Has Moved!" With a look at RCA and Sony Music's Website, Kemosabe has also been Removed from the "Labels" List. [6][7]


Current artists[edit]

As of April 2016, nine artists are signed to Kemosabe.

Former artists[edit]



  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". 25 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Sony Music". Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
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