With the help of fellow celebrities and social media, the dispute between the pop star Kesha and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Kesha’s producer who she accused of sexual assault) has become one of the biggest stories on the Internet. In short, Kesha wants out of her contract with Gottwald and Sony. With all the remarkably bad buzz, why wouldn’t Sony just tear up the contract (which, financially, amounts to little more than a rounding error for the company)? The answer: It’s not that simple. From Bloomberg: Why Sony Music Can’t Easily Cancel Kesha’s Contract.

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