Stuhr is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated 7 km southwest of Bremen; the biggest cities in Stuhr are Brinkum, Groß Mackenstedt, Moordeich, Seckenhausen and Varrel. The most populous of these is Brinkum
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, commercially unsuccessful, she moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007. Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold"; the former track sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her third album, Teenage Dream, ventured into disco, was her first album to top the U.
S. Billboard 200, it topped the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 with the singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E. T.", "Last Friday Night", while "The One That Got Away" reached number three on the chart. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U. S. and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake", her fourth album, was her second to peak atop the U. S. charts. It is influenced by pop and dance, she became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse", her fifth album, delved into electropop and became her third album to reach number one in the U. S. "Chained to the Rhythm" was the most successful single from that album, breaking Spotify's record for most first-day streams for a song by a female artist. Perry has received various awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, a Juno Award, has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011–2018.
Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums and over 100 million records globally throughout her career. In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013. Perry began serving as a judge on American Idol in 2018. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California, to Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson, her parents are born again Christians, each having turned to religion after a "wild youth". Perry has English, German and Portuguese ancestry. Through her mother, she is a niece of film director Frank Perry, she has a younger brother named David, a singer, an older sister, Angela. From ages 3 to 11, Perry moved across the country as her parents set up churches before settling again in Santa Barbara. Growing up, she attended religious schools and camps, including Paradise Valley Christian School in Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School in California during her elementary years.
Her family struggled financially, sometimes using food stamps and eating from the food bank intended to feed the congregation at her parents' church. Growing up, Perry and her siblings were not allowed to eat the cereal Lucky Charms as the term "luck" reminded their mother of Lucifer, had to call deviled eggs "angeled eggs". Perry listened to gospel music, as secular music was discouraged in the family's home, she discovered popular music through CDs. While not identifying as religious, Perry has stated, "I pray all the time – for self-control, for humility." Wanting to be like Angela, Perry began singing by practicing with her sister's cassette tapes. She performed the tracks in front of their parents, who let her take vocal lessons as Angela was at the time, she began training at age 9, was incorporated into her parents' ministry, singing in church from ages 9 to 17. At 13, Perry was given her first guitar for her birthday, publicly performed songs she wrote, she tried to "be a bit like the typical Californian girl" while growing up, started rollerskating and surfing as a teenager.
Perry's brother David described her as a tomboy during her adolescence. She took dancing lessons and learned how to swing, Lindy Hop, jitterbug. Perry completed her General Educational Development requirements at age 15, during her freshman year of high school, left Dos Pueblos High School to pursue a musical career, she studied Italian opera at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. Her singing caught the attention of rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, who brought her there to improve her writing skills. In Nashville, she learned how to write songs and play guitar. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and recorded her debut album, a gospel record titled Katy Hudson, released on March 6, 2001, she went on tour that year as part of Phil Joel's Strangely Normal Tour and embarked on other performances of her own in the United States. While Katy Hudson received positive reviews from critics, it was commercially unsuccessful and sold an estimated 200 copies before the label ceased operations in December.
Transitioning from gospel music to secular music, Perry started writing songs with producer Glen Ballard, moved to Lo
Plain White T's
Plain White T's are an American rock band from Lombard, formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio, Ken Fletcher. They were joined a short time by Steve Mast; the group had a underground following in Chicago basements and bars in its early years. The band are most prominently known for the number-one hit song "Hey There Delilah", which achieved platinum status in 2007 and earned two Grammy nominations, as well as "1234" and "Rhythm of Love", which were certified platinum in 2009 and 2011; the Plain White T's was formed in Lombard in early 1997. The group began as a trio, with Higgenson as singer and guitarist, Fletcher on bass guitar and Tirio on drums; the group played local punk shows in Chicago's suburbs having gigs at the Metro in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood. As the band began to establish itself in the local scene, a fourth member was recruited, Steve Mast, who joined playing lead guitar and sang backing vocals. Higgenson broke several vertebrae in a car crash in 1999 while driving the band's van.
He had to learn to walk again. Higgenson changed his songwriting process, choosing songs that were more meaningful to him, the band began taking its music career more seriously. In 2000, the band recorded its first album, titled Come on Over. In 2002, the band self-financed the recording of Stop, a full-length album that attracted the attention of Fearless Records. While the band toured in support for the album, both Fletcher and Mast left and were replaced by Tim Lopez and Mike Retondo. Shortly after in 2003, Tirio decided to switch from drumming to rhythm guitar and a new drummer named De'Mar Hamilton was added to the line-up; the 2005 release, All That We Needed, was the first studio album from the reformed line-up, featured the single "Hey There Delilah". In 2006 the band signed to Hollywood Records and recorded Every Second Counts, featuring a new version of "Hey There Delilah" with a string section; every Second Counts was released in September 2006. That same year, "Hey There Delilah" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks.
The song was written for the track star Delilah DiCrescenzo, whom Higgenson had met in 2002. The song received two Grammy nominations, Every Second Counts was certified gold. In early 2006, the band teamed up with Motion City Soundtrack for a winter/spring tour. In 2008, the group released the album Big Bad World; the album had two hit singles: "1, 2, 3, 4" and "Natural Disaster". Both were on the American Top 40 at numbers 2 for three consecutive weeks. By late 2008, the band had joined the Rock Band Live tour with Panic! at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional and The Cab. That year, the band played at the Give It a Name festival in the UK. In 2007, the band performed the single "Our Time Now" on an episode of the Nickelodeon television series, iCarly. "Our Time Now" was the theme song of the ABC Family dramedy series, Greek. The band's "Rhythm of Love" single was the first to be released from the group's 2010 album, The Wonders of the Younger; the song reached number five on the Hot AC chart, was in the top ten in 2010 as well.
In 2012, the band covered The Ramones' "Pet Sematary" for the song soundtrack of the 2012 Disney film Frankenweenie. Should've Gone to Bed, a four-song EP, was released on April 9, 2013. In 2013, Higgenson and Tirio formed a side project called That Lying Bitch to return to the group's punk rock roots; the band left Hollywood Records after creative conflicts with the label during the production of the American Nights album. American Nights was released by Megaforce Records on March 31, 2015; the release date of American Nights was pushed back several times by their former record label, Hollywood Records. Lead singer Tom Higgenson revealed to the media that the reshuffle of top-management in his record company was the reason. Now that they have left the company, they confessed it is a better way to do music and they benefit more from having more leeway to focus on what they care, throwing off the shackle of the contract with the label company. In 2015, they appeared on Blues Traveler's album Blow Up the Moon, co-writing the song "Nikkia's Prom."
On November 22, 2015, the band released a music video for "American Nights" featuring Higgenson's son, Lennon. In May 2017, Plain White T's released a music video for their song "Land of the Living." The band, which had left their label Fearless in 2005, returned to the label. As of April 2017, The band have said that they are writing new music; the band performed. In July 2017, the band closed the 2017 National Scout Jamboree 10 years after "Hey There Delilah" was number-one on the charts. In 2017, Plain White T's re-signed with Fearless Records, their latest studio album, Parallel Universe, was released on August 24, 2018. Thomas John "Tom" Higgenson – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals Dave Tirio – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, percussion Tim G. Lopez – lead guitar and lead vocals Mike Retondo – bass, backing vocals De'Mar Randell Hamilton – drums, backing vocals Former members Steve Mast – lead guitar, backing vocals Ken Fletcher – bass Timeline Come on Over Stop All That We Needed Every Second Counts Big Bad World Wonders of the Younger American Nights Parallel Universe The following list includes a selection of television appearances made by the band and performances used by those and other shows: Greek – The band provides "Our Time Now" written by Mia Koo, Tom Higgenson and Mike Daly
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music is referred to as a musician. A musician who plays a musical instrument is known as an instrumentalist. Musicians can specialize in any musical style, some musicians play in a variety of different styles depending on cultures and background. Examples of a musician's possible skills include performing, singing, producing, composing and the orchestration of music. In the Middle Ages, instrumental musicians performed with soft ensembles inside and loud instruments outdoors. Many European musicians of this time catered to the Roman Catholic Church, they provided arrangements structured around Gregorian chant structure and Masses from church texts. Notable musicians Phillipe de Vitry Guillaume Dufay Guillaume de Machaut Hildegard of Bingen John Jenkins Beatritz de Dia Tyagaraja Purandara Dasa Bhimsen Joshi Bismillah Khan A. R. RAHMAN Renaissance musicians produced music that could be played during masses in churches and important chapels.
Vocal pieces were in Latin—the language of church texts of the time—and were Church-polyphonic or "made up of several simultaneous melodies." By the end of the 16th century, patronage split among many areas: the Catholic Church, Protestant churches, royal courts, wealthy amateurs, music printing—all provided income sources for composers. Notable musicians Giovanni Palestrina Giovanni Gabrieli Thomas Tallis Claudio Monteverdi Leonardo da Vinci The Baroque period introduced heavy use of counterpoint and basso continuo characteristics. Vocal and instrumental "color" became more important compared with the Renaissance style of music, emphasized much of the volume and pace of each piece. Notable musicians George Frideric Handel Johann Sebastian Bach Antonio Vivaldi Classical music was created by musicians who lived during a time of a rising middle class. Many middle-class inhabitants of France at the time lived under long-time absolute monarchies; because of this, much of the music was performed in environments that were more constrained compared with the flourishing times of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Notable musicians Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Joseph Haydn Ludwig Van Beethoven The foundation of Romantic period music coincides with what is called the age of revolutions, an age of upheavals in political, economic and military traditions. This age included the initial transformations of the Industrial Revolution. A revolutionary energy was at the core of Romanticism, which quite consciously set out to transform not only the theory and practice of poetry and art, but the common perception of the world; some major Romantic Period precepts survive, still affect modern culture. Notable musicians Ludwig van Beethoven Frédéric Chopin Franz Schubert Niccolò Paganini Franz Liszt Charles-Valentin Alkan Richard Wagner Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Johannes Brahms Johann Strauss II The world transitioned from 19th-century Romanticism to 20th century Modernism, bringing major musical changes. In 20th-century music and musicians rejected the emotion-dominated Romantic period, strove to represent the world the way they perceived it.
Musicians wrote to be"... objective. While past eras concentrated on spirituality, this new period placed emphasis on physicality and things that were concrete."The advent of audio recording and mass media in the 20th century caused a boom of all kinds of music—pop, dance, folk and all forms of classical music. Musicians can experience a number of health problems related to the practice and performance of music; these can include tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss, which occurs and over a long period of time, most musicians do not seek help until they start to experience secondary symptoms such as tinnitus, distortion of sounds and hyperacusis. In addition, musicians are at increased risk for both musculoskeletal and vocal health problems when producing high sound levels on musical instruments. Increased biomechanical demands, whether at the hands, embouchure, or vocal cords, elevates the risks for occupational health problems like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, rupture of facial muscles, vocal cord malfunction.
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Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director and former actress. The daughter of filmmakers Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, she made her film debut as an infant in her father's acclaimed crime drama film, The Godfather, she appeared in a supporting role in Peggy Sue Got Married and portrayed Mary Corleone, the daughter of Michael Corleone, in The Godfather: Part III. Her performance in the latter was criticised, she turned her attention to filmmaking, she made her feature-length debut with the coming-of-age drama The Virgin Suicides, based on the novel of the same name by Jeffery Eugenides. It was the first of her collaborations with actress Kirsten Dunst. In 2004, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2006, Coppola directed the historical drama Marie Antoinette, starring Dunst as the ill-fated French queen. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, Coppola became the first American woman to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
In 2013, she directed the satirical crime film The Bling Ring, based on the crime ring of the same name. At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Coppola became the second woman in the festival's history to win the Best Director award, for the drama film The Beguiled. Sofia Carmina Coppola was born in New York City on May 14, 1971, the youngest child and only daughter of documentarian Eleanor Coppola and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, she was raised on her parents' farm in Rutherford, California. She graduated from St. Helena High School in 1989, she attended Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts. At 15, she interned with Chanel. After dropping out of college, Coppola started a clothing line called Milkfed, now sold in Japan. Among her extensive Hollywood family are her aunt Talia Shire, her first cousins Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman. Coppola's acting career, marked by frequent criticisms of nepotism and negative reviews, began while she was an infant, as she made background appearances in seven of her father's films.
The best known of these is her appearance in The Godfather as the infant Michael Francis Rizzi, in the baptism scene. Coppola returned to her father's trilogy in both the second and third Godfather films, playing an immigrant child in The Godfather Part II and Michael Corleone's daughter in The Godfather Part III, after the cast actress, Winona Ryder, discontinued her involvement with the film. Coppola responded to a question about her role in The Godfather Part III in a 2013 interview:Let's see. Did I not wanna do it? Um. I was game. I was trying different things, it sounded better than college. I didn't think about the public aspect of it; that took me by surprise. The whole reaction. People felt attached to the Godfather films. I grew up with them and it's no big deal. I mean, I understand they're great films but... I dunno. I'm not surprised, it makes sense that people would have an opinion about it but I got a lot of attention I wasn't expecting. I was going to art school, it was before the Internet so magazines would come out but the next month they were gone.
There wasn't as much paparazzi around back then. It has been suggested that the situation further damaged Francis Ford Coppola's career and ruined Sofia's before it had begun. Coppola has said that she never wanted to act and only did it to help out when her father asked her to. After shooting, she confirmed, it has been suggested that Sofia's role in the film may have contributed to its box office performance, which started strong and began to decline. Coppola has said that her father based a lot of her character on her while writing the script, before she was cast into the role. Sofia had herself worried that she had only been given the role because she was the director's daughter, the role placed a strain on her during the time of shooting that her mother observed in a series of diaries she wrote for Vogue during the filming. Coppola acted in her father's films The Outsiders, in a scene where Matt Dillon, Tommy Howell, Ralph Macchio are eating at a Dairy Queen. Frankenweenie was the first film she performed in, not associated with her father.
The short film, titled Life Without Zoe and released as part of a tripartite anthology film New York Stories, was co-written by a teenage Coppola with her father, who directed the film. After she was critically panned for her performance in The Godfather Part III, for which she was named "Worst Supporting Actress" and "Worst New Star" at the 1990 Golden Raspberry Awards, Coppola ended her acting career, although she appeared in the independent film Inside Monkey Zetterland, as well as in the backgrounds of films by her friends and family: for example, she appeared as Saché, one of Queen Padmé Amidala's five handmaidens in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, she has since been quoted as saying that she was not hurt by the criticism from her role in The Godfather Part III, because she never wanted an acting career. Coppola appears in several music videos from the 1990s: The Black Crowes' "Sometim
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.. Rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic quality built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures, their lyrics embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career; the band formed as teenagers while attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School, when they had limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they released their debut album, Boy. Subsequent work such as their first UK number-one album and the singles "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Pride" helped establish U2's reputation as a politically and conscious group. By the mid-1980s, they had become renowned globally for their live act, highlighted by their performance at Live Aid in 1985.
The group's fifth album, The Joshua Tree, made them international superstars and was their greatest critical and commercial success. Topping music charts around the world, it produced their only number-one singles in the US to date: "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". Facing creative stagnation and a backlash following their documentary/double album and Hum, U2 reinvented themselves in the 1990s through a new musical direction and public image. Beginning with their acclaimed seventh album, Achtung Baby, the multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour, the band integrated influences from alternative rock, electronic dance music, industrial music into their sound, embraced a more ironic, flippant image; this experimentation continued through their ninth album and the PopMart Tour, which were mixed successes. U2 regained critical and commercial favour with the records All That You Can't Leave Behind and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group.
Their U2 360° Tour of 2009–2011 is the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history. The group most released the companion albums Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, the former of which received criticism for its pervasive, no-cost release through the iTunes Store. U2 have released 14 studio albums and are one of the world's best-selling music artists in history, having sold an estimated 150–170 million records worldwide, they have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and social justice causes, including Amnesty International, Jubilee 2000, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, War Child, Music Rising. In 1976, Larry Mullen Jr. a 14-year-old student at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, posted a note on the school's notice board in search of musicians for a new band.
Six people met at Mullen's house on 25 September. Set up in the kitchen, Mullen was on drums, with: Paul Hewson on lead vocals. Mullen described it as "'The Larry Mullen Band' for about ten minutes Bono walked in and blew any chance I had of being in charge." Martin, who had brought his guitar and amplifier to the first practice but could not play, did not remain with the group, McCormick was dropped after a few weeks. The remaining five members settled on the name "Feedback" for the group because it was one of the few technical terms they knew. Most of their initial material consisted of cover songs, which they admitted was not their forte; some of the earliest influences on the band were emerging punk rock acts, such as the Jam, the Clash and Sex Pistols. The popularity of punk rock convinced the group that musical proficiency was not a prerequisite to success. In April 1977, Feedback played their first gig for a paying audience at St. Fintan's High School. Shortly thereafter, the band changed their name to "The Hype".
Dik Evans, older and by this time at college, was becoming the odd man out. The rest of the band was leaning towards the idea of a four-piece ensemble. In March 1978, the group changed their name to "U2". Steve Averill, a punk rock musician and family friend of Clayton's, had suggested six potential names from which the band chose "U2" for its ambiguity and open-ended interpretations, because it was the name that they disliked the least; that same month, U2, as a four-piece, won a talent contest in Limerick sponsored by Harp Lager and the Evening Press. The prize consisted of £500 and studio time to record a demo which would be heard by CBS Ireland, a record label; the win was an important affirmation for the fledgling band. Within a few days, Dik Evans was phased out of the band with a farewell concert at the Presbyterian Church Hall in Howth. During the show, which featured the group playing cover songs as the Hype, Dik ceremonially walked offstage; the remaining four band members returned in the concert to play original material as U2.
Dik soon joined the Virgin Prunes, which comprised mutual friends of U2's.
Kesha Rose Sebert is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to Kemosabe Records, her first major success came in early 2009 after she was featured on American rapper Flo Rida's number-one single "Right Round". Kesha's music and image propelled her to immediate success, she has earned earned two number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Animal and Rainbow, the number-six record Warrior. She has attained ten top-ten singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Blah Blah Blah", "Your Love Is My Drug", "Take It Off", "Blow", "Die Young", "My First Kiss" with 3OH!3, the chart-topping "Tik Tok", "We R Who We R", "Right Round" with Flo Rida, "Timber" with Pitbull. "Tik Tok", at one point, was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 16.5 million units internationally. She has written songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" for Britney Spears. Kesha's career was halted between Warrior and Rainbow due to a legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, ongoing since 2014.
A series of lawsuits, known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke, were exchanged between the two parties in which Kesha accused him of physical and emotional abuse and employment discrimination against her, while Dr. Luke claims breach of contract and defamation by Kesha. Kesha has received several awards and nominations, including her win for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010; as of November 2013, she has sold over 59 million records in the United States and 76 million records worldwide. Kesha was born in California, her mother, Rosemary Patricia "Pebe" Sebert, is a singer-songwriter who co-wrote the 1978 single "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" with Hugh Moffatt for Joe Sun, made popular by country music artist Dolly Parton on her 1980 album Dolly, Dolly. Pebe, a single mother, struggled financially while supporting herself and Kesha's older brother Lagan; when Kesha was an infant, Pebe would have to look after her onstage while performing. Kesha says. However, a man named Bob Chamberlain who called himself her father approached Star in 2011 with pictures and letters, claiming them as proof that they had been in regular contact as father and daughter before she turned 19.
Her mother is of Hungarian descent. One of Kesha's great-grandfathers was Polish. Pebe moved the family to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 after securing a new publishing deal for her songwriting. Pebe brought Kesha and her brothers along to recording studios and encouraged Kesha to sing when she noticed Kesha's vocal talent. Kesha attended Franklin High School and Brentwood High School, but claimed that she did not fit in, explaining that her unconventional style did not endear her to other students, she played the trumpet and the saxophone in the marching band in school, described herself in an interview with NPR as being a diligent student. After attaining a near-perfect score on her SATs, she was accepted to Barnard College next to Columbia University, but instead chose to drop out before graduation to pursue her music career. In addition to taking songwriting classes, Kesha was taught how to write songs by Pebe, they would write together when she returned home from high school. Kesha began recording demos.
Kesha was in a band with Lagan. Kesha and Pebe co-wrote the song "Stephen" together when Kesha was 16. Kesha tracked down David Gamson, a producer that she admired from Scritti Politti, who agreed to produce the song, she dropped out of school at 17, after being convinced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin to return to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, earned her GED after. Around this time, Pebe answered an ad from the American reality TV series The Simple Life, looking for an "eccentric" family to host Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie; the episode featuring the Sebert family aired in 2005. Luke and Martin had received one of Kesha's demos from Samantha Cox, senior director of writer/publisher relations at Broadcast Music Incorporated, were impressed. Two of the demos were described in a cover story for Billboard, the first "a gorgeously sung, self-penned country ballad" and the second "a gobsmackingly awful trip-hop track" where Kesha raps ad lib for a minute when she runs out of lyrics near the end.
Dr. Luke stated in an interview for the story that it was the latter track that caught his attention, saying "when you're listening to 100 CDs, that kind of bravado and chutzpah stand out." In 2005, at 18, Kesha was signed to Dr. Luke's label, Kemosabe Records, his music publishing company, Prescription Songs. Kemosabe Records is located in Los Angeles, California. Sony Music Entertainment partnered with Dr. Luke to create Kemosabe Records; some artists that have signed with Kemosabe Records are Juicy J, Rock City, Zara Larsson, Lil Bibby, Becky G and many others. Kesha sang background vocals for Paris Hilton's single, "Nothing in This World". Dr. Luke became preoccupied with other incoming projects, having enjoyed success writing and producing for pop star Kelly Clarkson's album, Breakaway. Kesha signed with David Sonenberg's management company, DAS Communications Inc. in 2006, hardly interacting with Dr. Luke after that. DAS was tasked with obtaining a major label record deal for Kesha in a year's time in exchange for 20 percent of her music income, with her having the option of ending the relationship if they failed.
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