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Dami Im says she endured 'disrespect and nonsense' during her time at Sony

Dami Im (pictured) shared his thoughts on his time at Sony Australia

Dami Im says she endured ‘disrespect and nonsense’ during her time at Sony Australia – after describing the label as ‘a toxic environment’

Dami Im shared his thoughts on his time at Sony Australia.

The X Factor winner parted ways with the label in 2020 after waging a six-year battle to create original music.

The 34-year-old told Yahoo Australia she had endured a “comical” amount of “disrespect and absurdity” on the label.

Dami Im (pictured) shared his thoughts on his time at Sony Australia

Dami Im (pictured) shared his thoughts on his time at Sony Australia

“A lot of things that happened in the business were ridiculous, but I can almost laugh about it now because it has no power over me anymore,” she said.

“I was just lucky to have these people so I was always there doing what I love,” the singer added. Like, I survived it and I’m so aware of how lucky it is.

“Maybe I hope that by talking about it, those artists who have been treated like this and the staff can feel some kind of relief.”

Dami says she was forced to make a string of cover albums – 2016’s Classic Carpenters and 2018’s I Hear A Song – eventually leaving the label when she refused to make a third in 2019.

Appearing on The Sunday Project recently, Dami revealed it took courage to discuss his struggles with the label in his memoir Dreamer.

“It was something that was pretty hard to talk about, but I really needed to write about it in my book,” she said.

Appearing on The Sunday Project, the 34-year-old revealed it took courage to discuss her struggles with the label in her memoir Dreamer

Appearing on The Sunday Project, the 34-year-old revealed it took courage to discuss her struggles with the label in her memoir Dreamer

“It was something that was pretty hard to talk about, but I really needed to write about it in my book,” she said. “It was a toxic environment being at Sony, and I had days where I was locked in the toilet just crying because it was so mentally taxing”

“It was a toxic environment being at Sony, and I had days where I was locked in the toilet crying just because it was so mentally taxing.”

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Dami went on to explain that she had made albums and music videos that were “cancelled” and never released – some that she never got to see or hear herself.

“It takes me a long time and a lot of team effort to put this together, just then to have it canceled and canceled, thrown in the trash, without me ever being able to see any part of it,” a- she declared.

“I still have music videos that I haven’t even been able to see, even though I paid for them too.”

Dami went on to explain that she has made albums and music videos that have been

Dami went on to explain that she had made albums and music videos that were “cancelled” and never released – some that she never got to see or hear herself.

The Eurovision star said she felt the label was trying to ‘bully’ her into calling her to board meetings where she outnumbered the ‘men in suits’.

She describes the day she finally left the label as “a breaking point” and was ready to give up her career just to get out of her contract.

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“I’m not a confrontational person, but to step in and say, ‘Listen, I’m done. I’m done with you and leaving, “it’s a bittersweet good time of my time there,” she told The Project.

The Eurovision star said she felt the label was trying to

The Eurovision star said she felt the label was trying to ‘bully’ her into calling her to board meetings where she outnumbered the ‘men in suits’.

Dami won the fifth season of The X Factor Australia in 2013 and received a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.

She released her self-titled studio album, Dami Im, in 2013, followed by Heart Beats in 2014.

This was followed by cover albums Classic Carpenters in 2016 and I Hear a Song in 2018. Dami then released the EP Live Sessions in 2019 – his final release with Sony.

The Crying Underwater singer signed with ABC Music in 2020 and in 2021 released her sixth studio album My Reality with the label.

The Crying Underwater singer signed with ABC Music in 2020 and in 2021 released her sixth studio album My Reality with the label

The Crying Underwater singer signed with ABC Music in 2020 and in 2021 released her sixth studio album My Reality with the label

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