Professor Green has publicly blasted his record label EMI.
EMI Music are in the process of being bought by rival label Universal Music Group for some £1.2 Billion. There are fears that many at EMI will lose their jobs if the sale is approved.
Professor Green has expressed his feelings towards the situation on Twitter, stating:
“A live gig = 10% to agent, costs and expenses, 20% management commission then 25% to a label who hardly even come to gigs let alone help.
That’s the industry, which actually didn’t seem that bad when just getting simple things done wasn’t a blood from a stone scenario.
If everyone at EMI is quaking in their shoes about their jobs because of the Universal situ, why not do your jobs properly? Simple solution?
A lot of artists feel the same but we all just bend over… F**k that.
You can’t chat to me about work, I used to pay my band with money I made from club PA’s because I wanted to put on a proper show.
Just to reiterate something for the stupid, my problem isn’t that they take that money, it’s that there are people not working for it.”
It is a liberty but piracy forever changed the industry so it’s adapting… We need labels, labels need artists. We all need to do our JOBS
There are a lot of people who are amazing at their jobs @ EMI and even more frustrating is the s**t they have to endure for having an artists best interests at heart.”
What are your thoughts on this?