It’s safe to say British rapper Professor Green has a beef with some elements of how his label EMI is handling his current album campaign, judging by his tweets today.
“Dignified silence is pointless. A rushed second single, the Remedy video a month late and now similar problems with the Avalon video unfold,” tweeted Green earlier today, before expanding on the theme in several more tweets. As follows:
“I don’t understand what part of having a cool job means everything is perfect… I’m trying to make sure I keep my job is all… How would you feel if a company taking 25% of your earnings weren’t doing their jobs properly? Would you pay someone not doing their job?… 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… Fuck that.”
Green has been getting responses from fans on Twitter, which led him to clarify his thoughts in a couple more tweets.
“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… Tbc… … is the shit they have to endure for having an artists best interests at heart.”
His tweets are clearly coming from the heart, but will there be a fallout in Green’s relationship with his label? Actually, reading them through, that fallout has already happened by the looks of it. Now it’s just out in the open.