Professor Green Blasts Record Label
Rapper slams EMI over live performance fees...
British rapper Professor Green has launched a scathing attack on his record label over the percentage of live performance fees taken.
According to Digital Spy, the Remedy hitmaker took to Twitter to rant: "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?"
But the rapper was keen to stress that he wasn't worried about the label taking his money - just that others deserved the cut more.
Green went on: "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."
And he was quick to point out that some people at the label were working extremely hard for their money.
"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 (sic)."
Professor Green recently came under fire for tweeting that bulimia is "quite an intelligent eating disorder".