Meek Mill believes that labeling fails to produce first-hand album sales numbers

Meek Mill believes that labeling fails to produce first-hand album sales numbers ...

Meek Mill has been on a whimsy streak lately, expressing his displeasure for music industry practices he believes are outdated or unfair. Meek in 2021, stating, "I'm planning to make my record deal public... just to let the world see what these people on!"

what is your experience as a musician? how much have you spent on me as a musician? then you asked how much have you made off me as a musician? i'm planning to make my record deal public by monday just to let the world see what these people on!!!

MeekMill.nft (@MeekMill)

While he never quite followed through on that particular concern, he has continued to voice his concerns with the recording industry. Most recently, he denounced the industry's recent emphasis on publicizing first-week album sales figures. This is an unsavory way to do business, but it affects the public perception of artists and how their labels deal with them. He believes that labels have more control over those statistics than they let on.

"We don't go off first week numbers," he said. "Labels run that shit... and most of the numbers are false," he said in a follow-up tweet. What he believes is the detrimental effect this has on the music industry. "They are crashing the rap game out," he said. "Why would you want to sell your product on the same day as the competition... for a billboard look? "What does that do for the artist?"

We don't go off first week numbers....Labels run that shit... and most of the numbers are fake... you can clearly see all the artist that's killing shit! Focus on your brand and impact!!

MeekMill.nft (@MeekMill)

They are crashing out the rap game.... that everybody loses on Friday bs.... Wtf is that, why would you want to sell your product on the same day as the competition... for a billboard look? Regardless, what does this do for the artist?

MeekMill.nft (@MeekMill)

Meek's concerns with recording industry are evident, but his MMG boss Rick Ross does not believe Meek has any problems with MMG. Rather, Ross said he is considering a company that currently distributes his music.

Meek Mill is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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