“I REALLY WISH record labels would all agree to make it mandatory to hire at least ONE psychologist per label”-Iggy Azalea
Written by Max1023fm on August 18, 2021
Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea is using her platform to help speak out for artists when it comes to their mental health. The rapper took to Twitter to express that she feels that record labels should play a role when it comes to enlisting help from psychologists for their artists.
“I REALLY WISH record labels would all agree to make it mandatory to hire at least ONE psychologist per label. Almost EVERY artist in recent times has expressed struggling with the level of hate & pressure. Sports teams do it for their athletes, why not music labels?” she wrote.
Iggy continued, “Also yes it may seem like ‘But there are so many labels!’ There’s actually only about 4 guys running the entire music business so it would be pretty easy to hold them accountable and make them implement a change across their businesses.”
She called out names such as Lucian Grainge and Rob stringer as the names that were at the top of the list of people who are running the music industry and concluded, “Between these two guys that’s literally like 85% coverage across the labels. See what I’m saying? It’s not hard to do this. Why won’t they do it? But have like 20 deep teams of A&Rs that literally no one even wants in the studio.”
There were many people who agreed with Iggy’s idea. While some acknowledged that they agreed with her, they expressed their opinions that some record labels worry about the production of music versus the artists’ mental health.
Then there were some people who thought that artists are capable enough to cater to their mental health without the labels’ involvement.