No Jay this time though, fortunately. Mayday has once again been accused of faking their sales figures, via an exclusive “scoop” from the Apple Daily, so take this for what it’s worth (i.e. news from a tabloid, though they are sometimes accurate). The accusation is that Mayday’s sales in Taiwan to date of 170,000 copies of the album are too high, that their multi-week success at G-Music and other charts was purchased by the company.
The root of the accusation seems to come from a claim that there are actually thousands of copies of the album sitting in the offices of the company in charge of the campus concerts; in other words, that those albums were “purchased” by the promotions company, not actual consumers.
B’in Music has refuted the charges, explaining that the albums were shipped through the record company and have been sold, copy by copy, to students. He noted that they’d finally manged to sell real copies to students, so it is disheartening to be misunderstood. He denied that the company has ever purchased chart spots. The promotions company also disputed the claim that the album was not selling, as did the person in charge of one of the campus concerts, noting that there was no question that album sales on the campus had surpassed the minimum level of 3,000.