Once Again Rolling Stone…Lady GaGa isn’t Good, that’s the Explanation for her Recent Drops in the ChartsPosted: June 15, 2011
Last week I posted something about Rolling Stone being way to obsessed with Lady GaGa given the fact that she’s more of an industry creation that an artist. Rolling Stone had made her their loser of the week for the charts, but acted like they were very sorry for doing so in explaining and still touted her over 1000000 sales in it. The only reason she was loser of the week is because she didn’t sell way more then that. First of all what do you expect in the industry, its obvious the only reason she hit 1000000 anyway is because of Amazon’s obscene sale prices when the album debuted.
They made her their loser of the week again this week since she only sold one 10th of what she sold on her debut week (100000 sales this week). Its great that they acknowledge the fact that she never would’ve gotten the sales she did if it wasn’t for Amazon’s sales, but then in the same loser of the week section you go on to praise her, as if for some reason by virtue of the fact that shes Lady GaGa you have to praise her even when insulting her, they talk about her knowledge of the new music industry?
This so called artist is the anti new music industry, she didn’t even know Amazon did this, she was told after. She was probably told to say that by some one else, since you obviously can’t hate on the only reason your debut album wasn’t a failure. Plus she lost no money from it anyway since Amazon made up the difference in royalties payments. Once again Rolling Stone magazine really needs to stop with this GaGa romance they’ve taken to. Its sad and disgusting. It de-legitimizes them as a serious source music industry news. It makes them seem more like MTV or Billboard. Like an industry run propaganda machine. The music industry is becoming more and more like Soviet Russia. Just spewing propaganda in our faces and brainwashing us into thinking every clone of a pop song they vomit out is good. Its sad, it really is.
“Lady Gaga. You can’t really do more to market an album than Lady Gaga did for Born This Way, and her single “The Edge of Glory” is still near the top of Billboard‘s singles chart (Number Seven), iTunes (Number Four, after Adele, Pitbull and LMFAO) and BigChampagne’s Ultimate Chart (Number Three). But her album sold just 100,000 copies in Week Three. This is the world’s biggest pop superstar? Yes, she sold more than one million in her first week, but she needed Amazon’s dirt-cheap promotion to do it. The Wall Street Journal asked Gaga if she thought Born This Way was worth more than 99 cents, and she responded: “No! I absolutely do not. Especially for MP3s and digital music. It’s invisible – it’s in space. If anything I applaud a company like Amazon for equating the value of digital versus the physical copy, and giving the opportunity to everyone to buy music.” Now that was a smart answer, and one that contradicts what record executives and record-store chains have been saying for years – that drastic discounts cheapen music. No doubt Gaga understands the realities they talk about over at TopSpin, which is that cheap or free music leads to greater connections with fans, whose loyalty leads them to buy more stuff later. (That said, Amazon took the loss on the 99-cent promotion – Gaga, and her record label, still got the royalties they would have received if Amazon had sold the album at full price.)”
“We once spoke with Steve Greenberg, former Columbia Records president, founder of S-Curve Records and discoverer of the Jonas Brothers, and he speculated that Gaga would have sold 50 million albums if she’d only had the foresight to arrive in the mid-Nineties rather than the late 2000s.”
I always thought Rolling Stone was pretty cool. I mean Hunter S. Thompson was awesome, they promote some good bands and they review music. Sick. But their GaGa obsession is disgusting. If GaGa had decided to arrive in the Mid-90s instead of now, the vast majority of the population would call bullshit and Cobain’s shotgun would’ve been pointed towards her face instead of his.
Rolling Stone should get Lady GaGa’s cock out of their throats, recognize their old status as a somewhat rebellious publication, stop comforming to bullshit music and expectations and stop loving Lady I’m a Fake Ass Attention Whore Fucking Over Exploitation of Success GaGa.
Why the fuck would anyone ever believe Steve Greenberg? Major labels run much of the corrupt industry which seeks to exploit even the smallest hints of success until they are far overused. It’s all about money and never about talent. It’s all about fighting evolution. So yeah, this guy knows what’s going on? He found the fucking Jonas Brothers. I’d have a bit more respect for him if he had signed maybe Radiohead? But the Jonas Brothers? All I need to do is find 4 nerds, slap a couple of chastity rings on them, have a couple 40 year old guys write some songs, hand them to the nerds, dress them like idiots and drop them on stage with a Disney banner. Not to fucking hard Mr. Greenberg.
Only reason she sold over a million records is because Amazon sold it ‘Born This Way’ for 99 cents. Someone I work with even bought the album the day it came out it was so cheap. But he still hasn’t listened, and has no immediate intentions of doing so. People just like when things are 10x cheaper then usual. After the whole 99 cents thing ended her album sales dropped by 84%. 84 fucking percent. Her sales depend completely on how she is manipulated by the industry which stands behind her. Stop trying to fuck her shoulder horns and start talking about real music Rolling Stone.
P.S. Hey GaGa, I heard you used to get bullied because you had a fake tan and you were in theater and had a big nose? And thats inspiration for your whole acceptance bullshit? Everyone gets bullied in school its fucking life deal. And you’re upset cause you got bullied because you had a fake tan? You deserve it bitch. You’re one step above fucking Snooki.
The new Weeknd jam. The prominence of the guitar sample kind of reminds me of Frank Ocean a bit. Still got that Weeknd style and swagger though.
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Two Against One ft. Jack White – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
Season’s Trees ft. Norah Jones – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
‘Season’s Trees’ is absolutely amazing. Danger Mouse can turn my parents possibly-mentally-challenged miniature poodle into a recording superstar if he wanted. It seems like his abilities in the studio are limitless. To read more about Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi’s ‘Rome Project’, click here to stream the entire album on Rolling Stone.
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