So here, the water isn’t clear…we have black sand. #guatemala #costarica
Horus and I bonding. #crocodile #soclose #wantedtopet #wasadvisednotto (at Los Cocodrilos)
Been a while since I’ve gazed out a porthole. #stillbeautiful #shiplife #celebrityinfinity #cruiselife #panamacanal #southamerica #sandiego (at Celebrity Infinity)
Amazing to look at the shift in music. Just 2 years ago, every pop artist went platinum in their first week. Now Gaga, Perry and that muskrat Cyrus, did a little over a quarter of a milli. Which is great! But, remembering the marketing titans behind them, they are expected to have done infinitely better. I bet they can’t even recoup off first week album sales, (please watch TLC’s Crazy Sexy Cool, for a fun lesson on label recoupment). Obvi, they don’t have to.
Sales are by no means evidence of good projects. Granted, I only have Gaga’s record, but judging off singles, I like what they’re attempting to do…outside of Roar and that ratchery of a shit show We Can’t Stop. Notice labels are starting to release singles, simultaneously? More spins, more £¥€$.
I mean the market isn’t completely bleak. Eminem (700K+) and JT (900K+) pushed close to a mill, out the gate. Drake gets an honorable mention, for moving gold status at 650K.
Not to discount the great work that 20/20 is, but part of the album’s appeal was the anticipation of Justin’s comeback sound. Kid was gone for a straight decade and he performed his ass off at the MTV music awards. He even blessed us 90s children with a tender moment from NSync. We had to buy the album.
I know…Jay Z went insta-platinum upon release. Miss me with that big business ploy. I absolutely don’t count the deal guy did with samsung. Definitely cheating and not really new rules, but I’mma let Jay Z live…
With this new landscape, artists should really just give their albums away. Moving units should no longer hold weight. Especially when only 10 artists per year do so.
do you ever look at yourself and think ‘aw cute’ but then walk two feet into a different lighting and think ‘omg nvm’
Well………… I’m single………. Just saying.