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Eccentric singer who just released the video Born This Way has made a new history again on the music charts in the UK.
Gaga album titled The Fame, has just chalked remarkable achievement because the album had sold 2.5 million copies in Britain and the video is the first single has been downloaded 300,000 times.
Lady Gaga has listed his name in pop music history. He is one of the artists who continuously break the record and he also once again broke the record for most downloaded album.
Just Dance ‘singer has also been making history in iTunes. Single Born This Way of the fastest selling album won as many as 1 million copies worldwide. In spite of several allegations which say that he is plagiarism Madonna, the achievements Gaga fairly remarkable.
Anyone with half an ear to the ground of the music industry will tell you that the internet has had a dramatic effect on the way music is sold, distributed and promoted. Those on the traditional side of the industry will likely paint this as a disaster, whilst those on the underground will celebrate it as a victory for freedom of expression.
Whichever way you see it, the changes have been profound. The old guard of the record industry specialised in whipping up demand for an album weeks ahead of its release in bricks and mortar record shops, the only place it would be available bar mail order companies. Due to the enormous resources that it would take to manufacture, market and distribute physical discs, relatively few albums ever saw the light of day.
Thanks to digital music distribution, this has all changed. Aside from the opportunities afforded by myspace, Soundcloud et al. (which are often overstated), many professional music distribution companies now offer distribution to mainstream online music stores such as iTunes, Napster and 7 Digital. As these stores will now stock anything due to the near-zero cost of storage space and bandwidth, the distributors will also now distribute anything. Rather than the risky investment that distributing an album used to be, it is now simply a service.
Combine this with the vast opportunities available to musicians for promoting their music using social media and online media such as blogs and ezines and musicians can now effectively bypass the traditional record label structure if they have the knowledge and wherewithal.
The unfortunate consequence is that while legitimate music sales overall are declining, the money going into the music industry is split amongst a far wider set of people, meaning that the sort of budget required to make albums like Dark Side of the Moon is hard to come by, and bands very often don’t get the long-term support from a record label that they need to develop into something special.
On the flip side, the declining cost of music production technology means that the budget spent on classic albums like these are rarely needed and the opportunity to release music on the same level as artists with access to the record label structure surely outweighs the disadvantages in the final analysis.
Selling music online has fundamentally changed the way the music industry works, and for most people, the new paradigm of music distribution can only be seen as a good thing.
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler reveals will begin recording a new album this weekend.
Aerosmith frontman said that he hopes to realize its commitment with Aerosmith.
“We‘ve signed a contract to tour in November and December in South America and Japan, so what you hear and see from the news media about the demise of Aerosmith, it‘s not true,“explained Steven.
The man who is now 62 years berusi also added he and other members of Aerosmith will meet in Los Angeles this weekend to record their first album Honkin ‘On Bobo in 2004.
“We’ve been writing songs. I know our guitarist Joe Perry must have had a few songs but I have a lot of songs I had written earlier to solo as well as for Aerosmith, “said Steven.
Steven Tyler also has a schedule for activities on Saturday Aerosmith and later they have started to enter the studio to create new songs. Aerosmith itself has released at least 14 albums since 1973.