Hey errbody who wanted an .mp3 of “Semi-Charmed Call”! I’ve collected seven mashups from the past year (including that one) that I hadn’t posted download links for, given them a little remaster, and zipped them for your listening pleasure. Click the above image to grab Chambaland’s Gold EP, featuring:
Edge of Love (Lady Gaga vs. Daft Punk)
Semi Charmed Call (Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Third Eye Blind)
Phantoms in the Rain (Adele vs. Justice)
You Found Me (Taylor Swift vs. Rihanna/Calvin Harris)
Life 3X (Billy Joel vs. Chris Brown)
This Old Night (Lady Gaga vs. The Isley Brothers)
Map Story (Taylor Swift vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
jam jam jam
$3 Million: The Price of Selling Gaga
According to the New York Times, Amazon paid Gaga’s distributor, Universal, full price (between $8 or $9 per album), meaning they lost more than $3 million.
That is certainly a ton of money to have kicked into your campaign by an entity that has no actual interest in how well your album sells, and it provides much fodder for anyone wishing to quibble with the validity of the 1.1 million number. But Lady Gaga should still get a lot of the credit: Amazon would have wanted to pull this kind of sales gimmick with someone, and, thanks to the all-permeating pop-culture presence that Gaga has cultivated, she was the top option. Meanwhile, Amazon chalks all those millions up to marketing costs and moves on. Win-win! Still, Taylor Swift — who only mustered a paltry 1.04 million sales for Speak Now’s first week — is probably pretty salted.
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