and Justin Bieber didn’t even win for Best New Artist, PFFFH!!! Lady Gaga is far better at drawing attention to herself, than she is at carrying a tune. she’s like Marilyn Manson with a vagina, and half the talent. they let Kris Kristofferson out of the rest home, so he could present Album of the Year, with Barbra Streisand. if u can remember when either one of these two were on the pop culture radar, then you probably took your Metamucil, and went to bed several hours before they presented the award.
but hey, this is a celebration of the recording industry and how well they treat their beloved artists. Arcade Fire won for Album of the Year, and history shows us that the RIAA’s seal of approval, leads to a significant spike in album sales. on average, a little over 100,000 copies the following week. 100,000 x $10 for each album equals = $1,000,000! oh wait, I’m sorry. artists only make .30 for each album sold, so that’s $30,000! but then there’s seven ppl in the band, so 30,000 divided by 7 is around $4300. and don’t forget 10% for the agents fee, and another 15% for US taxes. and I forgot they are from Montreal (that’s in Canananaduh) so they have to pay both the federal and provincial tax.
and in essence, this is why the recording industry is in the toilet. not b/c Cletus Spuckler illegally downloaded Blue Oyster Cult’s entire discography. that’s what the recording industry would have you believe, in order to cover up the fact that they don’t pay their artists shit. don’t think for one second that you’re supporting the artists you know, love, and would possibly allow to have sex with your wife or girlfriend, by paying $15 for an album. the only ones you’re benefiting are some geriatric bastards in suits, who’s probably never even listened to the album. THERE’S A REASON WHY ARTISTS WILL GIVE AWAY THEIR MUSIC FOR FREE!
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: if you buy cds, only buy them directly from the artist, like at their show. they make the vast majority of their money thru touring and merchandise.
Lady Gaga arrives at Grammys in egg filled with Keith Richards semen