If I liked Gaga, I would be so embarrassed by the pathetic tricks she's pulling to be able to report impressive first day sales. If I had any interest in the album, I'd still download it illegally because that shit is aggravating.
Uh, what "pathetic tricks" is she pulling exactly?
Or are you confusing Lady Gaga with Amazon using brilliant marketing to push their cloud program?
And you do realize she has little (if anything) to do with the marketing, right?
And that Soundscan doesn't count Amazon downloads?
For someone in a band, you don't seem to know how the industry works and are quick to attack fellow artists.
"So, Ms. Gaga, we want to sell your album for 99 cents for a day. It'll get your music out their and be GREAT for our site as well."
"WHAT!? HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE ME. FUCK OFF. I ONLY WANT PEOPLE SPENDING $15 FOR MY MUSIC. AND ON A PHYSICAL COPY."