|Beautiful Paint Over of Adam Lambert in leather in Moscow, by @creativemind1281|
@OLIGEE1 happy birthday!!!!!
Adam! Which continent are you on? Give us a clue!
Watch for updates later today!
On my way to Cleveland to see Monte/Tommy perform Saturday and meet up with lots of Glamberts!
Cannot wait to meet more of the Glam Fam!
|Adam Lambert featured on the Itunes Banner (Gay Pride)|
SYTYCD performances on utube. SO FUCKIN
PROUD OF UR TALENTED ASS!
(Approx 10:40 PM EST)
Sasha and girls last night on SYTYCD
tryin my hardest to be a rock star haha luv ya
|Dramatic enhancement in black and white of Adam Lambert during the Glam Nation tour|
Thanks to @catcherofdreamz
Yo Glamberts- I was thanking @AdamLambert for having a kind, thoughtful convo about my album, life, etc. last night. Didn't mean to confuse!
|Moscow fans gather with purple balloons for the Maxidrom Festival and Adam Lambert|
|Adam Lambert gives great tongue action at Maxidrom, Moscow, Russia|
|More beautiful shots of Adam tearing it up in leather at Maxidrom, Moscow, Russia|
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|Older picture of Adam Lambert in top hat during his "club kid" days|
Adam's Next Album may be available in Vinyl
Comments from RCA ED on Adam Official
Vinyl has made a comeback, even though 90% of units sold wind up framed on a wall instead of spinning in a record player (sad, but whatever!) and the volume of those "increased sales" still don't amount to more than 1-5% those of CD sales...and you know how far THOSE have dropped. Having said that, it's very likely that Adam's next album will be made available on vinyl through the AO store (see what we did for DC's store as an example: http://www.myplaydirect.com/david-cook/this-loud-morning-vinyl-/details/...) - just don't hold me to it because the world's vinyl supplies may vanish or the universe implode before then.
Social media numbers very definitely DO NOT equate with sales. This was true during MySpace's heyday and is true now, during Facebook's. Besides Gaga, you can look at Avril Lavigne and any number of artists boasting upwards of 20MM+ Facebook fans, whose sales amount to maybe 10% of that. Bottom line is that it takes much less effort to 'like' an artist than it does to download a track, never mind find a store that still carries CDs. Facebook's best chance of actually impacting sales will be to incorporate Spotify into their platform, so that you may be influenced to buy this song or that based on your friends listening habits. Stay tuned.
Used to be an album WOULD lose sales counting towards Soundscan if a certain retailer or anther discounted its price below a specified recommended minimum. Even last week, we were wondering whether Amazon's Gaga discount (an aggressive play to garner mass subscribers for their cloud music service) might fall into this category and void their part in Gaga's 1st week sales. But it seems that this was not the case, partly due to changing times and Soundscan rules, and partly to parallel legal issues relating to these recommended minimums equating with price fixing. Or something...don't quote me. In any case, they counted, but don't expect Amazon to play this hand again too often, if ever. Isolated, one-day sales will no doubt continue.
Lady Gaga's case is unique in many ways - primarily because everything is relatively unique during such fast-changing times, and also because hers was an EVENT album the likes of which we rarely see in today's music business. By that I mean that it was a social event, where people wanted to own it without having to hear all the music first, because her star is bright enough right now that "being there" was a big part of the consumer experience. This means her sales and the amount of partners willing to discount or support it in exchange for a "piece (real or perceived) of that EVENT are both exciting and possibly misleading. Everyone was there that week, but now what? What's the lasting impact, if any? Hence the 2nd week sales drop of 84%, and the possibility that, now that the EVENT has transpired, sales will crater unless she can deliver a true smash single or two.
Compare Gaga's example to that to an Adele, whose album has been selling large quantities steadily for months, based on the music itself (one single mega-smash) more so than hype, and you pretty much have the polar examples of musical success today. What's better? Heck, the best answer is that, both models are just fine, so long as they work! But their differences do bring up many questions about the potentially ephemeral nature of Gaga madness vs. the long-term career prospects for steady-as-she-goes Adele. Then again, both could crash and burn tomorrow due to the smallest public snafu, or in the long term as consumer perceptions and music market trends shift. Those shifts are happening on a faster scale every day, thanks to the web's communication strengths, so it'll be interesting to note how those forces affect our marketing decisions for Adam's next album, just 6 months from now.
There's no firm RCA DATE in that comment, by the way, just a ballpark I would personally like to see happen.
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|Sauli Koskinen with beard|
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|Beautiful fan art of Tommy Joe Ratliff "Angel in My Eyes"|
Here's what I had to say about Tommy one year ago!
"Can I just say that TJR is magical!
I have to admit I didn’t get the Tommy thing except for he is beautiful until I saw him up close and personal!
Since I had the opportunity to look into his eyes in Wilkes-Barre, I understand what Adam saw in him and why he absolutely had to be in the band even if he had to learn to play the bass to do it.
Tommy is amazing and I know you know cause so many of you keep asking for me to post more Tommy Joe!
Just wanted to say that!"
Two Screencaps from Hawaii thanks to @thefilmqueen
|Great screen captures of Adam Lambert and Tommy Joe Ratliff during Fever in Honolulu, Hawaii|
Two Incredible Pics from One year ago thanks to @catcherofdreamz
|Tommy Joe Ratliff checks out Adam Lambert. Fever, Glam Nation.|
|Adam Lambert caresses Tommy Joe Ratliff. Voodoo, Glam Nation.|
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Diamonds of the Rock God Part 1 and Part 2- Quotations from and About Adam Lambert
“I honestly believe he may be one of the greatest stars in our lifetimes, and I am jazzed thinking of how I will tell my grandchildren how it felt to see Adam for the first time on American Idol, when I was young.”
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Not Adam related but got a big laugh out of this one!