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Lady Gaga
BSAD 685: Services Marketing

Byron Emerson
Summary: Lady Gaga, an artist that was finally getting a break and beginning to make a name for herself in this hectic, vicious shark tank Americans call the music industry, had a very tough decision to make for her upcoming tour. Her singles, visuals and social responsibility were major drivers to her building success and she was becoming very marketable as far as image goes. The public accepted her amazing voice, talented dancing, and loved how active she was in communities around the world. It attracted the idea to co-headline a tour with one of the most influential and pioneering sound and figure in urban music. The best of both worlds would tour the world and sell out venues. It was a perfect match because both were monster names, well-known in fashion, complete opposites, but complemented one another in such an artistic way. Kanye West has been known for his public outbursts and arrogance towards the media/paparazzi when his life spiraled with the sudden death of his mother, Donda West. Even though it was a half-decade ago, Kanye was also still repairing his image for his outburst on MTV in 2005. West, stood along-side with Mike Myers in a relief campaign on national television and uttered “George W. Bush doesn’t care about Black people.” This was in response that the then President and federal relief team reacted to Hurricane Katrina in a form that didn’t seem efficient. Fast forward to the 2009 VMAs and Lady Gaga is set to win three of them. A highly intoxicated and distorted Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift, an 18 year-old country star who just won her first ever VMA, by jumping on the stage, requesting her microphone and claimed that “Beyonce Knowles had the one of the best music videos of all time.” Taylor wasn’t able to say a word before the exit music began to play (she also had…...

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