Copyright law isn't broke, but it needs private enterprises to find solutions, such as the landmark Clear Channel-Big Machine deal last week, or EMI's partnership with Corbis' GreenLight Music. Elsewhere, Amazon is offering mp3 incentives in exchange for slower shipping, and album sales now compared with 2007.
As previously reported, Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, country superstar Brad Paisley is yet again denied at No. 1 album as he arrives at No. 2 behind Mother Monster with "This Is Country Music," bowing with 153,000.