You know how Lady Gaga topped Billboard this year by selling her album, Born This Way, for only a dollar on Amazon? Well, that will no longer happen–at least the topping Billboard part– as Billboard has changed the rules regarding album sale prices and appearing on Billboard. Basically, no album can be considered unless it is sold for at least $3.50, which is still super cheap, but will prevent any stat boosting by selling your album for a buck.
This isn’t that big of a deal, but it changes labels’ marketing and pricing schemes. [DS]