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Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour rakes in the dough!

As you know, Lady Gaga is in the midst of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ world tour and is only 8 stops in. She kicked off the tour in Seoul, South Korea, then jumped over to Hong Kong for 4 shows, then stopped in Japan for 3 show dates, all of which were sold out shows.

According to Billboard’s Current Boxscore on their website, in just these first 8 stops of her tour, Lady Gaga has grossed $29.3 million in ticket sales from the tour. That’s almost 30 million dollars, and Mother Monster is just getting started. Now remember, gross sales mean that is the amount she made from ticket sales total, without taking into consideration her costs, etc. from the tour. The actual number Mother Monster gets to keep herself is probably a fraction of this.

The ticket prices at these first 8 tour stops ranged from $33 to $312 American dollars. All in all, it’s a good year to be a Mother Monster. Lady Gaga reportedly made $90 million last year, including $30 million from Twitter alone. We’re sure she’ll surpass $90 mill this year, and she deserves it. What do you think of these numbers, is it too high? Tell us by leaving a comment below, see ya next time.

Source: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/charts/currentboxscore.jsp

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Famous photog to the stars, Terry Richardson, unveils first exclusive Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour photos! Hey Little Monsters, you’re watching ClevverMusic. As you know, Mother Monsters is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and new photos of the tour have emerged. Longtime Gaga collaborator, Terry Richardson, has finally shared on his blog, his behind-the-scenes pics of his time with Gaga in Seoul, South Korea.

Unlike the photos the controversial photographer previously published of Mother Monster, the newly surfaced pics do not include Gaga drinking or making out with a mannequin. We do get an inside vision of Gaga’s elaborate costumes, the BTWB tour castle, and even Gaga sleeping.

Our favorite photo is of Gaga giving Terry a big smooch on the cheek. Take a look at the photos yourself, by clicking the link in the description, and tell us which picture is your favorite! Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more music updates. By Little Monsters!g to the stars, Terry Richardson, unveils first exclusive Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour photos! Hey Little Monsters, you’re watching ClevverMusic. As you know, Mother Monsters is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and new photos of the tour have emerged. Longtime Gaga collaborator, Terry Richardson, has finally shared on his blog, his behind-the-scenes pics of his time with Gaga in Seoul, South Korea.

Unlike the photos the controversial photographer previously published of Mother Monster, the newly surfaced pics do not include Gaga drinking or making out with a mannequin. We do get an inside vision of Gaga’s elaborate costumes, the BTWB tour castle, and even Gaga sleeping.

Our favorite photo is of Gaga giving Terry a big smooch on the cheek. Take a look at the photos yourself, by clicking the link in the description, and tell us which picture is your favorite! Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more music updates. By Little Monsters!

If you thought Lady Gaga’s tour controversy was over, you were dead wrong! Hey guys, you’re tuned in to your news source, Electric Chapel. Lady Gaga is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour, and the controversy is far from over. After facing the wrath of Christian protestors and from the Government in South Korea, Gaga will face similar opposition when her tour stops in Indonesia.

While the protestors in South Korea condemned Gaga for promoting “unhealthy sexual culture” through “lewd lyrics and performance,” Indonesian Muslims will take it a step further. These protestors are more concerned with Mother Monster’s alleged dealings with the devil.

A spokesperson for the Islamic Defenders’ Front told The Wall Street Journal, “Lady Gaga insults all religions. Even Christians in Korea opposed her. She is promoting the worship of Satan.” Chairman of the Islamic Defender’s Front went further by telling an Islamic newspaper, “If you want chaos in Jakarta, just continue to hold the concert.” We don’t think Gaga is opposed to chaos, but this doesn’t sound like the kind of chaos we’d like at a Monster Ball.

As of now, the June 3 show in the Nation’s capital is forging ahead as scheduled. What do you think of this controversy? Is it totally uncalled for or valid? Leave a comment, and follow Electric Chapel for more Gaga news. See ya!

More rumors coming out of the infamous hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes today, this time claiming that Apple will release a 7-inch iPad in August, a new iPhone in September, and a 10-inch iPad later in the year, according to sources within Apple’s supply chain. This isn’t the first time we have heard rumors about a 7- to 8-inch iPad, but most speculation has pointed towards a 7.85-inch iPad.

Pegatron Technology reportedly has landed orders for a new-generation iPhone to be launched in September and a 10-inch iPad to be launched in the fourth quarter, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Pegatron is currently an OEM for the iPhone 4S and new iPad.

While the 10-inch iPad and new iPhone will be manufactured in part by Pegatron Technology, the report claims that Foxconn will be responsible for production of the 7-inch iPad later in the year. While talk of a 7-inch iPad and launch of a new iPhone in September are not unheard of, the 10-inch iPad definitely seems less likely. All we know for certain is that Apple definitely has something up their sleeves for the remainder of 2012.

Imagine you’re sitting on an airplane, and your iPhone suddenly explodes in your hands. That’s exactly what happened last November, when an iPhone was left shattered and glowing red after self-combusting on an airplane that had just touched down in Sydney, Australia. The incident raised discussions about the safety of these batteries on flights, since this was a dangerous situation that could easily be repeated purposefully for the wrong reasons. But, the cause of the problem is probably not what you would expect.

Australian government officials have concluded their investigation of the incident, and have determined that the cause of the combustion was due to a loose screw that managed to puncture the iPhone’s battery after a faulty screen replacement procedure by an unauthorized service center.

The loose screw made its way to the battery casing and punctured it, which created a short circuit and caused the battery to overheat. Thankfully, nobody was hurt on the airplane; however, it is still a big reminder of the dangers that can be associated with carrying electronic equipment on flights. Do you fly with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad?

When you hear stories about independent App Store developers becoming extremely successful, you might think that the App Store is a viable business and something that can easily provide you with extra income. But, according to a recent survey by marketing firm App Promo, it is actually quite difficult to release apps that become successful.

The survey shows that “59 percent of apps don’t break even, and 80 percent of developers can’t sustain a business on their apps alone.” The fact that there is over 600,000 apps available on the App Store could be a contributing reason for the difficulties that developers face, since there is limited visibility for the apps that they release. That is, of course, unless they are dedicated to an  extensive — and expensive — marketing pitch.

“Over the years I have seen visibility of applications I’ve worked on greatly reduced,” developer Pat McCarron told Ars. “Right now your app is likely not going to be found if you never break the Top 100 or Top 200 lists. Users won’t navigate forever down the list of top apps to find yours sitting lonely at the bottom.”

Rogue Amoeba’s Paul Kafasis agreed that the App Store has become more of a lottery, and less a chance for small developers to succeed along with well-established companies.

“The App Store is very much like the lottery, and very few companies are topping the charts,” Kafasis told Ars. “It’s a hit-based business. Much like music or book sales, there are a few huge winners, a bigger handful of minor successes, and a whole lot of failures.”

To release an app to the App Store, you must be an official registered developer with Apple, a program that costs $100 to enroll in. Have you ever released, or considered developing, an App Store app?

There have been multiple reports lately claiming that Apple will incorporate Liquidmetal in the next iPhone. Some sources asserted that a new iPhone would be launching at this year’s WWDC in June and that it would be using the “amorphous metal alloys” that Liquidmetal Technologies has. There were then some mockups of what this could look like (picture above), followed by an interview with Liquidmetal inventor Atakan Peker at Business Insider, in which he said that Apple is not yet ready to use the technology.

In the interview, Peker says that the rumors of Apple using such technology in their upcoming products — the MacBook was the device in question — was unlikely. This doesn’t mean that the iPhone is out of the question, but Peker says a MacBook unibody “will take two to four years more years to implement.”

Q: I’ve heard rumors that future MacBooks from Apple could use Liquidmetal casing, what would that be like? Is it likely to happen?

A: Given the size of MacBook and scale of Apple products, I think it’s unlikely that Liquidmetal casing will be used in MacBooks in the near term. It’s more likely in the form of small component such as a hinge or bracket. A MacBook casing, such as a unibody, will take two to four more years to implement.