Is Lady Gaga an artist?

Sure, she can play piano. She’s got some song­writing talent, too. But music isn’t what comes to mind when the former Ste­fani Ger­man­otta is dis­cussed. Instead, it’s the attention-​​getting antics: The con­tro­ver­sial videos. The in-​​your-​​face sex­u­ality. The crazy con­certs. The meat dress.

Is it about the music, or the Fame Monster?

The whole idea of a top-​​down market is gone,” says David Her­lihy, a music and law pro­fessor at Boston’s North­eastern University.

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