Showbiz Sandbox 151: Is It Time To Move Your Music To The Cloud?

June 11, 2012


If anyone is going to struggle with managing their digital music collection it’s Bob Boilen, the creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, and a talented musician in his own right. Boilen created quite a stir a few weeks back when he announced he had just deleted all his music. Rather than keep tens-of-thousands of songs on his hard drive, Boilen has decided to move all his music to the cloud. He joins us for an in-depth conversation about the pros and cons of how we’ll all be listening to music in the future.

The 66th Annual Tony Awards were held over the weekend to honor this year’s best Broadway production and “Once”, based on the hit indie film, was the big winner this year taking home eight awards including Best Musical. Even host Neil Patrick Harris couldn’t liven up a lackluster show where the highlight was meant to be a number from a ten-year-old musical performed live from a Caribbean cruise ship.

When tickets went on sale recently for Justin Bieber’s upcoming tour they sold out all 48 shows in less than 60 minutes. Two concerts at Madison Square Garden sold out in 30 seconds. Yet, what might seem technically impossible at first becomes more understandable upon learning just how few tickets went on sale to the public.

We also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including a new way to measure book sales, Elvis will perform again as a hologram and the creation of a dance music giant.


‘Madagascar 3’ Dominates Competition Overseas, Opens to More Than $77 Million

‘Once’ Basks in Glow of 8 Tony Awards

Bob Boilen: I Just Deleted All My Music

A Concert Mogul Is Betting On Electronic Dance Music

Second Night of Electric Daisy Carnival Thwarted By High Winds

GM’s Idle Threat

Glenn Beck Inks New Five-Year, $100 Million Radio Deal

R.I.P. Zune

Upon Further (DVR) Review, ‘Modern Family’ Challenges ‘Idol’

Hosts Put The Brakes on NPR’s ‘Car Talk’

Forget the CDN Players, Netflix Is Caching Its Own Video

Elvis Lives On, At Least Digitally,0,633287.story

Joy Behar Joins Current TV

There’s No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)