Showbiz Sandbox 193: Getting The Scoop On Great Live Music

If you ever wonder whether you should really go see a new hype band perform live or want to warn friends not to bother with a legendary act’s latest reunion tour, then then you’ll be happy to learn about ShowScoop. The new social media website and mobile app bills itself as a “Yelp for concerts”. Company founder Micah Smurthwaite tells us how you’ll never have to see a bad show again and how bands can use the service to help promote their work.

We also have a complete rundown of BookExpo America, the largest North American trade show for book publishers. Held in New York City over the last week, Michael Giltz fills us in on the event, specifically detailing how digital technology has shaken up the industry.

Broadway’s best and brightest will be honored this weekend during the Tony Awards. Unfortunately, attendance at Broadway productions declined six percent over the past season, though revenue remained flat.

Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including Disney’s ambitious long-term release schedule, Dan Harmon’s return to “Community” and a request to shorten the length of movie trailers.


Foreign Box Office: ‘Hangover III’ Dominates Weekend With $82.3 Million

‘Fast & Furious 6’ Drives Universal Past $1 Billion Internationally,0,1296372.story

ShowScoop Launches Mobile App for Artist Tour Dates and Tour Reviews

Deezer Claims 4 Million Paying Subscribers & More Tracks Than Spotify

The State of Books: BEA 2013

BEA: The Show Evolves

Alpha House, Betas Go To Series

Disney and Pixar Will Release 15 Features Over Next 6 Years

Matt Smith Out, Search On For Next Doctor

‘Good Morning America’ Wins First May Sweep In Almost 20 Years

Theater Owners Seek New Rules On Trailers

Dan Harmon Will Be Showrunner for Community Again In Final Season

Bon Jovi Drops Concert Fee For Crisis-Hit Spain

HBO’s ‘Behind The Candelabra’ Hits Near-Decade Viewership Record

Sue Mengers Play Proves Good Bette For Investors; Why Doesn’t Hollywood Report When Movies Turn Profitable?

Broadway Attendance Fell Six Percent This Season

Lou Reed Underwent Life-saving Liver Transplant Last Month

  • mgiltz

    Showbiz Sandbox discusses the upcoming Tony Awards. I’ve got a bet with a friend about whether “Matilda” or “Pippin” will win more Tonys. I’m rooting for “Matilda” but I think I’m going to have a bad night. If the fans are any indication, it should be a big night for “Kinky Boots” and “Pippin.”