Showbiz Sandbox 362: What’s The Flipping Problem With Record Store Day?
April 17, 2017
This year’s Record Store Day is just days away, but what began as a way to support independent record stores has turned into a covert commercial endeavor for those reselling the event’s exclusive vinyl releases at exorbitant prices. Sal Nunziato, a former record store owner himself, joins us to discuss why he’s never been all that fond of the annual promotion.
These days Nunziato is a music blogger and drummer in the band the John Sally Ride. Their new album, “A New Set of Downs” will be released later this year, but in a unique twist, is already available on platforms such as Spotify and Soundcloud. He’ll tell us all about it.
Meanwhile, even though ESPN has lost 12 million subscribers in the past six years, the cable sports network is still very profitable, generating $11 billion per year for its owner, Disney. But with skinny cable bundles and online streaming eating into its subscriber base, ESPN is girding itself for an unknown future.
Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment news stories including the launch of YouTube TV, Spotify finally signs a new deal with a major record label, and Harry Potter wins big it at this year’s Olivier Awards.
Burning Wood – Sal Nunziato’s Blog
The John Sally Ride – A New Set of Downs
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves’ Pay Rises to $69.6M in 2016
‘Fate of the Furious’ Slows at Home but Roars Overseas
French Exhibitors Demand Netflix Release Its Cannes Movies in Theaters
The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn – BookFilter
Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night – BookFilter
‘Billions’ Star Challenges Emmys Male-Female Acting Categories
Advertisers Flee Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Show Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Bill O’Reilly to Take Vacation in Midst of Sexual Harassment Controversy
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Sets Olivier Awards Record
“Cursed Child” Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards, “Groundhog Day” Best Musical
Internet Closes In On TV as Asia Pacific Ad Revenues Hit US$170BN
YouTube TV Launches in Five Cities, Inks Deal With AMC Networks for Internet Skinny Bundle
Spotify’s New Universal Deal Allows Two-Week Paywall for New Releases
Mariah Carey Sets New Label Pact With Epic Records, Studio Album Coming This Year
Amazon Lands Streaming Rights to NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’
Disney Hit With Lawsuit Claiming ‘Zootopia’ Ripped Off ‘Total Recall’ Writer
‘Home Improvement’ Profits Lawsuit Against Disney Revived by Appeals Court
‘Duck Dynasty’ Creators Gain Edge in $100 Million Fight With ITV Studios
Live TV Dominates US Video Viewing
Carrie Fisher Will Not Appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
Writers Guild Promises Strike on May 2 If No Deal Is Reached
Writers Guild Talks Resume But Demands Are Triple the Studios’ Likely Offer
ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Paul O’Neill Dies at 61
‘Goodfellas’ Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus Dies at 81