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Showbiz Sandbox 546: The Best Music You’ve Never Heard — 100 Flop Albums

Musician Sal Maida and music writer Mitchell Cohen have been thumbing through record store bins for decades looking for great albums. Now they’ve teamed up to write “The White Label Promo Preservation Society: 100 Flop Albums You Oughta Know,” a book that dives deep into great music which doesn’t make the usual “best of” lists but is definitely worth a listen. Plus, they recruited a lot of their friends like Marshall Crenshaw, Peter Holsapple and Jim Farber.

Kevin Feige may be in charge of Marvel Studios but is a little puzzled too about how to add up streaming numbers. He mentioned that since Nielsen doesn’t publish streaming viewership he doesn’t know how to tell if “WandaVision” or “Loki” are hits. Could this be true? We find it a bit unlikely that Disney is hiding such data from Marvel.

Of course we also cover some of the week’s top entertainment headlines including Amazon Studios plans for diversity, Roku claims the Quibi shorts are actually popular after all and the “Book of Mormon” musical may get a rewrite when it reopens.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Finally Crosses $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office

‘F9’ Closing In On $300M Overseas Ahead Of Domestic Bow; ‘Quiet Place 2’ Hits $222M WW – International Box Office

‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Hits $17M 5-day Debut In Dull Father’s Day Weekend (Which Is Starving For A Pixar Movie)

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Signs Film Production Partnership With Netflix

‘Loki’ Launch A Home Run For Disney+; Marvel’s Kevin Feige “Still Learning” Streaming Success Metrics

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Tops Streaming Chart for Debut Weekend

‘The Book of Mormon’ announces Broadway return in November

The Book of Mormon: Why Aren’t More People Offended


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