Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Jukeboxes

Our most important task is to ensure we can supply the jukes as easily as possible for the customer … I think we have done this

Toby Hoyte Soundnet TouchTunes
For Toby Hoyte at Soundnet TouchTunes lockdown, for all its ills, provided a unique opportunity for positive action. He explains how the company has risen to the challenge and adapted for the better.

My TouchTunes: Natasha Goldstein-Opasiak

My Touchtunes Natasha Goldstein-Opasiak
Soundnet's Senior Client Co-Ordinator, Natasha Goldstein-Opasiak, brings a distinctly millennial edge to this week’s My Touchtunes playlist. Her..

ACOS kick starts NSM’s 2020 vision

Alex Kirby NSM Music ACOS
For those ready to embrace changes in business, trend and technology, the year ahead is packed full of exciting opportunities, so says NSM Music's Alex Kirby.

Tony Silkstones’ My Touchtunes

Tony Silkstone My TouchTunes
My Touchtunes: This week sees Tony Silkstone, Technical Sales manager at Sound Leisure take us where drinks are free! With a set of music memories ranging..

TouchTunes announce fixed fee option at less than V-Hub rate

TouchTunes, jukeboxes, V-Hub rate, angelina
Operators will be able to secure the Angelina, the world’s most advanced jukebox, at a weekly cost that’s below that for the V-Hub, the iconic juke that was launched seven years ago. Confirming the ground-breaking deal, TouchTunes sales and marketing manager, Toby Hoyte said: “We recognise the importance of delivering terms that meet the needs of the UK market. Alongside...

TouchTunes highlight power of technology as Playdium enjoys market leading status

Toby Hoyte
The Playdium, regarded as the world’s smartest jukebox, accounted for more than 50 percent of new UK sales in the last 12 months, a feat that sales and marketing manager Toby Hoyte is attributing to a combination of technology and terms. Expanding on his argument, Hoyte told Coinslot: “Operators are looking for products that deliver enhanced cash box figures and...

Playdium brings BGM to the fore

The effective programming of background music has been described as one of the music sector’s unsung skills by Carl Adams, technical service representative at TouchTunes. Adams is well qualified to comment on how music is being used as part of the customer experience, ensuring he visits all new TouchTunes customers and is instrumental in their first installation of a Playdium...

TouchTunes celebrates 7 years with Teenage Cancer Trust

TouchTunes Teenage Cancer Trust
TouchTunes, the world leader in digital jukebox technology, is celebrating another year of partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust. TouchTunes has been supplying music for over 40 jukeboxes in their units in hospitals and clinics throughout the UK since 2011.

Repeat orders underpin Playdium sales success

Coinslot Playdium Jukebox TouchTunes
Sales of Playdium, widely recognised as the UK’s best performing jukebox with income figures 25 percent above the industry average, are being driven by a buoyant level of repeat orders that are being placed by operators of all sizes.   According to figures released by TouchTunes, the proportion of repeat orders registered during Q1 of 2018 account for a significant 40...

NSM ready for the here and now

Coinslot NSM Music
  Bringing its modern jukebox solutions to the Irish Gaming Show as part of the Q Leisure stand, NSM’s presence was not to be underestimated despite its smaller show floor footprint.   Whilst the early year trade shows allow grandstands the space to showcase rafts of machine placements, Ireland's premier gaming expo provides those in attendance with a more focused, interpersonal space...

Playdium momentum elevates status of the jukebox

Toby Hoyte, sales and marketing manager at TouchTunes, believes the extra cash box income generated by the Playdium jukebox has meant that many operators are looking at their jukebox business in a new light leading to enhanced investment in the sector.   Reflecting on a successful showing at EAG, Hoyte said: “The no fixed music fee business model means that operators...

Go your own way: How JayBox are giving jukebox operators more control

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Ten years into the market and JayBox is sticking to its twin strategies of standing out from competitors and listening to customers. For 2018, the company is introducing software that will allow for more flexibility in their jukeboxes - satisfying both business ideals.   JayBox, a touch-screen digital jukebox manufacturer, will be rolling out new upgrades over the coming months...

Leisureplay conclude 100 Playdium order

Marc Bird and Toby Hoyte agree the 100 order Playdium deal Leisureplay
TouchTunes has confirmed the conclusion of a deal with Leisureplay which will see the specialist independent operator add a further 100 Playdium jukeboxes to its estate.   The deal, which was discussed at October’s ACOS and finalised last week, is the latest breakthrough order for what is widely regarded as being the industry’s smartest and most successful jukebox. Toby Hoyte, TouchTunes’ Sales...

Orders up 30 percent as operators embrace new Playdium deal

Coinslot Playdium Jukebox TouchTunes
  TouchTunes has confirmed that UK sales of its Playdium jukebox have increased by 30 percent following the launch of ground breaking terms, which include the abolition of fixed music fees and the introduction of deferred payments of just £14.50/week.   Toby Hoyte, TouchTunes’ sales and marketing manager, said: “These are fantastic terms for what is the very best jukebox in the...

NSM continuing success after acquisition

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There’s reason to be cheerful at Leeds-based jukebox specialists, NSM Music, as the company counts a positive year for sales, conversions, and the successful implementation of cashless payment into its systems.   Following the acquisition by AMI, the company has quashed any rumours that it would be retiring the NSM Music brand, and has instead continued a rapid upward trajectory. “We promised,...

Jukebox giant NSM Music growing

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Increased jukebox sales, conversions, upgrades and the introduction of cashless payment is creating another record year for Leeds-based NSM Music. ‘We promised, when we were acquired by music and video entertainment market leader AMI Entertainment Network at the start of the year, that it would pave the way for exciting new products and services for our customers, and that the...

Playdium strikes a chord in venues from Inverness to Ipswich

The TouchTunes Playdium Jukebox
TouchTunes has confirmed strong performance figures across the length and breadth of the UK for its Playdium jukebox based on the latest real-time data.   TouchTunes’ Playdium, which has harnessed the power of technology to boost income and put the jukebox firmly back on the map, has avoided 'M25 Syndrome' and is performing well in venues the length and breadth of...

EAG 2017 report – Sound Leisure: Bringing jukeboxes to a new generation

Coinslot Sound Leisure
Jukebox specialists Sound Leisure brought their eye-catching free standing jukeboxes to EAG as part of a stand that showcased the company’s ground-breaking partnership with TouchTunes and Soundnet. Sound Leisure brought the latest in jukebox technology to EAG, showcasing a concise sampling from its considerable portfolio of digital and classic free-standing jukeboxes. Of particular note was the the Digital 1015 which features...

Changes to Sound Leisure shareholding

Coinslot Sound Leisure
Black family confirms 100% shareholding. Sound Leisure, has confirmed that it has acquired the 50% of shares previously held by the family of co-founder Eddie Moss. Alan Black and Eddie Moss established Sound Leisure in 1978 and built the business up to become the pre-eminent supplier of jukeboxes in the UK, to the consumer and retail trade. Eddie Moss died in...

Jaybox confirms commiment to operator profits by absorbing new year costs

Coinslot Jaybox Jukebox
A new year often means an increase in costs for operators, however, jukebox manufacturer Jaybox has absorbed an increase in licence fees and committed to its fixed-fee policy. Jaybox has announced there will be no increase in fees this year as the company continues to follow its simple business model; provide the best machines with the best music catalogue so...

Playdium penetration over 20% ahead of schedule

Coinslot Nick Hardy Playdium
TouchTunes’ Nick Hardy highlights how Playdium smart jukebox forecasts are ahead of pre-launch figures. On the back of what he described as a ‘hugely positive and encouraging' three days at EAG, Nick Hardy, newly appointed Commercial Director Europe at TouchTunes, has stated that based on post-show levels of operator commitment, sales of the Playdium smart jukebox are now 20% ahead of...

AMI Entertainment Network purchase NSM Music Group

Coinslot, NSM , Alex Kirby
U.S. based entertainment network to invest in innovations for European Jukebox market. A major shift in the dynamics of the European jukebox industry has seen the acquisition of NSM Music Group Ltd. by US-based AMI Entertainment Network, a leading provider of music and video entertainment solutions to the nightclub and bar industry. AMI has been designing and manufacturing jukeboxes for almost...

Playdium in tune with operators– states Hardy

Coinslot TouchTunes Nick Hardy Soundnet
The Playdium jukebox, developed by TouchTunes and launched into the UK three months ago, has established itself as the online jukebox of choice, taking more money than any competitive product in the market. Described as the ‘game-changing’ jukebox, Playdium was one of the main talking points at EAG as the industry debated ways in which the music sector can engage...

Updates announced for MIM and VHub in 2017

Coinslot VHUB Simon Davis Soundnet
Soundnet used its appearance at EAG to announce the launch of a series of new improvements to the MIM and VHub jukeboxes. Updates will soon be available as a USB memory stick, which  will enable operators to add multiple updates together making any catch up much quicker onsite or back at the office for stock items. Soundnet will also be introducing new...

Innovation and market knowledge are keys to rejuvenation

Coinslot Playdium Jukebox TouchTunes
TouchTunes believe that the introduction and deployment of the Playdium smart jukebox by Sound Leisure will kick start the process of rejuvenating the UK market. TouchTunes European managing director, Alan Newham, is confident that the new TouchTunes jukebox is exactly what the UK market ordered: “TouchTunes commitment to product innovation and features that are developed specifically to increase operator and...

Jukebox manufacturer Jaybox sets out its three-pronged formula for success

Coinslot Jaybox Jukebox
Jukebox manufacturer Jaybox sets out its three-pronged formula for success: Design the best jukebox on the market, provide a excellent music catalogue, and maximise customer profits. Started by managing director Graham Bolderson in 2002, Jaybox jukeboxes feature in arcades, pubs and bars across the country and the company is now one of the largest suppliers of Jukeboxes in the UK....

Chris Black provides his take on future trends and partnering TouchTunes

Coinslot Chris Black Playdium Launch
In an exclusive interview, Sound Leisure's MD Chris Black discusses the Playdium jukebox, his 30 years in the industry and the challenges facing the sector in 2017. In the period that you have been working in the jukebox industry how have you seen the dynamics of the market change? 2017 is my 31st year in the industry and as you can...

A new dimension for Simon Davis at Soundnet

Coinslot Simon Davis Soundnet
As Soundnet revels in the launch of its parent company’s Playdium jukebox, director Simon Davis discusses how being part of the larger TouchTunes family has helped the company grow and what we should look forward to in 2017.   Coinslot Review: What trends have you noticed in the kind of music that's popular with jukebox and BGM customers during 2016? Simon...

Music, atmosphere, marketing

Coinslot, NSM, EAG, jukeboxes, Alex Kirby, music, Storm,
A long standing supporter of EAG International, NSM Music is planning an exciting presentation for visitors to stand 310 at EAG 2017.   NSM Music’s heritage stretches back to the middle of the last century and the company is aiming to build on that heritage and apply new technologies to design, develop and manufacture for the next generation of digital jukeboxes,...

Music success ‘on demand’

Coinslot, Soundnet, music, Simon Davis, Playdium, jukeboxes,TouchTunes,
The brave new world of music consumption has well and truly arrived. Soundnet’s Simon Davis explains how the new company’s strategy and the new Playdium jukebox is well positioned to take advantage of this new paradigm.   The primary demographic for jukeboxes has changed dramatically over the past five years, as the young people who frequent pubs and bars where jukeboxes...