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Carl Adams’ My TouchTunes

Carl Adams
Following a classic roster of hits from Phil Silver, we journey inside the jukebox to discover which songs bring joy to a technician’s ear. This week, Carl Adams, Technical Service Representative at TouchTunes, reels off some unique picks encompassing Britpop, cartoon crabs and Tim Lovejoy on a guitar... Carl has been active in the industry for more than a decade...

‘My TouchTunes’ supports launch of the world’s most advanced jukebox

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The fortnightly Coinslot music feature created and sponsored by TouchTunes has been rebranded as‘My TouchTunes’ coinciding with renewal of the agreement with GB Media and the UK launch of the Angelina, the latest ground breaking jukebox to come out of the TouchTunes stable. Developed in conjunction with Sound Leisure in order to meet the specific needs of the UK market,...

Phil Silver’s Playdium Picks

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After Quentin Stott’s recent championing of new kids in town, The Eagles, it’s time to go a bit more Radio 3 or 4 according to our latest selector. This week industry veteran, Phil Silver, brings a classic edge to Playdium Picks with some classic rock, classic beers and even some classic Hollywood choreography... Phil has had one foot in the...

NSM Music launch Lightning, the next generation of digital jukebox

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Designed with an industry wishlist of demands in-hand, NSM Music has launched Lightning into the jukebox market - striking success with both operators and music fans alike. Leeds-based jukebox manufacturer NSM Music has launched Lightning - the next generation of digital jukebox - into the marketplace,delivering on a wishlist of demands from operators around the country. Created with 100 percent new...

Tony Boulton’s Playdium Picks

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Following Mike Clokie’s musical pilgrimage across genres, this week Tony Boulton, Managing Director of Project, raises the stakes with a mega pot of stone cold classics from Guinness World Record breaking prog rock to female empowerment disco anthems Tony Boulton, who launched Project alongside co-founder Ramon de Beneducci, is one of the most respected personalities in the industry and an...

Mike Clokie’s Playdium Picks

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Channelling the rebellious side of Gabi Stergides’ previous musical journey, this week Mike Clokie, Managing Director at E-Service, brings a punk rock sensibility to Playdium Picks as he blurs the musical lines between bubblegum pop, new wave art-rock, post-punk and... Barry Manilow? Mike has been a part of the industry for over 30 years, starting out with a cashless vending...

Gabi Stergides chooses his Playdium playlist

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In recent weeks we’ve seen a diverse set of musical picks from the 60s, 70s and 80s including Peter Hannibal’s rock tinged selections, now Gabi Stergides, Bacta’s youngest ever National President, brings us full tilt into the 90s and noughties with big beats, rebellious anthems and globe-trotting robot DJs! Gabi Stergides grew up in the UK arcade and amusements sector...

PPL PRS Ltd launched for streamlined music licensing

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The UK’s two music licensing companies, PPL and PRS for Music, have launched their joint venture to create one single company - PPL PRS Ltd - to administer the licensing of music used in public, known as “public performance”. It has been launched to provide customers with a streamlined service,a single point of contact, and one licence covering both companies’...

Playdium offer helps operators secure top earning digital gaming sites

The digital AWP's ‘coming of age’ as evidenced by the success of products such as King of Games, iPub, Casino King and Games Master is seemingly having a positive knock-on effect for other technology driven non-gaming products.   According to feedback from operators, the enhanced performance of digital gaming terminals and the importance of catering for technology savvy players has paved...

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...

NSM Music offers key upgrade and conversion

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NSM Music has announced an enhanced conversion and upgrade for the Sound Leisure MIM and V Hub 32” models.   “Initially we offered a new hard drive and memory upgrade, bringing enormous benefits,” says NSM Music Sales Manager Alex Kirby. “But now we’ve gone a step further, with the option to add a completely new PC.” Alex says that upgrading means users...

AMI Entertainment sold to US investment firm

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After acquiring NSM Music Group earlier this year, AMI Entertainment Network has in turn been bought off itself by the investment firm Gores Group in a bid to further expand into the digital jukebox market.   AMI Entertainment Network, the parent company of NSM Music Group, has been acquired by a US investment firm. On 27 July, the Gores Group (headquarters pictured),...

Hardy – continuing to hit the high notes with TouchTunes

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Nick Hardy has enjoyed a high profile career which has included senior marketing and leadership roles working for a variety of well known gaming, entertainment and media brands. His latest position, confirmed in January, continues in the same vein, helping to drive the European business development strategy for TouchTunes, the world’s largest invenue interactive music and entertainment platform.   You were...

Music experts state Oasis appeal will ‘Live Forever’

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Oasis have been crowned unofficial 'Kings of the Jukebox' following a spike in plays of the band’s signature anthem, Don’t Look Back In Anger.   The play data, which has been compiled by TouchTunes UK, the jukebox industry experts, saw the track once again re-enter the UK jukebox charts, 21 years after it was released as the fourth single from their...

Playdium now royalty-only as TouchTunes takes progressive stance

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Reacting to the wants and needs of the market, TouchTunes has confirmed the change from a fixed fee payment structure to that of a cashbox sharing revenue model for its Playdium smart jukebox.   Following extensive consultation with stakeholders across the UK industry, and set against the immense pressure on operators to invest heavily in digital gaming products, TouchTunes has confirmed...

Music Maker: MAGIX tops 100,000 downloads

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The music software Music Maker by MAGIX has confirmed it has reached over 100,000 downloads by new beat producers in just two months.   The first free version of the Music Maker, MAGIX software has reached over 100,000 downloads since it was launched it was introduced. The fully functioning DAW software provides music enthusiasts with the ability to get into digital music...

TouchTunes and PlayNetwork complete merger

Ross Honey, President & CEO of TouchTunes, merger
The TouchTunes and PlayNetwork merger will see the combined company gain global scale and resources to accelerate innovation for music and branded entertainment media experiences.   TouchTunes and PlayNetwork have announced the completion of their previously disclosed merger to create the global market leader for music and branded entertainment media experiences. The merger joins two industry leaders and their complementary expertise to...

Changes to Sound Leisure shareholding

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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...

Music, atmosphere, marketing

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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’

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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...

TouchTunes CEO outlines the smart approach to music

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CEO of TouchTunes, Charles Goldstuck, discusses the UK jukebox industry, parallels between the UK and US markets and the albums he can’t live without. Charles Goldstuck is an entrepreneur, investor, and business operator, and is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the world’s largest out of home interactive digital entertainment network, spanning over 70,000 locations. Prior...

Soundnet ‘on the ball’ this summer with Euro 2016 playlist

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Following a summer of sun and football, Soundnet’s Toby Hoyte has revealed the top 10 tracks from the Euro 2016 playlist, as well as offering insight into regional jukebox preferences. How has the jukebox sector fared over the summer? I would say this summer has been ‘steady to good’ for jukebox income. Obviously the school holidays and periods of decent weather...

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