Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Sound Leisure

“I’m a survivor” – Chris Black returns to Sound Leisure

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Chris Black has confirmed he is back at the helm of Sound Leisure, after a five week period of illness caused by contracting Coronavirus in early April

Sound Leisure awarded Manufacturing Guild Mark

Sound Leisure Manufacturing Guild Mark
Sound Leisure has been awarded the UK Manufacturing Guild Mark demonstrating excellence in furnishing manufacturing, after a full audit of the company’s manufacture and business practices.

Sound Leisure and Soundnet’s vision for 2020

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Sound Leisure have announced new Milestones In Music upgrade and contactless kits for Vhub and Milestone.

Music makes the world buy rounds

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The UK’s most popular jukebox songs and artists show why customer spend and dwell time are in perfect harmony. Sound Leisure and TouchTunes explain why.

Sound Leisure invests in digital growth with Silkstone appointed as technical sales manager

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Sound Leisure has confirmed that industry veteran Tony Silkstone has been appointed to the newly created post of technical sales manager with..

North, South, M25: NSM continue UK-wide jukebox conversion

NSM Music Jukebox Conversion
NSM are continuing their commitment to speed, service and sustainability by supporting suppliers’ efforts to take Sound Leisure’s models online

Nigel French’s My TouchTunes

Leaving the cool 90s cassette collection of Parveen Sharma behind we enter springtime in the UK with the warmer tone of vinyl as Nigel French, Business Development Manager at Sound Leisure, steps up to the plate. Combining classic 45s from the 60s with era-defining LPs from the decades following, this selection of melodious memories is also the first in...

Sound Leisure secures Japanese market entry

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Sound Leisure has announced that it will be bringing its iconic installations to Japan for the first time through a distribution agreement with Flat 4. Sound Leisure, the world’s only manufacturer of vinyl-playing jukeboxes, has announced its entrance into the lucrative Japanese market with a showpiece distribution agreement worth almost £80,000. The family-owned firm has partnered with Flat 4, which will...

Jo Waterland’s My TouchTunes

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As we Cha Cha Slide away from Tony Glanville’s dancefloor centric playlist, things take a decidely guitar heavy lead this week. Jo Waterland, Sales Adminstrator at Sound Leisure, brings her years of jukebox savvy to the table as she plays puppet master with a unique rock line-up of rebel youths, prog aliens and sweet children... Jo got an early start...

Sound Leisure and TouchTunes announce details of Leeds ‘Demo Day’

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Sound Leisure and TouchTunes have issued an open invitation for operators to discuss the latest developments impacting the jukebox sector at a Demo Day taking place at Sound Leisure’s Leeds office on Thursday 18 October. The informal event, which starts at 10am, will feature representatives from Sound Leisure, Soundnet and TouchTunes who will be on hand to provide product overviews...

Norman Valente’s Playdium Picks

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With British summertime now in full swing after Linda Lindsay’s classic chart hits list, this week sees Norman Valente, Proprietor of Go Leisure, looking on the bright side, not looking back in anger and looking a bit fed up with the art of yodeling! Norman began his career in the gaming machine industry in the late 60s working with his...

Sound Leisure ships first jukebox to Royal Enfield in India

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Leeds-based Sound Leisure has recently supplied its first Vinyl Rocket Jukebox to India for the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe in Goa.   The Royal Enfield Garage Cafe has a motorcycle museum, a riding gear and apparel store, motorcycle sales and service area and a full-service restaurant. “This is the first of what we hope will be many of our jukeboxes...

Sound Leisure joins Czech museum of jukeboxes and amusements

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Sound Leisure, a manufacturer of classic jukeboxes, has provided some of its most iconic machines to a new museum in the Czech Republic.   Described as a “time travel museum” by its founder Ronnie Seunig, Terra Technica is divided into eras, from the late 19th century through to the present day. The museum covers 8,500sqm, featuring machines and other relevant items from...

Mike Ansell and Sound Leisure create exclusive Sgt. Pepper jukebox

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Industry veteran Mike Ansell of Lordsvale and Jingle Games has signed a worldwide licence agreement with The Beatles’ company Apple Corps Ltd for a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club themed jukebox.   The limited edition jukebox will be manufactured by Sound Leisure and will be based on the company’s unique vinyl playing Rocket machine. Ansell said: “I am very pleased to be...

Alastair Tevendale calls time on life-long career in jukebox industry

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Alastair Tevendale, one of the most familiar faces in the jukebox industry, is retiring.   Tevendale was just 17 years old when he got his first job at High Fidelity. Fifty-four years later he is leaving his job as technical sales manager at Sound Leisure after a “wonderful career”, he said. “I joined Hi Fidelity Sound in Leeds aged 17,” Tevendale...

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...

TouchTunes commitment is sweet music to jukebox operators

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“The World’s Smartest Jukebox” is proving to be a hit with operators, especially with manufacturer TouchTunes’ new business model.   “A new period of opportunity for jukebox operators” is how Toby Hoyte, sales and marketing manager, TouchTunes UK, has described the visionary new commercial model introduced for the Playdium online jukebox. The combination of music charges pegged at just 18 percent of...

Sound Leisure installs tracks at St Pancras

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Sound Leisure has recently completed an unusual jukebox installation at London’s St Pancras International station.   The Leeds-based classic jukebox manufacturer has supplied a digital Rocket Jukebox with Milestones in Music technology, which has been placed under the South Eastern Trains platforms. The digital Rocket jukebox combines the latest technology with the stunning retro good looks and it has caused quite a...

Playdium Menu Management boosts play after passing of Chuck Berry

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The sad death of rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry has been reflected by the public’s demand to enjoy his music, reveals data from Playdium’s TouchTunes jukebox.   The power of the Playdium smart jukebox was put into sharp relief following the passing of Chuck Berry, one of the founding fathers of rock ’n’ roll, who died aged 90 years last...

Sparks to fly in jukebox sector following AMI’s buy out of NSM

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It’s all systems go in the jukebox world now, with added US investment and competitive spirit behind the UK’s two biggest suppliers. Joseph Ewens is looking forward to what the future holds for this sector.   2017 was already shaping up to be a pretty interesting year on many fronts, but it seems that we can now add the jukebox sector...

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

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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

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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...

Chris Black provides his take on future trends and partnering TouchTunes

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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...

Soundnet: Game changing Playdium is the industry’s smartest box

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The very first TouchTunes machine to be officially release in the UK continues to make waves across the county with both operators and consumers. TouchTunes is celebrating  ‘an enthusiastic and highly positive response’ to the launch of its Playdium  jukebox, which was unveiled to leading operators by TouchTunes CEO Charles Goldstuck, European managing director, Alan Newham, Simon Davis of Soundnet...

Sound Leisure’s Vinyl Rocket enters production

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Having announced earlier last year that it had begun work on an innovative new vinyl jukebox, manufacturer Sound Leisure has confirmed that the first models of the Vinyl Rocket went into production last month. Believed to be the world’s only vinyl-playing jukebox, the machine harks back to the long history of Sound Leisure’s family business and their success in producing...

Sound Leisure founder named in Top 100 Manufacturers

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Alan Black, founder of Sound Leisure, has been named as one of the top 100 manufacturers in the country. The Manufacturer Top 100 project, compiled by The Manufacturer magazine,  began in 2014 with an aim to dispel the myths surrounding the image of manufacturing and to provide a platform to publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the industry. “I am...

Playdium promotion is music to the ears for UK operators

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Sound Leisure is reporting a ‘superb response’ to the launch promotion it is running in support of TouchTunes’ Playdium, the smart, game-changing jukebox which was unveiled to UK music operators at the Amusement Coin-Op Show (ACOS) in London. The promotion offers operators the opportunity to purchase the Playdium at a launch offer price of £1,600, a saving of £400. The Playdium...

Playdium makes dazzling UK debut at Stamford Bridge

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Playdium, the smart jukebox which is widely regarded by US operators as representing the ‘next generation’ entertainment platform, was unveiled to an audience of UK operators at last week’s Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS), held at the home of Chelsea Football Club. The official UK launch was attended by many of the UK’s leading music operators and hosted by TouchTunes Chairman...

Music heavyweights to launch ground-breaking jukebox initiative at ACOS

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The forthcoming Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS), will serve as the backdrop for a major new partnership designed to reinvigorate the UK jukebox sector. The initiative will see Sound Leisure, Soundnet and TouchTunes, the world leader in digital jukebox technology, join forces to market the TouchTunes Playdium jukebox in the UK. The partnership will be officially launched at ACOS by TouchTunes Chairman...