Sound Leisure’s MD Chris Black discusses the Playdium jukebox, his 30 years in the industry and the challenges facing the sector in 2017.
TouchTunes, the world’s largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform with 75,000 social venues globally, has named Nick Hardy as its new Commercial Director for Europe.
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.
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.
Playdium is tapping in to the Spotify Generation with its huge library of tracks and rapid response to cultural events.
With a keen eye on how people’s music tastes and habits are changing, Soundnet director, Simon Davis, explains how parent company TouchTunes’ commitment to R&D is helping shape the future of the jukebox ecosystem.
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 and Sound Leisure’s Chris Black, at October’s ACOS exhibition held at Stamford Bridge.
The new 15% business model introduced by TouchTunes in support of its Playdium smart jukebox, is being heralded as the perfect way to refresh estates and to maximise income in the traditionally slower months for in venue, pay to play music.
The simplicity of installation offered by the TouchTunes Playdium jukebox, is proving to be a major bonus for operators. Marc Bird, Managing Director of Coventry based jukebox specialists, Leisureplay, believes the R&D commitment made by TouchTunes, recently estimated to be 20% of turnover by Chairman and CEO, Charles Goldstuck, has not only resulted in the creation of the industry’s smartest jukebox, but also one which delivers significant operational benefits.
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.