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 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.
One of the highlights of the consumer experience is the easy and intuitive way you navigate the screens and find the music you want to play, and this helps explains its popularity on site, according to Paul Purcell, principal of Warrington-based, Amusement Leisure. Purcell, who operates a range of equipment including jukeboxes, fruit machines and…