Articles by James Luck
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.
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 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…
Marc Bird, Managing Director of jukebox specialists, Leisureplay, believes the introduction of the TouchTunes’ Playdium provides a valuable new selling opportunity for operators and will help to stimulate interest in pay-to-play in venue music and push it much higher up the agenda of site owners.
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,…
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 and CEO, Charles Goldstuck, European Managing Director, Alan Newham, Simon Davis of Soundnet and Sound Leisure’s Chris Black.
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…