The Wall Street Journal
For all the dramatic shifts in technology that have changed the ways we listen to music, not a lot has changed – geographically speaking, at least. In May, the WSJ illustrated the differences in song preferences in New York by using data from e-jukeboxes. The visualization acted as a social lens, peering into the character and musical tastes of different neighborhoods, which may have developed from cultural and regional influences. But what if we were to zoom that lens onto Charlotte, Dallas or San Francisco?
The Digital Place Based Advertising Association today announced that TouchTunes, which it said is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment network in North America, has become the latest addition to the trade organization's membership ranks. TouchTunes earlier this year announced the launch of Attract Media, a new digital out-of-home activation platform for advertisers and publishers to connect with millennial consumers in more than 60,000 social venues nationwide.
The Wall Street Journal
Manhattan’s East Village loves Beyonce. Staten Island jams to the Zac Brown Band. And in Hell’s Kitchen, a nearly 18-year-old Shania Twain song still has people dancing. With jukeboxes now Internet-enabled and app-accessible to vast song libraries, it’s possible to create a visual map of the tunes New Yorkers seek out, by location.
When digital jukebox maker TouchTunes rolled out Attract Media (“a digital-out-of-home activation platform”) last week, the focus was predominantly on direct sales.
TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment network in North America, announced today the launch of Attract Media, a new digital out-of-home activation platform for advertisers and publishers to connect with millennial consumers in over 60,000 social venues nationwide. The announcement is the next step in the company’s evolution to create an unprecedented level of interaction between brands and consumers.
Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. ("Searchlight") today announced that funds managed by Searchlight have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Inc. ("TouchTunes" or the "Company"), the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 71,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe.
With 2014 drawing to a close, it's not just Billboard that's busy working on its year-end charts. Digital jukebox leader TouchTunes announced its annual top-played songs and artists Wednesday (Dec. 10) for jukeboxes across North America and Europe. If you ever doubted the combination of alcohol and country music, doubt no more.
Effective advertising is all about maximizing touchpoints. Now, Thrillist Media Group (TMG), the men’s digital media company, and TouchTunes, operator of interactive entertainment kiosks that users control via mobile devices, are partnering to introduce a first-of-its kind cross-platform ad solution that runs across mobile, Web, social, email and TouchTunes’ network of 60,000 bars and restaurants throughout the U.S.
Digital jukebox operator TouchTunes announced another win with the addition of its network to Kinetic’s Active Exchange, making its lifestyle venues audiences available for programmatic buying to big advertising clients via Kinetic parent company WPP. Through the deal with Kinetic, TouchTunes’ digital ad inventory will be accessible to WPP ad clients through Kinetic Active, a full-service in-house shop launched by Kinetic in May 2014 to offer clients creative development, special builds, experiential, proximity media strategy and buying, mobile activation and social engagement, among other services.
MovieTickets.com has partnered with TouchTunes to promote upcoming movies and sell tickets, the companies said Tuesday. TouchTunes provides jukeboxes for over 60,000 bars and restaurants across North America, which will allow the online ticketer to attract a lot of eyeballs. Customers will be able to learn more about new releases, as well as purchase tickets on the jukeboxes that TouchTunes operates as well as its mobile app.
SoundHound, the pioneering company in sound recognition and search technologies, and TouchTunes have partnered to give SoundHound users control of the music in more than 60,000 bars and restaurants.
TouchTunes, the largest interactive entertainment platform in North America, and Photo Finish Records, a joint venture label with Republic Records (a division of Universal Music Group) are joining forces in search of America's next big talent. The TouchTunes 2014 Breakout Band contest will take place this summer and allow unsigned artists a chance to win a single release with Photo Finish Records, as well as $3,000 and a national music promotion on TouchTunes.
TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Soundnet, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of audio and visual content to bars, clubs and other venues.
TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America, today announced its latest innovation, Playdium, a next-generation entertainment platform that redefines the possibilities for new and engaging user experiences. Playdium combines a revolutionary music experience that allows the jukebox to reflect the musical taste of each venue with a sleek, modular design that dramatically simplifies service and support. In addition, TouchTunes is also showcasing its full line of entertainment solutions at the Amusement Expo including its industry leading mobile app and Tanjarine, a new tablet-based menu and entertainment solution for restaurants.
Some bars really make you work for your drink. You wave and feint to catch the bartender’s eye, and even then your scotch might be made with unspecial cubes of booze-diluting ice. Life’s no bowl of maraschino cherries for bar owners either—those 17 vodka brands aren’t going to keep track of themselves. Here’s how new tippling technology of today will bring you the ultimate, optimized, smooth-drinking bar of tomorrow.
Nostalgia aside, digital jukeboxes are starting to offer far more advantages over traditional ones than being able to skip your song to the front of the queue.
A research report on the dynamics of crowd-sourcing music at the frog SXSW Interactive Opening Party.
An upgrade to the standard barroom jukebox, TouchTunes is also a photo booth, allowing you to take pictures, apply filters, change frames, and email them right from the console.
At the official kick-off party for SXSW, Frog Design created an installation around unusual objects embedded with technology, creating an Internet of truly weird things.
Bar Business Magazine
TouchTunes is making waves in the on-premise A/V category by creating an interactive experience for customers where there was once only music—at the jukebox. With its Karaoke and PhotoBooth services rolling out en mass this year, bar patrons are now participants in their own entertainment.
TouchTunes CEO Charles Goldstuck, the former record industry exec who joined the digital juke-box company in 2009, has captured the attention of the trade over the last three years by introducing cutting-edge new products like the smart juke Virtuo and doing so in Hollywood style.
Jason Eisenhauer thinks Adele has a lovely voice. But he can only take so much of the ubiquitous British singer. The owner of two Irish sports bars in Columbus, Ohio, had to listen to Adele endlessly on the jukeboxes in his drinking establishments.
TNW The Next Web
Sixteen months after its back-catalogue finally arrived on iTunes, and three weeks after it became available as official ringtones, The Beatles’ music has now been licensed to TouchTunes Interactive Networks, North America’s largest downloading pay-per-play network of digital jukeboxes.
Going out on a limb technologically is customary for TouchTunes Interactive Networks, a company that changed the jukebox genre with the introduction of the first digital downloading jukebox 14 years ago.
Frog Creates a Jukebox for People Who’ve Never Touched a Jukebox: Reinventing a Classic Piece of Americana
If your idea of a kick-ass jukebox is a hulking old thing with rusty trip levers, a disco ball, and every Jimmy Buffet album ever, then we entreat you to stop reading immediately. Because what Frog Design has done to the jukebox will appear downright blasphemous.
TouchTunes stole the tradeshow this spring with a glitzy unveiling of the new Virtuo smart jukebox, and by all reports the units are making quite an entrance at locations around the country. Charles Goldstuck, who is celebrating two years as the company's top executive, says the launch of Virtuo is merely the first act in a comprehensive plan to grow the company's location network and consumer mindshare.
Having a wide variety of music available to us when we’re out at our favorite bar or restaurant is a must and I’m sure many of you are familiar with TouchTunes digital jukeboxes, but it looks like they are stepping up their game with the TouchTunes Virtuo.
Since the 1920s, young people everywhere have been dropping coins into music machines, giving them the power to select the tunes that will set the mood or get the party started.
frog design turned our eyes to the TouchTunes Virtuo – a jukebox redesigned to refresh its image and status as a cultural icon. frog collaborated with TouchTunes to address the evolved behavior and expectations of users now accustomed to digital music players, digital music libraries and the ubiquity of playlists dependent on singles (not just albums).
2010 may have seen the widespread debut of 4G networks and smartphones, but 2011 will be the year that 4G moves into the mainstream. It’s also likely to be the year that we see more and more apps designed to run on a 4G connection.
Last month, digital jukebox purveyor TouchTunes announced a new Web-based service that lets users create playlists at home and then access them later at nearly any location with one of the company's jukeboxes.
Night Club and Bar Magazine
Nightclub and bar patrons love electronic games and entertainment, no doubt. But knowing which systems they’ll love most and which will work best within the context of an establishment can seem to an operator like a lights-flashing, bells-clanging test of skill and daring.
The TouchTunes jukebox company has scored upcoming Beck album Modern Guilt for release on July 1st on its networked system of 10,000 nationwide jukeboxes, one week before it goes on sale.
Touch Tunes and LocaModa are linking up 30,000 Jukeboxes that can be controlled via cellphone, meaning you don't have to drunkenly stumble through hoards of people at a bar just to get some decent tunes.
Touchtunes, the supplier of those snazzy digital jukeboxes that can be found in over 30,000 bars and clubs, has teamed up with "social technology" company Loca Moda to provide a mobile social platform that connects consumers' favorite online social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter with their favorite social hangouts such as bars and clubs.