TouchTunes Partners With Sound Leisure to Bring Playdium to the UK Market
NEW YORK (October 10, 2016) -- TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, today announced a new partnership with leading UK jukebox provider Sound Leisure. This new partnership will see Sound Leisure join forces with TouchTunes and Soundnet to market the TouchTunes Playdium jukebox in the UK. TouchTunes acquired Soundnet in June of 2014.
Under the terms of this partnership, Sound Leisure will bring the TouchTunes Playdium jukebox to market, and will continue to provide after sales and servicing for existing Sound Leisure jukeboxes. Soundnet, currently Sound Leisure’s exclusive music content provider, will apply its music programming expertise for the Playdium as well. The partnership will be officially launched later this month at the London Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS).
Charles Goldstuck, TouchTunes Chairman and CEO said, “Being able to partner with Sound Leisure’s Chris and Mike Black is a real privilege, and as we prepare to broadly launch our Playdium smart jukebox across the U.K., I am confident that our new partnership will result in a very successful future for both companies.”
In a joint statement, Simon Davis of Soundnet and Chris Black, said: "It's fair to say the UK jukebox sector finds itself at a cross roads. Whilst UK consumers are consuming more music than ever, jukebox use is declining. The jukebox experience has failed to keep pace with digital music services such as Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.” They continued, “With Playdium we will be delivering a 21st century experience that will engage consumers in a compelling, relevant way, and in the process enhance the prospects and profitability of in-venue, pay-to-play music entertainment."
Founded in 1978, Sound Leisure is the leading UK jukebox provider with over 15,000 units deployed and is committed to meeting customer needs through product enhancements and superior after sales service.
TouchTunes is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 65,000 bars and restaurants across North America and 75,000 globally. TouchTunes' platform provides location-based digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared experiences. Music is at the core of TouchTunes' experience with millions of songs played daily across the network and a mobile app that lets users find nearby jukebox locations, create playlists, and control the music in-venue directly from their phone. The mobile app is available on the iOS and Android platforms and has been downloaded over 5 million times. TouchTunes' award-winning products and services also include an integrated photo booth, the first fully licensed commercial karaoke system and an interactive TV messaging and engagement solution. TouchTunes Media is a highly scalable digital out-of-home activation platform that provides targeted advertising and promotional opportunities for consumer brands. TouchTunes is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, Montreal and London. For more information visit www.touchtunes.com, or visit our Facebook and Twitter social channels.