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Amusement Expo Report – Day 1

March 14, 2012 by

Greetings from Las Vegas. I’d like to tell you what the weather’s like here, but as most of you know, going outside isn’t really part of the program in this town. However, the mood inside the convention hall is decidedly sunny. An upbeat front of optimism is sweeping across the industry as operators express their […]

EAG 2012

February 1, 2012 by

  The EAG Expo in London was further evidence of the marginalization of the coin-operated amusement industry around the world. Attendance appeared to be light and quite regional. Where the London events of the past used to draw buyers and exhibitors from around the world to this international showcase, this year’s show at the Excel […]

Subscription Service for Jukebox Music

November 19, 2011 by

New schools of thought in the music industry suggest that a subscription service is becoming a more attractive option for digital jukebox music. Under a subscription model, operators would still contract with a music provider for access to digital music. However, this model would differ from the current one in that the operator would pay […]

Flat Fee vs. Percentage of Revenue?

February 5, 2011 by

As we prepare for Amusement Expo in Las Vegas, I have a question for all the operators and other industry insiders who generously give me a few minutes to read this blog: Would jukebox operators in the United States prefer to pay a flat fee for music, or a percentage of gross revenue? The question […]

Your Friendly Neighborhood Jukebox

January 19, 2008 by

The following piece originally appeared in the September issue of Playmeter magazine, a trade journal for the coin-operated amusement industry. Jukebox music is a shared experience. We can listen to our favorite songs as often as we’d like in our homes and on our headphones, but we are drawn to share music with the communities […]