June 2017 Bar Business

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Tuning Up



The Sound of Music Jukeboxes harness the power of apps to easily connect with customers. he word “ jukebox” might call up nostalgic memories of CDs, records, and decades past, but these music machines have kept up admirably with the changing times. Today’s digital jukeboxes feature high-definition screens, smart music selections, and integration with your


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venue’s TVs. Best of all, they come with cutting-edge mobile apps that drive your bar’s revenue by engaging with your customers. “The jukebox experience has been around for decades,” says Garrett Dodge, CEO of Rockbot, a background music service. “People love it when their song comes on, and they get to share it

with the people around them.” The current jukebox offerings fulfill the traditional functions. A customer chooses a song and pays a dollar or more to play it through the whole venue. But the machines have been updated to go beyond these expected functions with new features. “Today, music searches on digital

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