Juke Boxes

A Brief History

In 1890, Louis Glass and William S. Arnold invented the nickel-in-the-slot phonograph, the first of which was an Edison Class M Electric Phonograph retrofitted with a device patented under the name of Coin Actuated Attachment for Phonograph.

A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron’s selection from self-contained media.

Coin-operated music boxes and player pianos were the first forms of automated coin-operated musical devices. These instruments used paper rolls, metal disks, or metal cylinders to play a musical selection on the instrument, or instruments, enclosed within the device. In the 1890s these devices were joined by machines which used actual recordings instead of physical instruments.

The term “jukebox” came into use in the United States around 1940, apparently derived from the familiar usage “juke joint”, derived from the Gullahs word “juke” or “joog” meaning disorderly, rowdy, or wicked.

Music has the power to create an atmoshere that can really transform your business. Sound recordings can be used to suit the needs of your establishment and can be a key factor in customers remaining on your premises and therefore spending more money.

Music can also help motivate staff and as a result is a core component for many pubs, bars and night clubs.

Digital Juke Boxes

Available Options:
  • 6 million on line available tracks
  • 10,000 off line tracks available
  • Venue tailored music profiles
  • Multi-programmable 24 hour BGM facility
  • Bespoke price of play available for different time periods

CD Juke Boxes & B.G.M Systems

Available Options:
  • Minimum 30 CD selection
  • Maximum 100 CD selection
  • Venue tailored CD choice
  • Fully programmable BGM facility
  • Bespoke price of play available
  • Regular CD update of your choice