Articles by Chris Bisha

Anti Social Music

October 11, 2012 by

I like music. I like people. However, I am not a fan of the overwhelming and overbearing ubiquity of social media in our culture. That last statement appears to preclude me from participating in most of today’s interesting digital music discovery services. My plan was to begin writing about some of the exciting new music […]

Amusement Expo Report – Day 2

March 15, 2012 by

Further greetings from Las Vegas. We did get outside briefly and I can report that it was sunny and in the 70s. However, I hear back in Detroit it was in the 70s yesterday. There are also casinos in Detroit. Hmmm, maybe I never left… Anyway, back on the show floor, the mood was still […]

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 […]

CD Jukeboxes are Viable Alternative to Digital Networks

October 11, 2010 by

These are unsettling days in the jukebox business. Joel Friedman and I and the entire Enco family would like to express our concern for all that operators are going through since Ecast announced it would shut down its operation on March 1. Thankfully, there now appears to be a reasonable solution to allow the effected […]

ASI Low on “Wow” Factor

March 16, 2010 by

The AAMA-sponsored Amusement Showcase International (ASI) happened last week, March 11-13, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Enco Systems was in attendance, along with Mr. Jukebox Joel Friedman. The things that were most interesting at ASI weren’t taking place at ASI — they were in the hall next door. The Pizza Expo was jammed with […]

Jukes are Big News in Vegas

March 11, 2010 by

Jukeboxes were big news at the recent Amusement Expo in Las Vegas. Further evidence that music continues to be a strong draw and a consistent money maker for operators in traditional tavern locations, while other route staples seem to be struggling to maintain profitability and presence. Touchtunes’ new Virtuo wall box is the most striking […]

Enco’s 12-Month Warranty

March 19, 2009 by

It occurred to me at the recent ASI show in Las Vegas that many operators might not be aware that Enco Systems offers a 12-month warranty on every Philips CD Pro player that we sell through our distribution partners. Joel Friedman and I talked to a number of operators at the show, and several of […]