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Best Of' Playlists And Miranda Lambert Promotions Highlight January Jukebox Activity

by Staff Reporter
Posted On: 1/22/2010

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Ecast Adds 3 'Best Of' Playlists To Interactive Juke Network

SAN FRANCISCO -- Now available on jukeboxes connected to Ecast Inc.'s network are three "Best Of" playlists that highlight the upcoming Grammy Awards, 2009's top network play and last year's most popular emerging artists. Because 'Best Of' collections from the previous year enjoy a relatively short shelf life with out-of-home consumers, the music company explained, each playlist will appear for a limited time on the Ecast network, allowing operators to boost single-song download earnings while patron interest is highest.

The three new playlists are:

Ecast Best of 2009. This year's collection showcases the most played 15 songs on the Ecast network from albums released in 2009. With chart-topping artists like Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Nickleback, Jay-Z and Dave Matthews Band all experiencing multiple hits off their single album releases, Ecast said its list pulls together "the very best of the best." Ecast introduced its "Best Of" collection in 2007.

Ecast Best of Emerging Artists 2009. Assembled by the ear-to-the-underground music enthusiasts at Ecast, this playlist is aimed at trendsetting patrons who are considered to be ahead of the music popularity curve. It offers demanding jukebox patrons a collection of songs from talented artists who are flying just under the radar, Ecast reported.

Best of the Grammy's 2009. Prepping patrons for the biggest award night in music, this playlist blends nominated and representative songs from albums that are up for the coveted awards. The 52 annual Grammy Awards will air Jan. 31 on CBS, and Beyonce and Taylor Swift are leading the nominations. Go here for a list of the nominees.


TouchTunes Sweepstake Promotes Country Star Miranda Lambert

NEW YORK CITY -- Fans of country singer Miranda Lambert can win a flyaway trip for two to see Miranda Lambert live in concert by participating in a "Join the Revolution" sweepstakes promotion on TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the company said. Jukebox patrons can enter by using interactive entry forms on TouchTunes screens at participating locations nationwide, or online through the TouchTunes fan page on Facebook. The promotion went live on Jan. 12 and runs through Jan. 26.

Vicki Saunders, TouchTunes's vice-president for digital media and music marketing, said Lambert consistently tops the network's popularity charts. The artist's hit single "White Liar," from her recent album release Revolution (Sony Music), was on the top 10 of the Billboard Country Charts as the promotion began.