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Enter to Win: AMI Giveaway Honors the Legendary Keith Richards

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 AMI Giveaway Honors the Legendary Keith Richards

– Prize Includes Live at the Hollywood Palladium Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set!

AMI announced their newest contest, celebrating guitar legend Keith Richards. One lucky entrant will win the limited release Live at the Hollywood Palladium from Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos. The deluxe box set includes remastered versions of the December 15, 1988 concert on both CD and 2x 180g LPs plus a bonus 10” vinyl of 3 previously unreleased tracks. Additionally, the box set includes a DVD of original concert footage and a 40-page hardback book featuring an essay from renowned rock writer David Fricke alongside a new interview and rare, never-before-seen photos from Richards’ own archives. Also included are reproductions of archival materials, including a setlist, dressing room sign, VIP backstage passes, tour t-shirt, guitar pick, and more. The contest is open November 13, 2020 through December 2, 2020. Music fans can enter the contest using the AMI Music app, available on iOS and Android. Contest entry is also available on any participating AMI Jukebox.

Best known as co-founder and guitarist for the groundbreaking rock and roll band, The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards has also enjoyed musical success on his own. His first foray as a solo artist came in 1988, with the critically-acclaimed Talk is Cheap. A cross-country U.S. tour accompanied the album, with a stop on December 15 at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. No stranger to the venue, Richards joked to the crowd about previously being thrown off that very stage, referring to a 1972 incident in which he tried to perform with his idol, Chuck Berry. Backing Richards on this tour were a group of musicians and friends, dubbed The X-Pensive Winos. Members included Waddy Wachtel, Ivan Neville, Bobby Keys, Sarah Dash, Charley Drayton, and Steve Jordan.

The live album, which featured several Rolling Stones songs was originally released in December, 1991 at the same time the Stones were staging their Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle comeback tour. This reissue offers an all-inclusive look back and a chance to relive the night through the music, photos, concert footage, and promotional items.

Like all music fans, AMI is eager for the return of live music, from stadiums to dive bars. AMI is proud to offer a chance at winning this exclusive box set, full of live music, memories, and memorabilia. For a limited time, AMI jukeboxes will be also be featuring a Keith Richards playlist that highlights his biggest hits with and without The Rolling Stones. All are encouraged to check out the playlist and enter the contest using the AMI Music app or by visiting a nearby AMI jukebox venue.

Contact GAD Vending to find AMI Jukeboxes in NE, KS, IA and MO to complete your registration.

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Starting Up Your AMI Jukebox Post-Pandemic

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POST-PANDEMIC RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AMI:

AMI is working hard to make sure both operators and venues have the information and tools they need to re-open successfully. When preparing your post-pandemic re-opening checklist, here’s a few items we’d highly recommend adding to your list of to-do’s.

1. Implement Restart Procedures 24 Hours In Advance

To ensure your AMI jukebox is fully operational for a re-opening event, it’s important to implement jukebox restart procedures at least 24 hours in advance of customer engagement. For procedure details, click here.

2. Share Cleaning Recommendations with Staff

How to Clean an AMI Touchscreen: AMI touchscreens do not include a film as is used in resistive and surface capacitive touch technologies.  The touch surface is glass and any disinfectant or cleaner recommended for glass surfaces may be used to clean and disinfect the touchscreen. 70% rubbing alcohol (ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol) can be used as a disinfectant. Always spray the disinfectant/cleaner on the cloth or towel and not directly on the touchscreen.  Glass cleaner sprayed directly on the screen could possibly leak inside and cause damage.

How to Clean an AMI Currency Panel: The door panel is made of plastic. We recommend cleaning with a mild cleaner and disinfecting with rubbing alcohol using a soft cloth to avoid scratching the surface.

3. Connect Your AMI Jukebox to Outdoor Speakers

Per CDC recommendations, many bars and restaurants are being cleared to re-open, but with outdoor seating only. It’s simple to connect our jukeboxes to outdoor speakers or sound systems and extend the jukebox experience to all customers. Please refer to the “Sound System Setup” section of your jukebox manual for guidance. Plus, with the AMI Music app, patrons can easily select music right from their seat and without touching the jukebox. Outdoor banner artwork is available for download.

4. Use Ad Manager to Promote Critical Safety Guidelines

Inform patrons of safety precautions your venues are taking to help demonstrate their compliance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Templates are available in the “Public Health” category via amientertainment.net and your AMI Co-Pilot app, and cover safety, health, cleanliness, and more.

5. Make Use of Promotional Material: Promote Mobile

Our mobile jukebox companion app, AMI Music, already allows patrons to use the jukebox without touching it, and helps them maintain a six-foot distance. Our jukebox promo loop features videos that promote the app’s touchless component. Posters and banners promoting the app are available for download to be printed at a vendor of your choice. Plus, mobile app promo cards give patrons free credits, encouraging new users to go mobile when playing the jukebox.

6. Set Your Jukebox to Mobile Only

Looking for a solution to limit surface touching but still allow patrons play the jukebox? Simply disconnect the touchscreen controller cable (serial or USB) as well as the bill acceptor(s). The jukebox will continue to play music, including selections made by patrons via the AMI Music mobile app, as well as background music stations. We recommend attaching one of these flyers (Option 1 and Option 2) to your jukebox UI screen to inform patrons how to make music selections by using the AMI Music app.

AMI’s music promotions will continue to run on second screens where applicable (i.e. music video jukeboxes). Please note that if you do have music video enabled on any of your jukeboxes, disconnecting the video wire connection to the UI screen can lead to disruption of video to external music video displays.

7. Send a Re-Opening Notification to Jukebox Users

Using your AMI Co-Pilot app, you or your venue’s location manager can send a customizable “we’re re-opened for business” message directly to the smartphones of every AMI Music app user that has purchased music on its jukebox since Nov. 2019! Check out the video tutorial, plus step-by-step instructions are also available in this online FAQ.

Consider upgrading your existing AMI jukeboxes to Win10. Microsoft is phasing out support of the XP operating system and highly recommends this upgrade.

AMI now offers an SSD/Win10 Upgrade Kit for refreshing your jukebox. This new operating system has faster processing speeds, more reliable performance, and will allow AMI to add new and more dynamic features in the future. Plus, the new hard drive comes enabled with Music Video On-Demand (MVOD)! This means that your jukebox will now be capable of video playback for AMI’s full library of over 25,000 music video titles. Simply connect your jukebox to a TV using an HDMI cable that connects to the on board HDMI port of the motherboard.

Other questions about your AMI Jukebox in NE, IA, KS or MO – call GAD Vending. We are authorized distributors in the Midwest and happy to help with servicing existing equipment or setting up new.

AMI's new NGX Curve digital music jukebox. Available through gAD Vending.

Embrace (TOUCHLESS) Digital Music Solutions with GAD Vending

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Don’t just get ahead of the curve – embrace it!

Introducing the NGX Curve, an eye-popping jukebox designed to bring new life to bar, retail and restaurant decors. With its stunning arc design and mesmerizing light show, the Curve draws patrons in and keeps the music flowing. Its petite, curvy frame is small enough to fit on any wall, but demands attention from everywhere!

Make your customers your DJ! Let your customers request – and pay for – music and music videos to create an immersive experience. All TOUCHLESS from their smart phone. Featuring a dual-screen display and offering millions of songs, whole albums, and even music videos, the Curve delivers non-stop, revenue-generating entertainment.

PLAY MUSIC VIDEOS

When your customer selects a song from their smartphone that has an available music video, the jukebox UI (or AMI Music app UI) suggests upgrading to the video selection. There is a small up charge for video. The selected video plays on the Curve’s 18.5″ wide HD upper screen, as well as any TV’s you’ve had us connect.

With AMI’s Music Video On-Demand (MVOD) feature grants players access to the full library of more than 25,000 music videos.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR SELL AS AD SPACE

AMI Ad Manager lets you transform both screens of the NGX Curve along with any connected TV’s into your own, in-venue billboard. The powerful digital signage tool is standard with your jukebox. Whether you’re promoting current offerings, upcoming specials, or your favorite customer’s birthday – there are hundreds of ways to put Ad Manager to work for your bottom line.

  • Promote daily and nightly specials. Schedule promotions in advance with the times and dates for ads to display.
  • Sell ad space to neighboring business or your best customers.
  • Add what’s going on in the bar. Birthday, anniversaries, special events and more.
  • Shout out high scores from pinball. Best dart score in the league. Promote Golden Tee tournaments.

AMI Ad Manager has over 1,400 pre-made templates or upload your own images to create custom digital advertisements.

Instantly or schedule promotions. Slow night? Add a pop up special to keep patrons. New menu item? Add a promotion.

READY FOR A TOUCHLESS MUSIC SOLUTION – THAT SAVES YOU FROM HIRING A DJ?

Ready for a digital AMI Jukebox discussion? GAD Vending knows Jukebox. Call us for questions. Ask us how you can turn your music into a COVID compliant, touchless solution that your customers will embrace. GAD Vending serves customers across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

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 AMI Introduces Online Tech Support Chat for Operators

Faster Access to Resolve Issues

May 07, 2020  AMI Entertainment is pleased to announce a new, online Chat feature for operators in need of tech support. The service is available on the AMI Operator Website and through the Co-Pilot mobile app. It allows operators to chat with the tech support team, providing another way for operators to access AMI’s best-in-class service. Traditional phone support is still available, as always.

The chat feature connects operators to a live agent for real-time communication. It’s perfect for a quick resolution to common and smaller issues. In addition to solving problems faster, chat also allows operators to avoid long wait times that can occur when calling in during peak hours. AMI still encourages operators to call in with complex issues, especially those that require rebooting the jukebox.

AMI’s Chat service is powered by Zendesk, a leading CRM company. This helps ensure reliable and robust support through chat. The interface is simple to use and similar to existing chat services. Operators can access the chat feature on the lower right-hand corner of the operator website or the Account page in the Co-Pilot app. It is hosted entirely online, so operators don’t need to connect using a phone number, nor does it use SMS text.

This new feature is part of AMI’s commitment to providing the best service possible. It gives a fast, reliable, and friendly service to all operators. AMI is proud to offer the Chat feature.

GAD Vending is a stocking and servicing dealer for AMI. For equipment, service or questions in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, contact GAD Vending.