AS220 Reinvents the Jukebox
Friday, July 09, 2010
The brainchild of AS220 Labs’ Brandon Edens, AS220’s Jukebox allows local bands to upload their music via the Web, and makes it instantly available to play for anyone sipping a cocktail at AS220’s watering hole.
The entire jukebox was designed in-house, including the software, the design of the jukebox, and its manufacturing. Susan Clausen, Building Manager, all-around handy-person and artist, built out the installation of the jukebox into the bar’s wall. AS220 Labs’ Shawn Wallace provided the coin mechanism that one drops quarters into.
AS220’s Jukebox combines a classic music-player icon with high-tech innovation, and beautiful design. Consider it an iPod mainframe of sorts in which artists anywhere with an internet connection can create a band profile, upload their music, and earn money every time someone’s quarter plays one of their songs.
Expanding the AS220 mission
AS220’s jukebox is a win for both art and commerce. It combines the physical ‘art’ object in the form of the jukebox itself, with virtual access to a wealth of locally composed and produced music. AS220 provides the same revenue split to its jukebox artists as it does to its gallery artists, giving 70% directly to the artist. It sounds like a win all around.
Want to create your own AS220 Jukebox profile and upload your music, go here. To learn more about AS220, go here.
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