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What's New At Automated Music Systems
There are always new things happening at AMS. We thought that we'd dedicate a page just for new stuff so you can be in the know!
This page will be a little like a blog and we welcome feedback on anything here. Send your comments or if you want to know more, e-mail email@example.com anytime. The most recent news will always be at the top.
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Just added a whole bunch of new back catalogue videos. While a few we already had in the system. The vast majority are new to the library. Enjoy
Ace - How Long
Barry Manilow - Mandy
Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Chic - Le Freak
Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
Elkie Brooks - Pearl's A Singer
Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am
Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Little River Band - Happy Anniversary
Lobo - Me & You (And A Dog Named Boo)
Matchbox - Rockabilly Rebel
Promises - Baby It's You
Robert John - Sad Eyes
Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World
Status Quo - What You're Proposing
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
The Ohio Players - Fire
The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force
The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Viola Wills - Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Just in case you were starved of new music! For the month of October, we've added 2140 songs to your AMS system, thats approximately 124 hours, which is 5 non-stop days at least! Enjoy!
We wanted to make sure all of the Beats Per Minute (BPMs) were 100% correct on all of our video, audio and karaoke. Because most are automatically calculated some were incorrect. We have just finished a massive project of checking EVERY single track in our library. Man what a job! Kudos to Matt who sat there in front of a screen for two and a half months making sure they are all correct.
So why should you care? The BPM's allow you to better select what the pace of the music you are playing is. If you want slower or faster music or something in between, then the BPM is a great way of knowing...and now you can be rest assured the BPM will be correct.
So why do we at AMS care? Because we intend to have the best, most accurate library in the business that includes the original album cover artwork and year of release. We're passionate about our music!
So what is his next project? He is currently working through upgrading a significant amount of our music video library to even better quality versions. We'll keep you in the loop.
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At AMS we have been working hard on some exciting new products. Be the first to see them at our stand at the Hospitality NZ tradeshow, Amora Hotel Wellington 25th & 26th September. We'll also have some great giveaways. See you there!
We have just reached another milestone with over 140,000 tracks in our library....and climbing. We're aiming for 200,000 now!
May 2012 - NZ Music Month
We welcome in another NZ Music month. We'll be adding heaps of kiwi stuff this month so keep an eye out in the New This Month category when you get your next update.
Don't forget to check their official NZ Music Month website for info on gigs and other events going on near you! www.nzmusicmonth.co.nz
We saw this article below on Stuff today and thought our customers could do better!
Help us find the best and worst music videos of all time! Join us on our Facebook page here
We want to know what you think are the best and worst music videos of all time. You can use your AMS system and/or YouTube. Once we have 15 of our Facebook friends post suggestions we'll give away free CD's and $100 cold hard cash to the best and ....ahem worst suggestions. Share this with your friends!
So get searching. Find the track on YouTube and post up your links on our Facebook page.
......Also this month. You asked for it - you got. We've increased the Top 40 category to now be the Top 100.....we've moved the New This Month and New Last Month categories to now be even easier to find at the top right in the AMS music player. You'll see this change with your next update if not already.
Plus look out it's nearly here....the latest version of our software that will be even easier to use and more fun. Good things take time but we know you're gonna love it.
March has been a HUGE month here at AMS. We have just finished adding over 1500 new and back catalogue tracks and a huge range of awesome new albums and requests. New albums and videos by The Black Keys, Fly My Pretties, Florence & The Machine among hundreds more. It's just another reason why AMS customers get the best value for money. We add more than 5-10x what our competitors do in a month combined!
Check out our latest new category, along with the other 125, it's called Groove. You'll find a smooth mix that’s not too fast and not too slow! Artist like Jazzanova, Robin Thicke, Roy Ayers and the Brand New Heavies among many others. Great for fine dining and early evening.
Want to know the hottest tunes and what is being played at venues just like yours across the country? If you're a Hospitality NZ member you get this FREE and there is a new chart every month. Simply login to to Hospitality NZ website here and look for the AMS logo under the Food & Beverage. If you an AMS customer we can email this to you along with other useful information FREE. Just another great reason to be with AMS.
We just reached another major milestone with our music library we just rocked past 140,000 tracks in our media library and we're not stopping there. We add between 300 & 1000 new tracks per month. Only AMS add this many songs in a month. It's all about value for money.
We've just added another 150 new and back catalogue Karaoke tracks to all karaoke systems. We added over 700 new audio/video tracks in April and over 1100 in March. No other music system provider in New Zealand gives you this much variety! Looking for new music? Don't forget you can also request tracks you want added.
February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake 2011
Our sympathy goes out to all those in Christchurch who have suffered and lost loved ones. One of our staff was in Christchurch yesterday when the quake hit and has since returned.
As we did last time we intend to support our customers through this hard time. We will be giving ALL our Christchurch customers a credit and with the option of donating this money to The NZ Red Cross Earthquake appeal. Most have chosen to take up this option. In addition AMS have stopped billing all Christchurch customers until they are able to re-open.
We are urging you, as we have, to make a donation to the Red Cross. You can do that here
Just added over 4500 new and back catalogue Karaoke tracks! That brings the total of Karaoke tracks to over 15,000. Karaoke is available on all our video systems on request and on any audio system.
For Immediate Release
6/9/2010 – MUSIC TO CANTERBURY’S EARS
Computer based music system provider Automated Music Systems is providing all of their customers a month free on their leases following the earthquake.
Today the Co-Director of Automated Music Systems Brent de Bres announced that they would provide some good news for all their Canterbury customer’s. He said “Being a Wellington based company they are only too aware of the risk of earthquakes. With a large customer base in Christchurch this is not an insignificant amount of money, but in a situation like this it’s just what you do”.
Automated Music Systems are a wholly New Zealand owned and operated company providing computer based music systems for Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels and Retail outlets throughout NZ.
Mr de Bres said “We’re aware that many of our customers and their families have suffered both emotionally and financially. We’re good buggers, and we thought let’s give every one of our Christchurch based customers one month's free music system lease to help out. What’s more, we at AUTOMATED MUSIC SYSTEMS CHALLENGE OTHER BUSINESSES TO DO THE SAME!”
Automated Music Systems are pleased to see that most of their customers appear to be back on-line after this tragedy. Mr de Bres said “As usual our customers can get in touch with us anytime if we can assist further. Contact details are available on our website www.musicsystems.co.nz”
About Automated Music Systems Ltd;
Automated Music Systems are a wholly New Zealand owned and operated company based in Wellington. They are proud to supply New Zealand with computer based music and video systems for Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels and Retail Outlets throughout NZ. Automated Music Systems Service over 200 businesses nationwide with licensed music videos, computer hardware and 24/7 support.
It's NZ Music month. Look out for even more kiwi stuff hitting your system. To kick off we'll be sending you Anika Moa's album
Got a loyalty club and need a an easy way of drawing a random winner each week/month/day and the displaying the result on-screen? We have the answer! The AMS random winner picker. It's completely customisable with your logo, message and then some.
Want to see some great NZ Music Videos, Classic Kiwi TV, Short & Long Films. Discover the best of New Zealand screen content now at www.nzonscreen.com
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While our competitors are busy promoting themselves on your screens only AMS allow you to have your logo on-screen over the video's (just like the TV stations watermark but better - see below. Your logo would be where ours is. We are not aware of ANY other operator to offer this in the NZ market.
We welcome a new member of staff Sarah. Sarah's roll will be varied however she will mainly be here to rollout our further training sessions. These are free as usual and all customers will get a call at least once a quarter.
AMS refreshed logo and branding. This will be progressively rolled out on all our machines.
We have launched a new tool mainly for our video customers called the AMS Toolbox. The AMS Toolbox enables you to simply add images to your slideshow direct to the machine via USB flash drives or in newer machines almost any removable storage like SD cards. All Video machines will progressively have multicard readers and DVD ROM's added. The DVD's will also help with further support for BOTH quiz companies. AMS video systems now fully support Livewire and Kiwiz.
Also in the major updates being rolled out are is new software so that you can create your own images directly on the AMS Machine and edit them, we have added software to report computer software errors to us directly and a whole lot more.
AMS systems now support Dual video. Our music video systems now support two video outputs along with another audio only output. This means you can have three zones all at once all on the one system. This allows you to have two different music video channels or maybe a dedicated ads channel, a music video channel and a further audio only channel on a single system!
The best news of all is that this costs you nothing extra! Just another reason why we recon AMS provides the Best Value For Money Music Systems In NZ!