Over 16,000 sites already benefit from Soundnet’s services, with clients including Arcadia Group, Virgin Megastores (France), Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King and Marston’s. Whether we’re working with individual pub landlords or national retail chains we’re passionate about providing state-of-the-art packages, tailor-made to maximise the potential of their businesses.
Headquartered in London, Soundnet is made up of experts from across the music, retail and technology industries; with decades of combined knowledge we use the latest technology to create the perfect atmosphere and experience.
Prior to joining Soundnet, Simon set up his own digital record company FSV, which was the first UK label to release audio and video compilations onto a single CD. He is also former Marketing Manager of L&D records, the market leader in music compilations via TV direct response channel.
Simon works closely with all the protection societies in creating the most favourable licences for the use of music in public locations. He has pioneered many of the new digital music licences now in use across our industry.
A former record producer, Martin’s influential career spans over 40 years in the entertainment industry focusing on Record and TV Production, Distribution, Music Publishing and the Digital Video industry.
In 1977 Martin set up Radar Records which enjoyed worldwide success with artists such as Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. Previous roles include Managing Director of United Artists Records and former Chairman of Island Records & Music Publishing, where he was responsible for signing the world’s most successful rock band - U2.
Martin is a founding member and former Executive Council official of the British Phonographic Industry Association.
James was involved at the conception stage of the digital jukebox over 10 years ago, and as Soundnet’s Commercial Director brings more than 30 years experience of the pub and hospitality sector to the company.
As Managing Director of Bell Amusements Ltd he operated thousands of jukeboxes, sound systems and other machines in hundreds of free and retail pubs and bars in the UK. His interests in technology and all things new media are central to the continual development of the services Soundnet offer. The on-line developments at the company are directly James’ responsibility along with pursuing business strategies and relations to make Soundnet’s services fresh, engaging and income generative.
Toby has been with Soundnet since 1998. As Marketing Manager Toby is not only responsible for ensuring the Soundnet message is ‘received and understood’, but that the products and services we develop are relevant and what the customer needs. Toby believes on-going dialogue with customers is paramount.
Lee has over a decade of experience and a passion for music. He ensures the ideal music is profiled for every update and every customer. From background music ‘mood playlists’ to jukebox money earners, Lee understands what music needs to be programmed. His contacts with the record industry ensure Soundnet get lots of audio and video pre-releases before they are sold in the stores, meaning your customers hear them first.
Soundnet are a major partner of Quadriga Worldwide (the technology partner to many of the world’s leading hotels) and provide us with all our music needs. Whether it be audio or music videos, we receive a fantastic service, with regular, timely updates of material from both well established and new recording artists. Always responsive, and efficient in meeting our requests, Soundnet are a great supplier to have on board, helping to meet our business objectives.
We’ve worked with Soundnet for over 6 years and our video jukebox content just gets better and better! Soundnet are great to work with, they are reliable, efficient and go out of their way to deliver content that is not only current but relevant to our target market. This in turn creates a fantastic atmosphere in-store and enhances our customers shopping experience.