News & Jukebox Chart

Hats off to Pharrell – he’s had quite a year

Pharell Williams has finally lost his top spot on the Soundnet charts, where he has remained for an amazing 16 weeks with his track ‘Happy’. During the past four months, he has headed off challenges for the top of the Soundnet chart from other artists who reached number one in the Official Chart Company listings,…

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If you go down to the pub today…

Forget the stadiums, the best place to see the stars perform appears to be your local. Only last week, Blur front man and musical polymath Damon Albarn performed his seminal hit Park Life in an East London pub with a live cockney band called The Gents – to the surprise of the band and drinkers!…

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Soundwaves – THE source for jukebox and BGM news

For the past few years, Soundnet has periodically produced a newsletter called Soundwaves to keep our customers up to date with the latest news, whether it be product information, new services, or profiles of some of the staff who look after you. The latest issue of Soundwaves is now available to download here and contains the latest…

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Music played in pubs is on the increase

The PRS for Music has announced that pubs and clubs paid out £38.5m in music royalties last year, which is a growth of 2.1% on previous payments from the sector. Given that the pub sector itself has seen some consolidation in recent years, this figure is impressive. It goes to show that revenue from both…

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Music & Craft Beer: Shipyard IPA

It was a Friday lunchtime, the sun was shining and it was the end of a busy week. So James (Luck) and I did the logical thing. We went to the pub for a pint. We picked a place called The Bucks Head, which is in Camden Town just around the corner from our offices….

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Elbow lead a Charge in pubs

At Soundnet we have always said that music and beer go hand in hand, and that the best place to enjoy both is down the pub. So it is with great interest that we note that alternative rock band Elbow previewed its sixth studio album “The Take off and Landing of Everything” in over 250…

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Craic open the St Pats playlist

Today’s St Patrick’s Day must feel even sweeter to the Irish today, following their incredible victory over the French at the Six Nations championship at the weekend. In fact, the last few days, with the good weather, the fantastic sporting fixtures and today’s notable date, have combined to provide not only the Irish, but the…

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‘Dance me’

Guest blogger: Marc Bird from Leisureplay Marc shares his unusual experience at a recent installation of a V-Hub jukebox. “The Bull in Redbourn had enjoyed such success with its jukebox from Leisureplay, that we advised them to upgrade it to the top of the range VenueHub digital model. The VenueHub not only has all the…

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Rent to buy and get a new Jukebox for no capital outlay

Jukeboxes have moved centre stage in recent years, competing and even beating other forms of pub retail pay per play equipment for cashbox take. Canny operators have recognized that jukeboxes are far from being ancillary equipment, and make the jukebox their flagship product in many venues. It’s not just us saying that, recent significant orders…

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The forgotten tracks

This week a new online music service was launched that only plays songs that nobody has listened to on Spotify. Apparently there are around 4 million tracks available on Spotify that have never ever been listened to. The aim of the new service, called Forgotify is to bring these tracks to the listeners’ attention. Users…

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