News & Jukebox Chart

Industry leaders sign landmark jukebox deal

This week Soundnet was proud to be part of a landmark deal, which brought together the market leaders in the jukebox industry, the machine operating business and the legendary Official Charts Company. At the O2 Arena in London we signed an agreement for the supply of 250 Official Charts Company branded jukeboxes to Gamestec, the…

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Where are your hidden customers?

Who plays your jukebox? Our experience built up over years of speaking to customers and research carried out via our online connected jukeboxes, shows that the typical jukebox candidate is probably male and given that chart music makes up for over 80 per cent of plays, probably under 30. Often the same demographic will use…

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Jukebox hits of 2013

Every year, we compile three charts of most played tracks, artists and classic tracks. These charts create an interesting picture of the music people pay to listen to while out in pubs and clubs.  As expected, chart hits are dominant on this year’s Most Played Tracks Chart, which is broadly in line with the top-selling…

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Happy new year!

As we link arms to sing Auld Lang Syne – many of us will be thinking of ways to improve our lives in 2014. According to research, the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions are: 1. To lose weight 2. To quit smoking 3. To do more exercise 4. To get a new job 5. To…

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Pop will eat itself

Unless you left the country this weekend, you will not have missed the fact that it was The X Factor final. This show has become a national institution of sorts having spawned some of the most successful recording artists of recent years, such as One Direction and Leona Lewis. But just as it can create…

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Give your pub a music makeover

UK pubs have until the end of this month to enter the “Music Makeover 2013” competition organised by the PRS for music, representing 100,000 songwriters and composers. This year, the prize money has doubled to £10,000 for one lucky pub to kit out their establishment with equipment from music retailer GAK. There are also 10…

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I like the sound of this beer!

Could music affect the taste of beer? Pete Brown, Beer Writer of the Year in 2009 and 2012 believes this might be the case. Brown put his theory to the test at a recent event at Brewers’ Hall, hosted by ITA – an exclusive event booking and catering service based in the Capital. “Pete is…

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Taylor Swift shuns Spotify, but not the Jukebox

Recent MTV European Music Award winning artist Taylor Swift has announced she won’t be sharing her latest album on Spotify, though thankfully it will still appear on Soundnet’s Jukeboxes. Spotify is not the only streaming service to be hit by Swift’s decision to withhold her new material. As reported by Garett Kamps, senior director of…

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Don’t Rage Against It – Download it instead!

The Official Charts Company has confirmed this week that this year’s X Factor winner’s single will be released during the Christmas Number 1 sales week, following a two-year break from the Number 1 single race. The previous two X Factor winners James Arthur and Little Mix released their singles to reach the number one slot…

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Lou Reed – gone but not forgotten

“I’m not a human jukebox, I’m a musician,” the late Lou Reed is quoted as saying after he was criticized for not playing any crowd pleasing older tracks at a gig in Toronto. “Me, I think a real fan would be happy to hear whatever music you wanted to play, if they really cared about…

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