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Soundnet signs VHub rental deals at Autumn Coin Op Show (ACOS) 2014

Soundnet continues its fantastic year with pre-orders for 210 jukeboxes on its competitive rental deal, signed at the Autumn Coin-op Show 2014. VHub, manufactured by Sound Leisure, is now the premier jukebox in the UK, following a number of high profile orders placed since the start of the year when the Gen 2 software was…

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Why a teenage dream’s so hard to beat

Why does the music we listened to as teenagers still sound better than anything we have encountered since then? That was the question asked by Mark Joseph Stern a writer for Slate Magazine in a recent, excellent article. The answer is not simply nostalgia – or even that we have become less tolerant of new…

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VHub Gen 2 goes from strength to strength

Since the launch of the Gen 2 software in January, the VHub jukebox just goes from strength to strength. This was proved when yet another large order was placed this month at the Park Avenue Open Day, in London by leading independent UK operator Essex Leisure. The order for 50 of the flagship jukeboxes means…

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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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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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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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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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Be A World Cup Winner with Soundnet

So, apparently England’s victory over Poland that qualified them for the football World Cup finals in Brazil next summer could score £50m for the UK pub trade, according to the British Beer & Pub Association. The industry could certainly do with the boost and with Brazil Standard Time only four hours after British Summer Time…

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You’re not playing that in my pub…

Music can bring people together but it can also drive people apart. Nowhere is this truer than in the pub, where passions, sometimes fuelled by alcohol, can run high. Playing an Oasis track on a jukebox in a Liverpool pub on match day could be seen as a challenge. Ask us here at Soundnet; we…

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Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball hits the charts, but what do pubgoers think of the singer’s transformation?

Miley Cyrus’ transformation from America’s sweetheart to rebellious pop starlet has taken the music world by storm, and this week the Soundnet team had to stop and ask ourselves how pubgoers would react to the singer’s latest track. Known by many for her lead role in Walt Disney’s TV series Hannah Montana, country-pop singer Miley…

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