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Thing that go bump (and grind) in the night

With Halloween fast approaching we thought this was a good opportunity to share a scary story about a landlady in Addlestone who was subject to a witch-hunt due to her frightening clientele. Jenny Evans took over a pub called the Holly Tree in the town two years ago – which had a fearsome reputation for…

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Global or Local? Surprising research shows music fans favour local tracks over global hits.

Recently published research from the Economic Journal has found that many music fans may favour local artists over international hits. The global study, conducted by Fernando Ferreira and Joel Waldfogel, surprisingly illustrated that a significant amount of consumers favored home-grown talent over international artists. Following these findings, additional results revealed that the internet and satellite…

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Soundnet delighted to see AIM Awards return to support independent artists

As self-confessed music obsessives, the Soundnet team were incredibly pleased to hear that the AIM Music Awards will return for a third year, paying tribute to the most talented independent artists in the business today. Soundnet firmly believe in the importance of events like the AIMs to help unsigned artists gain vital recognition; just imagine…

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Budget brings welcome relief for pubs, but challenges remain for sector

An otherwise uneventful Budget brought with it one very welcome surprise for the pub and bar industry; the much-despised beer duty escalator was scrapped in by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Going a step further, beer duty was also cut by 1p per pint in a symbolic move to recognise the crippling pressure the…

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Seasonal spirit with Soundnet’s background music service

It’s fair to say that in the UK, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved far beyond its cultural origins and has become a real celebration, drawing crowds together for a great time over a customary pint of Guinness. This year proved to be no exception, and we certainly enjoyed seeing such a lively, joyous atmosphere in…

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Soundnet’s Milestones in Music digital jukebox package features in Cheryl Cole video

The jukebox has been a much-loved addition to bars and pubs for decades and, as the times change, its charm only seems to become more attractive for pub-goers. The technology that powers jukeboxes has, however, changed dramatically since its invention over 100 years ago. This mix of old and new is captured perfectly by the…

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Celebrity restaurants – background music systems for the stars

This week, Mick Fleetwood, the legendary drummer (and namesake) of the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac, declared his intentions to open a restaurant in Haiwaii. Mick, who plans to launch his venue in Maui, is the latest artist to step into the gastro business, joining the likes of Bono, Justin Timberlake and Moby. While…

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Background music of the Brits

Last week, millions across the country tuned in to the Brit Awards 2012, the infamous awards show which honours the best and brightest in the UK music industry. As ever, the ceremony wasn’t without its memorable moments. The big winner of the night (and deservingly so) was Adele. The 23-year-old singer, who is a regular…

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Digital jukebox tributes to Houston

We were all saddened to hear about the death of musical legend Whitney Houston last week. Houston, who passed away last weekend, was one of the greatest musical talents to come out of America; her path-finding career saw her become the most-awarded female artist of all time. Furthermore, she’s been said to have been the…

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Soundnet launch 20,000 song £27.50 digital jukebox package – Premium 20k

Here at Soundnet, we’ve always been committed to offering our customers affordable products and services. As one of the leading digital jukebox music suppliers in the UK, we’re proud to provide pubs, restaurants and bars with an exciting selection of background music packages at low prices. Since 2009, we’ve built a solid reputation as one of the market…

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