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Music to drink beer to…

In the business of providing music for the UK’s pubs via a network of market-leading jukeboxes, there are some acts that resonate for more reasons than others. Take Chas & Dave for example. To some – slightly cheesy Cockney chappies who had plenty of “rabbit” and who were a mainstay of 80s primetime TV shows….

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The UK’s favourite digital jukebox just got more attractive

Sound Leisure Jukeboxes featuring Milestones in Music technology has been the number one digital jukebox solution in UK pubs for the past 6 years, its quality build, comprehensive music package and competitive price making it a favourite with operators. However, Sound Leisure and its music supply partner Soundnet have set out to make it an even more…

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Recent research shows that young adults have enduring emotional connections with music that was popular when their parents were young

Amongst many parents and their children, individual music tastes can often cause conflicts. However, recently published research has revealed that young adults obtain a strong, emotional connection with music that was popular when their parents were a similar age. Conducted by Professor Carol Lynne Krumhansl from Cornell University and Justin Zupnick from the University of…

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Tastemakers: background music to set the right mood for the restaurant industry

Where once diners could expect to hear the soothing sounds of classical concertos, today’s restaurant experience is too often drowned out by overly-loud background music chosen more for the staff than the customers. In a recent Esquire Magazine blog, food journalist John Mariani recounts how restaurant music trends have changed over the years; and not…

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Customers call for better music discovery services from online streaming sites

Spotify has added a new Browse feature to its service, as music fans look for more convenient ways to uncover new favourite artists and tracks. Amidst criticism that music streaming services offer little beyond search box functionality, market leader Spotify has come forth to offer customers a more intuitive way to browse its expansive track…

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Franz Ferdinand live-stream new album, as fans calls for first access to new music

With music fans becoming increasingly impatient to hear new releases, indie band Franz Ferdinand decided to treat fans to an exclusive performance of their entire upcoming album via the internet last week. Following the birth of online streaming services, today’s consumers have come to expect rapid access to the latest chart hits, often looking to…

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Soundnet Gives You More

Music is the fuel that drives jukebox revenue so deciding on the right supplier will make a real difference to your cashbox. Soundnet is the UK’s number one supplier of digital music to Sound Leisure’s range of jukeboxes. A number of factors sets the Soundnet service apart. More new music, more often Soundnet’s online update…

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The sound of success: the importance of matching background music to customers

As numerous studies point to background music’s ability to affect not just ambiance, but also sales figures, Soundnet explains why hospitality and retail businesses must find the right music fit for their audience. Though for many brands, music may seem like more of an afterthought than a core aspect of their business offering, research proves it can…

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Soundnet champions the spirit of discovering new music ahead of Glastonbury Festival

This weekend marks perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for UK festival-goers, as thousands flock to rural Somerset to enjoy the legendary Glastonbury festival. Clearly, the big name artists headlining this year’s line-up, including the Rolling Stones, the Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons, are guaranteed to draw the biggest crowds at the…

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Soundnet bring the Starburst jukebox into the digital age

The ever-popular Starburst Sound Leisure jukebox has now been given a major online upgrade, making it perhaps the best value digital jukebox on the market. Previously only available as a traditional offline jukebox, the Starburst has nonetheless remained a firm favourite with Britain’s venue owners, thanks to its comprehensive track library and highly competitive price. As Soundnet’s…

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