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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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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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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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Tradition meets technology; today’s pub owners strive to create the right balance

The Good Pub Guide 2014 came under strong criticism last week, as pub landlords reacted to the Guide’s controversial suggestion that pubs may need to let go of their heritage in order to succeed. Amidst predictions that between 2500 to 4000 British pubs may be forced to close within the next year alone, the Guide’s…

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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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Consumers’ search for new musical discoveries boosts independent record store sales

Despite the industry trend away from physical music sales in favour of digital downloads, independent record stores have experienced a revival in 2013, as consumers search for music beyond the mainstream. According to data from the Official Charts Company, sales from independent record stores saw a 44% upturn in the first half of 2013, compared…

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Official Charts Company reports 2013 set to become a record year for music sales

Official Charts Company reports 2013 set to become a record year for music sales Despite a great deal of media commentary on the decline of the music industry over recent years, new statistics suggest 2013 could be on track to become the biggest year on record for singles sales. Spurred on by impressive sales of…

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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 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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New music triumphs on the Soundnet Jukebox Chart

Recent chart releases have once again shot into this week’s top 30 most selected jukebox tracks, showing the significant impact regular playlist updates can have on jukebox profit levels. Understanding the importance of keeping track of current music trends, each week Soundnet compiles a chart of the 30 most popular tracks on jukeboxes across the…

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