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Not just a machine: Tips on choosing the right jukebox music service

Gone are the days when jukebox providers would simply drop a jukebox off at a venue and leave the owner to it; today choosing a jukebox is as much about the supplier’s services as the machine itself. The level of additional support offered by jukebox rental companies can vary significantly depending on the supplier chosen, and can…

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Scottish Licensed Trade News urges landlords to keep pace with background music technology

Hospitality industry publication, Scottish Licensed Trade News, is warning bar and club owners not to fall behind in terms of background music technology, as online streaming services like Spotify shift consumer expectations for music variety. In a recent article featuring Soundnet’s Marketing Manager Toby Hoyte, the trade journal informs readers of the numerous benefits digital background music systems…

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Music Week feature celebrates Soundnet’s partnership with the Official Charts Company

Soundnet are delighted to report that our background music serviceshave been featured in national industry publication, Music Week, as the only jukebox operator to partner with the Official Charts Company. Given the magazine’s reputation within the music industry, running for more than fifty years and read by over 5000 sector members, the piece represents a real…

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Soundnet looks back at Eurovision’s most memorable moments

Here are Soundnet, we were amazed last week to learn that legendary British rock ballad singer, Bonnie Tyler, will be representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision song contest in May. In recent years, the international musical competition has become something of a novelty for British viewers, not least because political motivations seem to have…

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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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Soundwaves newsletter: Edition 9

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Setting the mood for summer with Soundnet

It may only be March, but as Brits it’s in our nature to start looking ahead and planning for the summer months at the first sign of a sunny weekend. Warmer weather brings with it a whole new set of opportunities for landlords, as eager patrons start venturing out into pub gardens up and down…

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Soundnet proves there’s a jukebox for every pub at the EAG and ICE shows

The Soundnet team took to the trade floor last month, exhibiting their digital jukeboxes to an international audience at two of the leading conferences in the entertainment and gaming world. January was a busy month for Soundnet, with the EAG International Amusement and Leisure show and the ICE gaming industry exhibition both taking place within…

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Pubs embracing social media to become heart of the community

Landlords are beginning to wake up to the power of social media to bring in the crowds, according to a new survey by Barclays, but many still struggle to find time to get the best from their social networks. Impressively, for around one in every ten hospitality sector businesses, social media contributes up to 50…

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