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The sweet sound of success: survey reveals how hospitality businesses rely on music

Almost one in every three business owners in the hospitality sector admit they would rather lose an entire day’s worth of trade than turn off the music in their establishment, according to a recent survey. The research, compiled collaboratively by the PPL and PRS, two major music licensing bodies in the UK, finds a vast…

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The VenueHub Jukebox creates a buzz at the EAG International exhibition

Soundnet were excited to witness a highly positive response to Sound Leisure’s latest VenueHub background music system, unveiled at the EAG International exhibition last week. Crowds at the leading amusement and leisure trade show were impressed with the VenueHub’s range of innovative features, particularly the entertaining ‘Dance Me’ app. Eager to put the jukebox at the heart…

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Soundnet now the only UK jukebox service to host the Official Singles Chart

Thanks to a partnership agreement with the Official Charts Company, Soundnet are now the only UK jukebox service to offer the Official Singles Chart, Britain’s weekly countdown of the biggest selling singles. Soundnet’s managing director, Simon Davis, is keen to underline how crucial he believes it is for landlords to be able to provide their…

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Live Forever: Oasis’ continued popularity takes them to the top of Soundnet’s jukebox artist chart

The chances of Oasis ever having any future as a band may seem slim at the moment, but on jukeboxes across the country, the band’s tracks remain as popular as ever. So popular, in fact, that they’ve risen to take the top spot on Soundnet’s most played artists of 2012 chart. This acclaim has earned the…

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The people’s choice: Soundnet reveal the most played jukebox tracks of 2012.

New releases reign supreme on the jukebox in 2012, but Oasis grab the top artist spot. An in-depth look into both online and offline jukebox selections reveals Oasis are the most played artist of 2012, despite the fact every one of the ten most popular jukebox track choices for the year were new releases. Supplying…

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Pubs unprepared for new machine games legislation

Recent reports from HM Revenue and Customs suggest the majority of pubs are currently not prepared for the new machine games legislation due to take effect in February 2013. Only 353 British pubs, representing around one per cent of those likely to be affected by the new duty, have signed up to the scheme to…

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Pub owners rally to fight proposed PPL fee increase

The Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers announces that it has raised an additional £7000 in an attempt to oppose a planned 4000% royalty fee increase for pubs holding special music based events. AMLR’s BEDA Late Night Working Group chairman, John Hayes, comments, “We are doing all we can to raise more money to fight this…

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Most consumers think pints taste better with background music

A new study has discovered that the majority of consumers actually believe pleasant background music in pubs improves the taste of their pint. Of those surveyed, 53 per cent stated nice music would moderately to significantly enhance their experience, and a further 33 per cent did not mind hearing music while they drank. The report, conducted on…

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Adele enters record books

British artist Adele has entered the Guinness Word Record Book after breaking several landmark records following the phenomenal success of her second studio album 21. The singer, recently confirmed to be recording the theme tune to the new James Bond film, Skyfall, broke seven records in total, including the first female, first UK artist and…

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Bestival to be streamed live across YouTube

Coverage of this year’s Bestival music festival will be broadcast live over the internet after a landmark deal. The event, which is held annually on the Isle of Wight, will be broadcasting across video site YouTube, with 40 acts set to be available to global viewers during the event. It is the first time a…

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