News & Jukebox Chart

A Community Affair – The Ivy House

Music brings people together, from cavemen playing flutes around a fire 67,000 years ago to people singing from their balconies in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nowhere is this clearer that at The Ivy House, London’s first cooperatively owned pub. Located in Nunhead, this pub has had several names and many owners over…

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Hopes are high for sustaining growth well into 2022, says Toby Hoyte

Published in Coinslot December 2021 Coinslot: A year that opened in lockdown, staggered through to reopening, via a supply chain crisis and ending with Omicron: how will you look back on 2021? Toby Hoyte: I think everyone had to accept that we will be working with this situation for a long time to come. There was…

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Ed and Shoulders Above the Rest

Soundnet and TouchTunes have released their combined music play charts for 2021 and it appears that brand new releases combined with a strong back catalogue are best when it comes to the UK pub-goers music tastes. Only Ed Sheeran strikes a current note, sitting at the top of the charts with his single ‘Bad Habits’…

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Looks Do Matter Says TouchTunes

What makes a successful pub machine can vary greatly but one vital ingredient has got to be the way it looks. Attractive cabinets that are well designed and beautifully illuminated are a clarion call to players in a crowded bar. This is a fact that has been recognised in the gaming machine market, where a…

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Are we getting better at sharing?

TouchTunes has noticed that UK operators are now favouring its 18% revenue sharing option on new purchases of its top of the range digital jukeboxes. “Initially, the UK sector was not so keen on revenue share,” says Soundnet TouchTunes Toby Hoyte. “I think customers were concerned that a percentage deal meant ‘sharing’ data on income…

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Purcell Buys 100 Angelina Jukeboxes at ACOS

Paul Purcell, Managing Director of Amusement Leisure, placed an incredible order for 100 top-of-the-range TouchTunes Angelina digital jukeboxes at the recent ACOS show in London. Amusement Leisure is a long-time customer of Soundnet/TouchTunes and this is the latest in a series of significant orders from the company, which prides itself on only supplying the latest…

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A Memory Down Trippet Lane

We often hear about hidden musical gems and mythical lost recordings – unreleased tunes from the early pub gigs of famous bands – but it’s almost never true. Why would it be? Nobody goes out on a Saturday night with a recorder in one hand and a mic in the other. Which is why three…

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This One’s on the House!

How much effort is a free drink worth? For UK house duo Freemasons, an almost 20-year music career would be the answer. Freemasons is formed of two producers, Russell Small and James Wiltshire. The pair had already enjoyed success independently in the 90s dance scene, but in the early 2000s were looking to create a…

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Case study: Norfolk Leisure Finds V5 a Useful Tool

In these uncertain times, it’s good to have options to keep customers happy – especially when those options don’t cost the earth. UK operators are finding that the V5 jukebox conversion kit from Soundnet and Sound Leisure has been invaluable for extending the life of perfectly good Sound Leisure digital jukes, by giving them the…

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Online Jukeboxes Recover Well After Pub Re-openings in UK

There has been a gratifying recovery of online connected jukeboxes in UK pubs, despite ongoing difficulties in the pub retail sector, due to the lockdowns. At the end of August, 89% of Soundnet/TouchTunes previously supplied were back on and taking income. The average income for all of the online jukeboxes was 94% of the levels…

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