News & Jukebox Chart

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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Local music boosts jukebox takings for the Salford Arms, Salford

Salford Landlord, Ken Devereaux, is keen to announce that jukebox takings have doubled for the Salford Arms since the venue began using its digital jukebox to promote local music. “We’ve been advised how to use this jukebox to the full potential and I put that down to the success we’ve had to date,” Devereaux comments. The Salford…

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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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Soundnet offers unlimited venue favourites service

Soundnet have decided to extend the hugely popular ‘Venue Favourites’ service to allow landlords to add unlimited tracks to a personalised jukebox playlist of their customers’ most-requested tracks. Aware that different pubs and bars have very different customers with highly varied music tastes, for years Soundnet have given landlords the option to hand-pick 50 extra tracks to…

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The Soundnet team creates their soundtrack to 2012

In a special end of year blog, Soundnet’s marketing manager, Toby Hoyte, reflects on how music has shaped 2012: For me this year’s big musical event, the one that got everyone talking, was Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony, ‘The Isle of Wonder’. As I was watching the ceremony, people were commenting live on Facebook and…

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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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Exploring the history of the jukebox

Despite the fact the jukeboxes of today represent sophisticated digital entertainment systems, pub-goers still seem to see the jukebox with a hint of fond nostalgia. In honour of the jukebox’s on-going vintage appeal, this blog post will take a sentimental look back at the evolution of the humble jukebox, from its invention back in 1889…

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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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