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Soundnet signs VHub rental deals at Autumn Coin Op Show (ACOS) 2014

Soundnet continues its fantastic year with pre-orders for 210 jukeboxes on its competitive rental deal, signed at the Autumn Coin-op Show 2014. VHub, manufactured by Sound Leisure, is now the premier jukebox in the UK, following a number of high profile orders placed since the start of the year when the Gen 2 software was…

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Why a teenage dream’s so hard to beat

Why does the music we listened to as teenagers still sound better than anything we have encountered since then? That was the question asked by Mark Joseph Stern a writer for Slate Magazine in a recent, excellent article. The answer is not simply nostalgia – or even that we have become less tolerant of new…

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VHub Gen 2 goes from strength to strength

Since the launch of the Gen 2 software in January, the VHub jukebox just goes from strength to strength. This was proved when yet another large order was placed this month at the Park Avenue Open Day, in London by leading independent UK operator Essex Leisure. The order for 50 of the flagship jukeboxes means…

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TouchTunes acquisition will mean business as usual for Soundnet UK customers

Soundnet – the leading supplier of digital music to the UK jukebox industry – has been acquired by TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America. However, from Soundnet’s existing customers’ point of view in the UK, the acquisition will actually make very little difference to the high level of service…

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TouchTunes expands into Europe through Soundnet acquisition

TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Soundnet, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of audio and visual content to bars, clubs and other venues. The terms of the deal are undisclosed. Soundnet operates throughout the UK and Europe and…

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Hats off to Pharrell – he’s had quite a year

Pharell Williams has finally lost his top spot on the Soundnet charts, where he has remained for an amazing 16 weeks with his track ‘Happy’. During the past four months, he has headed off challenges for the top of the Soundnet chart from other artists who reached number one in the Official Chart Company listings,…

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If you go down to the pub today…

Forget the stadiums, the best place to see the stars perform appears to be your local. Only last week, Blur front man and musical polymath Damon Albarn performed his seminal hit Park Life in an East London pub with a live cockney band called The Gents – to the surprise of the band and drinkers!…

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Soundwaves – THE source for jukebox and BGM news

For the past few years, Soundnet has periodically produced a newsletter called Soundwaves to keep our customers up to date with the latest news, whether it be product information, new services, or profiles of some of the staff who look after you. The latest issue of Soundwaves is now available to download here and contains the latest…

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Music played in pubs is on the increase

The PRS for Music has announced that pubs and clubs paid out £38.5m in music royalties last year, which is a growth of 2.1% on previous payments from the sector. Given that the pub sector itself has seen some consolidation in recent years, this figure is impressive. It goes to show that revenue from both…

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Music & Craft Beer: Shipyard IPA

It was a Friday lunchtime, the sun was shining and it was the end of a busy week. So James (Luck) and I did the logical thing. We went to the pub for a pint. We picked a place called The Bucks Head, which is in Camden Town just around the corner from our offices….

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