News & Jukebox Chart

Elbow lead a Charge in pubs

At Soundnet we have always said that music and beer go hand in hand, and that the best place to enjoy both is down the pub. So it is with great interest that we note that alternative rock band Elbow previewed its sixth studio album “The Take off and Landing of Everything” in over 250…

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Craic open the St Pats playlist

Today’s St Patrick’s Day must feel even sweeter to the Irish today, following their incredible victory over the French at the Six Nations championship at the weekend. In fact, the last few days, with the good weather, the fantastic sporting fixtures and today’s notable date, have combined to provide not only the Irish, but the…

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‘Dance me’

Guest blogger: Marc Bird from Leisureplay Marc shares his unusual experience at a recent installation of a V-Hub jukebox. “The Bull in Redbourn had enjoyed such success with its jukebox from Leisureplay, that we advised them to upgrade it to the top of the range VenueHub digital model. The VenueHub not only has all the…

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Rent to buy and get a new Jukebox for no capital outlay

Jukeboxes have moved centre stage in recent years, competing and even beating other forms of pub retail pay per play equipment for cashbox take. Canny operators have recognized that jukeboxes are far from being ancillary equipment, and make the jukebox their flagship product in many venues. It’s not just us saying that, recent significant orders…

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The forgotten tracks

This week a new online music service was launched that only plays songs that nobody has listened to on Spotify. Apparently there are around 4 million tracks available on Spotify that have never ever been listened to. The aim of the new service, called Forgotify is to bring these tracks to the listeners’ attention. Users…

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Industry leaders sign landmark jukebox deal

This week Soundnet was proud to be part of a landmark deal, which brought together the market leaders in the jukebox industry, the machine operating business and the legendary Official Charts Company. At the O2 Arena in London we signed an agreement for the supply of 250 Official Charts Company branded jukeboxes to Gamestec, the…

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Where are your hidden customers?

Who plays your jukebox? Our experience built up over years of speaking to customers and research carried out via our online connected jukeboxes, shows that the typical jukebox candidate is probably male and given that chart music makes up for over 80 per cent of plays, probably under 30. Often the same demographic will use…

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Jukebox hits of 2013

Every year, we compile three charts of most played tracks, artists and classic tracks. These charts create an interesting picture of the music people pay to listen to while out in pubs and clubs.  As expected, chart hits are dominant on this year’s Most Played Tracks Chart, which is broadly in line with the top-selling…

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Happy new year!

As we link arms to sing Auld Lang Syne – many of us will be thinking of ways to improve our lives in 2014. According to research, the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions are: 1. To lose weight 2. To quit smoking 3. To do more exercise 4. To get a new job 5. To…

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Pop will eat itself

Unless you left the country this weekend, you will not have missed the fact that it was The X Factor final. This show has become a national institution of sorts having spawned some of the most successful recording artists of recent years, such as One Direction and Leona Lewis. But just as it can create…

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