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Be A World Cup Winner with Soundnet

So, apparently England’s victory over Poland that qualified them for the football World Cup finals in Brazil next summer could score £50m for the UK pub trade, according to the British Beer & Pub Association. The industry could certainly do with the boost and with Brazil Standard Time only four hours after British Summer Time…

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Thing that go bump (and grind) in the night

With Halloween fast approaching we thought this was a good opportunity to share a scary story about a landlady in Addlestone who was subject to a witch-hunt due to her frightening clientele. Jenny Evans took over a pub called the Holly Tree in the town two years ago – which had a fearsome reputation for…

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You’re not playing that in my pub…

Music can bring people together but it can also drive people apart. Nowhere is this truer than in the pub, where passions, sometimes fuelled by alcohol, can run high. Playing an Oasis track on a jukebox in a Liverpool pub on match day could be seen as a challenge. Ask us here at Soundnet; we…

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Music to drink beer to…

In the business of providing music for the UK’s pubs via a network of market-leading jukeboxes, there are some acts that resonate for more reasons than others. Take Chas & Dave for example. To some – slightly cheesy Cockney chappies who had plenty of “rabbit” and who were a mainstay of 80s primetime TV shows….

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Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball hits the charts, but what do pubgoers think of the singer’s transformation?

Miley Cyrus’ transformation from America’s sweetheart to rebellious pop starlet has taken the music world by storm, and this week the Soundnet team had to stop and ask ourselves how pubgoers would react to the singer’s latest track. Known by many for her lead role in Walt Disney’s TV series Hannah Montana, country-pop singer Miley…

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The UK’s favourite digital jukebox just got more attractive

Sound Leisure Jukeboxes featuring Milestones in Music technology has been the number one digital jukebox solution in UK pubs for the past 6 years, its quality build, comprehensive music package and competitive price making it a favourite with operators. However, Sound Leisure and its music supply partner Soundnet have set out to make it an even more…

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Recent research shows that young adults have enduring emotional connections with music that was popular when their parents were young

Amongst many parents and their children, individual music tastes can often cause conflicts. However, recently published research has revealed that young adults obtain a strong, emotional connection with music that was popular when their parents were a similar age. Conducted by Professor Carol Lynne Krumhansl from Cornell University and Justin Zupnick from the University of…

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Tradition meets technology; today’s pub owners strive to create the right balance

The Good Pub Guide 2014 came under strong criticism last week, as pub landlords reacted to the Guide’s controversial suggestion that pubs may need to let go of their heritage in order to succeed. Amidst predictions that between 2500 to 4000 British pubs may be forced to close within the next year alone, the Guide’s…

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Global or Local? Surprising research shows music fans favour local tracks over global hits.

Recently published research from the Economic Journal has found that many music fans may favour local artists over international hits. The global study, conducted by Fernando Ferreira and Joel Waldfogel, surprisingly illustrated that a significant amount of consumers favored home-grown talent over international artists. Following these findings, additional results revealed that the internet and satellite…

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Tastemakers: background music to set the right mood for the restaurant industry

Where once diners could expect to hear the soothing sounds of classical concertos, today’s restaurant experience is too often drowned out by overly-loud background music chosen more for the staff than the customers. In a recent Esquire Magazine blog, food journalist John Mariani recounts how restaurant music trends have changed over the years; and not…

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