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Lady Gaga and Katy Perry forced to rush release singles to keep pace with fans’ appetite for new music

Music fans’ desire to hear the latest tracks before anybody else has pushed even international recording superstars Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to bring forward the release of their new singles, after illegal copies were leaked online. Hackers gained access to Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated new track, ‘Applause’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ days before the…

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Customers call for better music discovery services from online streaming sites

Spotify has added a new Browse feature to its service, as music fans look for more convenient ways to uncover new favourite artists and tracks. Amidst criticism that music streaming services offer little beyond search box functionality, market leader Spotify has come forth to offer customers a more intuitive way to browse its expansive track…

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Consumers’ search for new musical discoveries boosts independent record store sales

Despite the industry trend away from physical music sales in favour of digital downloads, independent record stores have experienced a revival in 2013, as consumers search for music beyond the mainstream. According to data from the Official Charts Company, sales from independent record stores saw a 44% upturn in the first half of 2013, compared…

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Franz Ferdinand live-stream new album, as fans calls for first access to new music

With music fans becoming increasingly impatient to hear new releases, indie band Franz Ferdinand decided to treat fans to an exclusive performance of their entire upcoming album via the internet last week. Following the birth of online streaming services, today’s consumers have come to expect rapid access to the latest chart hits, often looking to…

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Soundnet Gives You More

Music is the fuel that drives jukebox revenue so deciding on the right supplier will make a real difference to your cashbox. Soundnet is the UK’s number one supplier of digital music to Sound Leisure’s range of jukeboxes. A number of factors sets the Soundnet service apart. More new music, more often Soundnet’s online update…

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Official Charts Company reports 2013 set to become a record year for music sales

Official Charts Company reports 2013 set to become a record year for music sales Despite a great deal of media commentary on the decline of the music industry over recent years, new statistics suggest 2013 could be on track to become the biggest year on record for singles sales. Spurred on by impressive sales of…

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The sound of success: the importance of matching background music to customers

As numerous studies point to background music’s ability to affect not just ambiance, but also sales figures, Soundnet explains why hospitality and retail businesses must find the right music fit for their audience. Though for many brands, music may seem like more of an afterthought than a core aspect of their business offering, research proves it can…

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Soundnet champions the spirit of discovering new music ahead of Glastonbury Festival

This weekend marks perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for UK festival-goers, as thousands flock to rural Somerset to enjoy the legendary Glastonbury festival. Clearly, the big name artists headlining this year’s line-up, including the Rolling Stones, the Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons, are guaranteed to draw the biggest crowds at the…

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The adventures and stresses of Soundnet’s big move to the heart of London’s thriving music scene

After several months of delayed move dates, the builders have finally given Soundnet the go-ahead to move from West Hampstead to our new home in the rich media oasis that is Camden Town. I have to admit, I didn’t realise moving would be such a stress. Moving house would be a walk in the park…

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Soundnet bring the Starburst jukebox into the digital age

The ever-popular Starburst Sound Leisure jukebox has now been given a major online upgrade, making it perhaps the best value digital jukebox on the market. Previously only available as a traditional offline jukebox, the Starburst has nonetheless remained a firm favourite with Britain’s venue owners, thanks to its comprehensive track library and highly competitive price. As Soundnet’s…

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