News & Jukebox Chart

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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New music triumphs on the Soundnet Jukebox Chart

Recent chart releases have once again shot into this week’s top 30 most selected jukebox tracks, showing the significant impact regular playlist updates can have on jukebox profit levels. Understanding the importance of keeping track of current music trends, each week Soundnet compiles a chart of the 30 most popular tracks on jukeboxes across the…

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The power of the preview: sparking music fans’ curiosity with early releases

A growing trend has emerged for music artists to offer fans exclusive online previews of their tracks before they are even available for purchase, in order to generate hype for upcoming releases. Electronic music duo Daft Punk broke numerous streaming records when a free preview of their new album was offered ahead of release, boosting…

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Not just a machine: Tips on choosing the right jukebox music service

Gone are the days when jukebox providers would simply drop a jukebox off at a venue and leave the owner to it; today choosing a jukebox is as much about the supplier’s services as the machine itself. The level of additional support offered by jukebox rental companies can vary significantly depending on the supplier chosen, and can…

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Uplifting anthems: music’s role in setting the mood

Two studies published recently report very different results on the effect certain styles of music can have on our emotions, demonstrating just how personal music taste can be. In the first of the two studies, the University of Missouri found participants were more likely to be able to improve their own mood when listening to…

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The Rockbox strikes a chord at new venue The Zombie Hut

Recognising that each venue has its own very special set of requirements when it comes to background music, Soundnet are committed to fully researching each establishment to suggest the best jukebox system for their needs. In the case of the soon to be legendary bar and live music venue, The Zombie Hut in Corby, for…

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Scottish Licensed Trade News urges landlords to keep pace with background music technology

Hospitality industry publication, Scottish Licensed Trade News, is warning bar and club owners not to fall behind in terms of background music technology, as online streaming services like Spotify shift consumer expectations for music variety. In a recent article featuring Soundnet’s Marketing Manager Toby Hoyte, the trade journal informs readers of the numerous benefits digital background music systems…

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Soundnet delighted to see AIM Awards return to support independent artists

As self-confessed music obsessives, the Soundnet team were incredibly pleased to hear that the AIM Music Awards will return for a third year, paying tribute to the most talented independent artists in the business today. Soundnet firmly believe in the importance of events like the AIMs to help unsigned artists gain vital recognition; just imagine…

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Lifting the mood with new music

Through conducting a series of experiments using MRI scanners, Canadian scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute have discovered listening to new music has a positive effect on brain activity. Despite the fact music represents an abstract concept, the researchers observed that when played new tracks, the participants’ brain reactions mirrored those in situations where a…

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Music Week feature celebrates Soundnet’s partnership with the Official Charts Company

Soundnet are delighted to report that our background music serviceshave been featured in national industry publication, Music Week, as the only jukebox operator to partner with the Official Charts Company. Given the magazine’s reputation within the music industry, running for more than fifty years and read by over 5000 sector members, the piece represents a real…

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