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Soundnet looks back at Eurovision’s most memorable moments

Here are Soundnet, we were amazed last week to learn that legendary British rock ballad singer, Bonnie Tyler, will be representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision song contest in May. In recent years, the international musical competition has become something of a novelty for British viewers, not least because political motivations seem to have…

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Budget brings welcome relief for pubs, but challenges remain for sector

An otherwise uneventful Budget brought with it one very welcome surprise for the pub and bar industry; the much-despised beer duty escalator was scrapped in by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Going a step further, beer duty was also cut by 1p per pint in a symbolic move to recognise the crippling pressure the…

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Seasonal spirit with Soundnet’s background music service

It’s fair to say that in the UK, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved far beyond its cultural origins and has become a real celebration, drawing crowds together for a great time over a customary pint of Guinness. This year proved to be no exception, and we certainly enjoyed seeing such a lively, joyous atmosphere in…

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Soundwaves newsletter: Edition 9

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Setting the mood for summer with Soundnet

It may only be March, but as Brits it’s in our nature to start looking ahead and planning for the summer months at the first sign of a sunny weekend. Warmer weather brings with it a whole new set of opportunities for landlords, as eager patrons start venturing out into pub gardens up and down…

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Soundnet reveals the Brit Effect on the digital jukebox chart

This week, the nobility of the British pop world gathered in London to celebrate their own in the annual Brit Awards. Hosted by the affable James Cordon, the event was watched live on ITV by 6.5 million viewers and saw Ben Howard, Frank Ocean and Mumford and Sons claim accolades throughout the night. But, winners…

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Soundnet proves there’s a jukebox for every pub at the EAG and ICE shows

The Soundnet team took to the trade floor last month, exhibiting their digital jukeboxes to an international audience at two of the leading conferences in the entertainment and gaming world. January was a busy month for Soundnet, with the EAG International Amusement and Leisure show and the ICE gaming industry exhibition both taking place within…

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Pubs embracing social media to become heart of the community

Landlords are beginning to wake up to the power of social media to bring in the crowds, according to a new survey by Barclays, but many still struggle to find time to get the best from their social networks. Impressively, for around one in every ten hospitality sector businesses, social media contributes up to 50…

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The sweet sound of success: survey reveals how hospitality businesses rely on music

Almost one in every three business owners in the hospitality sector admit they would rather lose an entire day’s worth of trade than turn off the music in their establishment, according to a recent survey. The research, compiled collaboratively by the PPL and PRS, two major music licensing bodies in the UK, finds a vast…

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The VenueHub Jukebox creates a buzz at the EAG International exhibition

Soundnet were excited to witness a highly positive response to Sound Leisure’s latest VenueHub background music system, unveiled at the EAG International exhibition last week. Crowds at the leading amusement and leisure trade show were impressed with the VenueHub’s range of innovative features, particularly the entertaining ‘Dance Me’ app. Eager to put the jukebox at the heart…

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