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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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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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