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Download Festival in a digital jukebox

Last week, the prestigious rock festival Download celebrated its 10th year. The weekend event, which sees 105,000 revellers travel to Donnington Park in Leicestershire, has been running since 2003, offering heavy metal fans the chance to see some of the biggest legends in rock. This year, Download Festival played host to a number of high-profile…


Background music earworm

Here at Soundnet, we’re constantly researching into the ways we can provide clients with a more engaging service; how¬†background music systems can deliver a more entertaining experience¬†for the clientele who frequent our customer’s venues. A large proportion of this task is keeping abreast of the latest consumer trends, particularly focusing on how music can influence…


Customers drawn to community pubs with a ‘great atmosphere’

A new piece of research has found that a third of Britons think it is important to have a pub close to their home, believing a vibrant local is a sign of a close-knit community. The findings, taken from an investigation by market research company Mintel, discovered that 33 per cent of the United Kingdom…


Venues vying for Best Pub Award

The deadline for the 2012 Great British Pub Awards comes to a close on Friday 25th May. The prestigious event, which honours the best pubs in the United Kingdom, has a comprehensive list of categories. Indeed, the awards up for grabs range from ‘Best Food Pub’ and ‘Best Managed Pub’ to ‘Best Spirits Pub’ and…


John Peel’s record collection to be released online

The background music team at Soundnet were very excited to hear that the record collection of John Peel, radio DJ and iconic music legend, is being made available to the general public in an interactive online museum. Access to the record collection, which includes 25,000 LPs and 40,000 singles, has been granted by Peel’s family…


Background music and the Olympics opening ceremony

With only 78 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, we’ve been eagerly anticipating news on which British acts will be taking part in the opening ceremony for the event on July 27. But, while details on the performances during the event itself are still a closely guarded secret, information has…