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TouchTunes acquisition will mean business as usual for Soundnet UK customers

Soundnet – the leading supplier of digital music to the UK jukebox industry – has been acquired by TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America. However, from Soundnet’s existing customers’ point of view in the UK, the acquisition will actually make very little difference to the high level of service…


TouchTunes expands into Europe through Soundnet acquisition

TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest in-venue interactive entertainment network in North America, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Soundnet, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of audio and visual content to bars, clubs and other venues. The terms of the deal are undisclosed. Soundnet operates throughout the UK and Europe and…


Where are your hidden customers?

Who plays your jukebox? Our experience built up over years of speaking to customers and research carried out via our online connected jukeboxes, shows that the typical jukebox candidate is probably male and given that chart music makes up for over 80 per cent of plays, probably under 30. Often the same demographic will use…


Happy new year!

As we link arms to sing Auld Lang Syne – many of us will be thinking of ways to improve our lives in 2014. According to research, the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions are: 1. To lose weight 2. To quit smoking 3. To do more exercise 4. To get a new job 5. To…


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…


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…


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…


Soundnet now the only UK jukebox service to host the Official Singles Chart

Thanks to a partnership agreement with the Official Charts Company, Soundnet are now the only UK jukebox service to offer the Official Singles Chart, Britain’s weekly countdown of the biggest selling singles. Soundnet’s managing director, Simon Davis, is keen to underline how crucial he believes it is for landlords to be able to provide their…