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A Memory Down Trippet Lane

We often hear about hidden musical gems and mythical lost recordings – unreleased tunes from the early pub gigs of famous bands – but it’s almost never true. Why would it be? Nobody goes out on a Saturday night with a recorder in one hand and a mic in the other. Which is why three…


This One’s on the House!

How much effort is a free drink worth? For UK house duo Freemasons, an almost 20-year music career would be the answer. Freemasons is formed of two producers, Russell Small and James Wiltshire. The pair had already enjoyed success independently in the 90s dance scene, but in the early 2000s were looking to create a…


Case study: Norfolk Leisure Finds V5 a Useful Tool

In these uncertain times, it’s good to have options to keep customers happy – especially when those options don’t cost the earth. UK operators are finding that the V5 jukebox conversion kit from Soundnet and Sound Leisure has been invaluable for extending the life of perfectly good Sound Leisure digital jukes, by giving them the…


Online Jukeboxes Recover Well After Pub Re-openings in UK

There has been a gratifying recovery of online connected jukeboxes in UK pubs, despite ongoing difficulties in the pub retail sector, due to the lockdowns. At the end of August, 89% of Soundnet/TouchTunes previously supplied were back on and taking income. The average income for all of the online jukeboxes was 94% of the levels…