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EAG sees soundjack reach new Milestones

Last year Soundnet unveiled its innovative soundjack app, which allows users to choose and pay for music using their smart phone. At this year’s EAG, Soundnet announced that soundjack will now be available on the Milestones in Music jukebox platform, as well as unveiling the new background music tablet system which is also soundjack enabled….

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Soundnet charts reveal pub favourites – new and old

Soundnet has released its charts revealing the most-played artists, tracks and genres, on digital jukeboxes this year. Once again, there is an eclectic mix of old and new in the charts, reflecting the varied tastes of the pub-going public. While chart hits still dominate – with Ed Sheeran surprisingly hitting the top spot in most-played artists…

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Online jukeboxes Break the 2000 Barrier

Following record-breaking of sales of the VHub digital jukebox incorporating the soundjack app, Soundnet has put over 2000 units online so far in 2014. The soundjack app allows customers to choose and pay for their music using a smart phone. It is proven to increase the jukebox cashbox by encouraging more customers throughout the venue…

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If you go down to the pub today…

Forget the stadiums, the best place to see the stars perform appears to be your local. Only last week, Blur front man and musical polymath Damon Albarn performed his seminal hit Park Life in an East London pub with a live cockney band called The Gents – to the surprise of the band and drinkers!…

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Soundwaves – THE source for jukebox and BGM news

For the past few years, Soundnet has periodically produced a newsletter called Soundwaves to keep our customers up to date with the latest news, whether it be product information, new services, or profiles of some of the staff who look after you. The latest issue of Soundwaves is now available to download here and contains the latest…

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Music played in pubs is on the increase

The PRS for Music has announced that pubs and clubs paid out £38.5m in music royalties last year, which is a growth of 2.1% on previous payments from the sector. Given that the pub sector itself has seen some consolidation in recent years, this figure is impressive. It goes to show that revenue from both…

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Music & Craft Beer: Shipyard IPA

It was a Friday lunchtime, the sun was shining and it was the end of a busy week. So James (Luck) and I did the logical thing. We went to the pub for a pint. We picked a place called The Bucks Head, which is in Camden Town just around the corner from our offices….

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Craic open the St Pats playlist

Today’s St Patrick’s Day must feel even sweeter to the Irish today, following their incredible victory over the French at the Six Nations championship at the weekend. In fact, the last few days, with the good weather, the fantastic sporting fixtures and today’s notable date, have combined to provide not only the Irish, but the…

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The forgotten tracks

This week a new online music service was launched that only plays songs that nobody has listened to on Spotify. Apparently there are around 4 million tracks available on Spotify that have never ever been listened to. The aim of the new service, called Forgotify is to bring these tracks to the listeners’ attention. Users…

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Jukebox hits of 2013

Every year, we compile three charts of most played tracks, artists and classic tracks. These charts create an interesting picture of the music people pay to listen to while out in pubs and clubs.  As expected, chart hits are dominant on this year’s Most Played Tracks Chart, which is broadly in line with the top-selling…

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