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The sound of success: the importance of matching background music to customers

As numerous studies point to background music’s ability to affect not just ambiance, but also sales figures, Soundnet explains why hospitality and retail businesses must find the right music fit for their audience. Though for many brands, music may seem like more of an afterthought than a core aspect of their business offering, research proves it can…

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Soundnet champions the spirit of discovering new music ahead of Glastonbury Festival

This weekend marks perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for UK festival-goers, as thousands flock to rural Somerset to enjoy the legendary Glastonbury festival. Clearly, the big name artists headlining this year’s line-up, including the Rolling Stones, the Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons, are guaranteed to draw the biggest crowds at the…

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Soundnet bring the Starburst jukebox into the digital age

The ever-popular Starburst Sound Leisure jukebox has now been given a major online upgrade, making it perhaps the best value digital jukebox on the market. Previously only available as a traditional offline jukebox, the Starburst has nonetheless remained a firm favourite with Britain’s venue owners, thanks to its comprehensive track library and highly competitive price. As Soundnet’s…

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New music triumphs on the Soundnet Jukebox Chart

Recent chart releases have once again shot into this week’s top 30 most selected jukebox tracks, showing the significant impact regular playlist updates can have on jukebox profit levels. Understanding the importance of keeping track of current music trends, each week Soundnet compiles a chart of the 30 most popular tracks on jukeboxes across the…

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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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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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Soundwaves newsletter: Edition 9

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Soundnet reveals the Brit Effect on the digital jukebox chart

This week, the nobility of the British pop world gathered in London to celebrate their own in the annual Brit Awards. Hosted by the affable James Cordon, the event was watched live on ITV by 6.5 million viewers and saw Ben Howard, Frank Ocean and Mumford and Sons claim accolades throughout the night. But, winners…

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Soundnet proves there’s a jukebox for every pub at the EAG and ICE shows

The Soundnet team took to the trade floor last month, exhibiting their digital jukeboxes to an international audience at two of the leading conferences in the entertainment and gaming world. January was a busy month for Soundnet, with the EAG International Amusement and Leisure show and the ICE gaming industry exhibition both taking place within…

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The VenueHub Jukebox creates a buzz at the EAG International exhibition

Soundnet were excited to witness a highly positive response to Sound Leisure’s latest VenueHub background music system, unveiled at the EAG International exhibition last week. Crowds at the leading amusement and leisure trade show were impressed with the VenueHub’s range of innovative features, particularly the entertaining ‘Dance Me’ app. Eager to put the jukebox at the heart…

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