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Get the Vibe with the TouchTunes Festival Playlist

With Glastonbury taking place this week, kicking off the UK summer festival season, the team at TouchTunes/Soundnet have launched their free festival anthems playlist incorporating popular headliners. It’s an eclectic line-up at Glastonbury headed by 80-yea-old Sir Paul McCartney, with fellow industry veterans Fleetwood Mac and Robert Plant, bringing the retro vibe. At the other…


Ed and Shoulders Above the Rest

Soundnet and TouchTunes have released their combined music play charts for 2021 and it appears that brand new releases combined with a strong back catalogue are best when it comes to the UK pub-goers music tastes. Only Ed Sheeran strikes a current note, sitting at the top of the charts with his single ‘Bad Habits’…


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…


What’s new, digital jukebox pussycat?

Spending every day working with jukeboxes, it’s not often that the Soundnet team are thankful for a silent, music-free atmosphere. By a stroke of luck, however, it was exactly that silence that allowed the staff over at digital jukebox manufacturers, Sound Leisure, to hear the cries of an abandoned kitten right outside their door. When the…


Britain’s toughest pub to benefit from background music system?

A pub in Greater Manchester, more commonly known as “Britain’s toughest pub”, is on the market after the owners took the decision to close the venue. The pub, The Flying Shuttle in Bolton, gained its hard reputation after reports from local police regarding ‘regular excessive drunkenness’. In a testament to the reputation of the outlet,…