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Franz Ferdinand live-stream new album, as fans calls for first access to new music

With music fans becoming increasingly impatient to hear new releases, indie band Franz Ferdinand decided to treat fans to an exclusive performance of their entire upcoming album via the internet last week.

Following the birth of online streaming services, today’s consumers have come to expect rapid access to the latest chart hits, often looking to hear songs before they are even released. In response, several big name artists have begun offering supporters first-listen previews of their new material to create additional buzz ahead of a major release. As the most recent band to embrace this strategy, Franz Ferdinand streamed a live set of their new album through the David Letterman website last week, following an appearance on the US talk-show.

While this trend may be good news for music fans though, the rush to hear new material places pressure on venue owners to provide the same access to new music within their bar or pub. With many music services, this can involve a significant cost, in terms of both fees and the time it takes to source and purchase tracks on a regular basis. Thankfully, modern digital jukeboxes offer a simpler and more affordable solution that can even generate additional profit for the venue.

Through their online connection, the digital jukeboxes supplied by Soundnet, including the latest Sound Leisure VenueHub model, are automatically updated with new music twice weekly. Thanks to Soundnet’s partnership with the Official Charts Company, these regular updates include all new entries to the week’s official album and singles charts, as well as exclusive pre-release content from top artists.

This comprehensive service doesn’t have to come with a matching price tag either, as Soundnet offers venue owners a profit-share payment option, without any additional set-up charges or maintenance fees.

For full information on how digital jukeboxes enable venues to meet the ever-increasing expectations of today’s music fans, contact Soundnet.

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