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The people’s choice: Soundnet reveal the most played jukebox tracks of 2012.

New releases reign supreme on the jukebox in 2012, but Oasis grab the top artist spot.

An in-depth look into both online and offline jukebox selections reveals Oasis are the most played artist of 2012, despite the fact every one of the ten most popular jukebox track choices for the year were new releases.

Supplying over 15,000 digital jukeboxes in the UK, Soundnet have unparalleled access to information on what pub-goers across the country are listening to, helping us guide landlords on the most profitable jukebox tracks for their pub or bar.

In 2012, we’ve found that the UK public are three times more likely to select ‘chart and new releases’ on their local jukebox than any other category, with 80 per cent of jukebox income typically coming from this category.

Given this preference, Soundnet are committed to providing more new chart tracks than anyone else, working directly with record labels to bring pub customers the latest tracks as soon as possible and updating online jukeboxes twice per week. Soundnet even supplies some songs ahead of their official release date, meaning this year, pubs with a Soundnet jukebox were listening to 2012’s third most selected track, ‘Titanium’, a full four months before it went on sale.

This interest in popular culture has even influenced the chart for the back catalogue section, with Kenny Roger’s ‘The Gambler’ rising to the top spot this year after becoming the unofficial England Rugby team anthem in 2007. Similarly, the ‘Album of the Month’ option, a Soundnet exclusive featuring the latest albums in full, came in as the second most browsed category.

sound-of-2012.1-e1358270455523 Despite new music dominating the jukebox charts, however, when it comes to the most played artists, Oasis still hold first place, with even their unreleased tracks racking up significant play counts.

Pub operators should remember then, that though new material from artists like Tom Odell, Azaelia Banks and Bon Jovi are likely to feature heavily on jukeboxes in 2013, it still pays to include handpicked tracks from the past in the jukebox library.

Get in contact with the Soundnet team if you’re interested in adding our top predictions for 2013, or any of the tracks from our 2012 chart, to your pub playlist before anyone else.

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