John Lennon Glasses

It Happened In Music: Famous auctions

On July 14th, 2007, a pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the […]

The Stone Roses "splatter shot"

Behind the lens with Kevin Cummins

With some fans stepping off a plane just hours before the event, Madchester fanatics from far and wide descended on “Sonos presents…The Music, The Myths and The Mayhem.” The event served as a venue for legendary music photographer Kevin Cummins to share his anecdotes from an era that defined a generation: living large and playing […]

Marijke Koger-Dunham

Freedom as fuel: The work of Marijke Koger-Dunham

Freedom fosters creativity. Creativity requires freedom. We’re not debating the loudness of a block party or the proliferation of graffiti as inalienable rights. We’re simply talking about the best kind of freedom: the kind that inspires. This Friday, June 29th, the Sonos Studio will host the first career retrospective of iconic 1960s psychedelic artist Marijke […]

Madchester

The Madchester Anthems playlist

Drum roll please: the lucky winner of our competition to win limited edition, Madchester inspired PLAY:3 is…Mark Bacon, aka @Streakymdb. In addition to the player, designed by Richard Robinson, Mark has won two tickets to tonight’s The Music, The Myths and The Mayhem event. With the event upon us, we’re ready to turn up our […]

LIVING THINGS album art

The Six Degrees of Linkin Park

We’re passionate about listening and those who want to bring it back. That collective includes Mike Shinoda and Linkin Park, who are advocates of listening with friends—socially and out loud. So in honor of the release of their new album, LIVING THINGS, we decided to explore the many members, side projects, and relationships in this […]

Sonos Studio lounge

The making of the Sonos Studio

The gears are already in motion for the second cycle of the Sonos Studio, our acoustically-designed gallery that celebrates music listening. The space serves as the best place in Los Angeles to experience Sonos, with events designed to explore the intersection of music, art and technology through creative collaborations. Find out how it all came […]

Custom PLAY3s by Richard Robinson

The Music, The Myths and The Mayhem

Since we’re so excited about our collaboration with The Stone Roses: The Third Coming Exhibition, we’ve gone and added an exclusive listening party to the event calendar. Get ready to start rocking when “The Music, The Myths and The Mayhem” hits Whiteleys in London on Tuesday 26 June, kicking things off with an interview with […]

Sonos Studio exhibit - Ralf Strathmann

Center of Attention at the Sonos Studio

To inaugurate the Sonos Studio with our first cycle of programming we went straight to the core of what this is all about: Listening. The events and exhibition “Center of Attention” by multimedia artist Luke Fischbeck are about sharing the experience of listening out loud. To that end, Luke created a giant musical instrument, playable […]