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Special Edition PLAY:3s by Hisham Bharoocha

We teamed up with artist Hisham Bharoocha to design some special custom-painted PLAY:3s, which will be handed out to our partners and VIPs during SXSW this week. Get a first-hand look at his work in progress–which was interrupted by gale-force winds, golf ball-sized hail, and tornado warnings in Nashville–in the photo gallery below. Also, be […]

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Exclusive interview with The Vaccines frontman

Last week, we were privileged enough to catch a crowd-pleasing live performance by The Vaccines on the NME Awards stage. The Best New Band winners electrified the O2 Academy Brixton and had all the party goers on their feet with hit single “If You Wanna”, which you can check out yourself in this video. Even […]

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John Varvatos designs PLAY:5 for charity

John Varvatos has collaborated with Sonos to create a customized special edition SONOS PLAY:5.  The uniquely adorned player features a grille with digitally printed artwork by the noted designer.  The custom Sonos players are being auctioned off to support the Stuart House charity. Dig it? You can bid on one of the units right now […]

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MOG’s International Women’s Day playlist

March 8th is International Women’s Day all over the globe. To celebrate the occasion, MOG’s editors have put together a special playlist featuring many of the world’s greatest ladies in music. The mix features some of our favorite avenues of pop across several cultures. Head over to MOG and save the playlist to your library […]

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Godlike Gallagher claims his throne

Congrats to Sonos competition winner and music blogger Tom Edwards, who wrote the following behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 NME Awards. Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be in attendance as the best of the UK’s indie scene turned out for that most rock’n’roll of awards parties, the NME’s. As the wide-eyed, competition-winning guest […]

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NME Awards 2012: Exclusive backstage interviews

Last night, Sonos rocked out at the NME Awards 2012. As the supporters of the much coveted Best British Band category–deservedly won by Kasabian–we had full access to grab some exclusive interviews from backstage. We chatted to The Vaccines, The Horrors and Johnny Marr to name a few and recorded it all into a podcast […]

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Now backstage: Rock stars and half-empty pints

We’re currently cranking away at our exclusive coverage from the NME Awards 2012 will be shortly. We’ve dusted off the remnants of the legendary cathedral of music that is the O2 Academy Brixton and are working quickly to bring you some hot behind-the-scenes interviews. A room full of rock stars and an open bar–it can […]

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Mapping SXSW: Where the music’s coming from

Musicians, fans, and industry folks have been converging on Austin every spring since 1987–and this year is no exception. SXSW has become a force to be reckoned with, drawing more than 13,000 registrants in 2011, plus many more revelers who come strictly for the shows and parties. Sonos counts itself among this the lucky attendees […]

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Peek backstage at the NME Awards 2012

Sonos has teamed up with the NME Awards 2012 to present the Best British Band category. During the awards on February 29, TV and radio personality Colin Murray–famed for his eclectic taste in music–will be on-hand to present our exclusive behind-the-scenes podcasts. To get the full scoop, be sure to check back with us after […]

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Your sexytime playlist, delivered

Post and playlist courtesy Sex and the 405. We are a species full of judgment. We judge one another on how we look, what we drive, where we work out, who we know, where we work, what OS we prefer – if it exists, we’ve judged it. And no judgment is as harsh as that […]

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What musicians know about love

Music is no stranger to matters of the heart. A vast array of the songs written throughout recent history have dealt with love. Love songs range from sappy and sentimental to dark and depressing, all the way to more (ahem) intimate implications. It’s this last category that we address in the infographic below, which takes […]