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The Sonos Listening Library: Where sound and design meet

Joining in on Cool Hunting’s takeover of the Standard Hotel, East Village, we have transformed and tuned the Sonos Listening Library as part of the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and Noho Design Week. The intersection between the interior of the room and the sound you explore as you move through the space challenges […]

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That’s a wrap: Sonos at SXSW 2012

SXSW might be over but the Sonos crew is still buzzing from all the action in Austin, thanks in no small part to our many awesome partners. A big shout out to the tremendous crew at the SPIN Shed (posted up at Stubbs BBQ) and to Spotify, MOG, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and Buzzmedia for connecting us […]

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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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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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Party time: Wireless Urban Gig in China

Last week, Sonos hosted a music-inspired party in Guangzho, China. The event–called Wireless Urban Gig–aimed to bring together media and influencers to enjoy live music from bands hailing from cities around the country. The lineup included Snapline from Beijing, B6 from Shanghai, and Insecticide from Guangzhou. Also on hand were several art installations to complement […]

Fred Butler fuzes fashion and music on film

Earlier this week, Fred Butler successfully launched her Spring/Summer 2012 Collection with an innovative music-infused presentation played through a collection of PLAY:3s customized by the designer herself. Each season, Butler creates a vibrant fashion film to support her collection; fittingly, this year’s exciting twist is the inclusion of the bespoke music composed by Patrick Wolf exclusively […]

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Stream the iHeartRadio Music Festival live

As it turns out, what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to stay in Vegas. Case in point: the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival, which is rocking Sin City this Friday (September 23) and Saturday (September 24). The music service, which regularly provides access to more than 750 live radio stations, will be broadcasting the festival […]

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Fred Butler unveils music inspired collection

On day three of London Fashion Week, the Sonos crew was out in force at the launch of Fred Butler’s S/S ’12 Collection at Somerset House, London. The collection went down a storm and was every bit the ‘Sonic Sinuate Supertemporal Sequestador’ that Butler named her designs. The music-infused show had the audience captivated as […]