Murdoc Niccals Takes Us Inside Gorillaz Spirit House & Beyond

We recently created an immersive audio and visual experience with Gorillaz called the Spirit House to celebrate the launch of their new album, Humanz and the launch of our new PLAYBASE. We had the opportunity to sit down with Murdoc and talk Spirit House inspiration, listening out loud, and movie soundtracks.    Tell us a bit about what a Spirit House is? It’s a cocktail bar, isn’t…

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Philip Glass on Listening (and Composing) at 80

Philip Glass on Listening (and Composing) at 80

Article by: Piotr Orlov Photography by: Danny Clinch   Philip Glass opens the front door and ushers me into the living room of his East Village brownstone house. It feels busy, unkempt and fully lived-in. I take my coat off and wait a moment. It would appear that I am early. Glass is still busy with whatever he was doing before. I gradually take off the layers protecting me from the frosty…

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PLAYBASE brings Gorillaz Spirit House to life

This month sees the launch of the first album in six years from Gorillaz – Humanz – and we’re excited to be helping them celebrate. Together, we’re creating an immersive audio and visual experience called the Spirit House – a place where fans can go deeper into the band’s dark fantasy world, be dazzled by spectacular visuals, and surround by high fidelity sound. And it’s all brought to life by…

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“Furniture Pimp” Jim Walrod talks music waking up his home

At Sonos, we’re on a mission. We want people to switch off from work, stow away their laptops and celebrate the joy of listening out loud. It’s what we call 'waking up the silent home’ – and designer Jim Walrod is all for it.   Jim is the man behind some of the world’s most iconic and extravagant interiors – from hotels and nightclubs, to rockstars' pads and billionaires' playgrounds. So it…

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Causes and Conditions of the Silent Home

Causes and Conditions of the Silent Home

A Silent Home is a place where the absence of music exacerbates the stress and pressures of modern life. A home where people live side-by-side but not together. It is a problem that affects more than two thirds of our homes. Last year, we conducted an experiment to see if listening to music out loud at home could affect relationships. We showed that homes filled with music were happier, closer,…

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The Next Generation of Sonos Leadership

As the founder and CEO of Sonos, I am always trying to find leaders who are capable of taking Sonos to the next level. Part of that means assessing my own role. With Sonos now poised for a new phase of growth, I am excited to pass the role of Chief Executive Officer to a well-prepared Patrick Spence. Patrick demonstrated his leadership most recently with Sonos’ success during the holiday period,…

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FEATURED PLAYLIST: Chef’s Top Choices

Along with creating what might have been the world’s most epic potluck dinner, we asked the top chefs in our Mind of a Chef Music Special to put together their ideal dinner party playlist. Just like their cooking, each one is a perfect reflection of the individual chef’s background, taste and personality. Read on to hear their selections and get inspired to create a Playlist Potluck of your own.……

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Share Food. Share Music. Introducing Sonos Spotify Playlist Potluck.

POTLUCK /pätˈlək/ noun North American: A meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish. PLAYLIST /plāˌlist/ noun A list of songs to soundtrack a mood or event. PLAYLIST POTLUCK /plāˌlist pätˈlək/ noun A collaborative dinner party where each guest brings a unique dish and music to share. One of the most vital ingredients to a successful dinner party is the music – whether it is…

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The London Design Festival at Sonos Studio

We’ve got a packed line-up down at the studio for this year’s London Design Festival. Join us to celebrate home listening through design, interiors and maker culture: Workshop: ‘Relaxed Fluidity’ with Hole & Corner – Sat 17th & Sun 18th September Our favourite craft journal Hole & Corner hosts two maker workshops celebrating music’s role in inspiring a more creative home. You’ll…

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September Events at 101 Greene St.

There's a lot going on at the Sonos flagship store. Come listen. WEEK TWO 9/8 | GROUPLOVE Listening Session Join the band for a rare pre-release premiere of their new album “Big Mess”. (6 - 8PM)  WEEK THREE 9/12 | The First Listen - How To Dress Well "Care" Join Tom Krell (How To Dress Well) at the store for a first listen of his new album "Care" before it arrives Sept. 23 on Domino Records.…

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Sounds of Seattle

Is there a better place to be than Seattle? Not if you ask the folks that call it home. We recently had the pleasure of getting together with some of Seattle’s finest under one fantastically designed Airbnb pad. Music was of course pouring through every room all weekend (as was the wine). So as a souvenir, we asked some of these fabulous folks to share their soundtrack to Seattle, the…

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Soundtracks to the City: New York

To celebrate the arrival of the Sonos flagship store in Soho, we asked some of NY’s finest to share their personal soundtracks to the city. Listen out loud: THURSTON MOORE Thurston Moore & Walter SchreifelsRAKIM Rakim “I don’t like to keep it [the music] in my ears for too long myself. It feels like it cuts everything else off. When you listen to music on speakers, you can enjoy it,…

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