Noel Gallagher at the 2012 NME Awards

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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It Happened In Music: Jimi Hendrix’s inspiration

It’s easy to picture our greatest musical minds as utter geniuses, creating their own ideas and styles simply by drawing from some inexplicable inner wellspring. But like the rest of us, even the brightest have to take inspiration from somewhere–or someone else.  On March 1, 1964  Jimi Hendrix began recording and performing with Little Richard, […]

The Vaccines at the 2012 NME Awards

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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Gear up for race day with a Daytona 500 playlist

Even if you’re the most diehard race fan on the planet, we’re willing to bet that the sound of engines in all their Doppler affected glory isn’t the only sound you enjoy. And much like you, some of racing’s biggest names are avid music fans. Even one of the biggest events in the sport incorporates […]

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Become the backstage blogger at the NME Awards

Exciting news: we are giving one lucky winner the chance to rub shoulders with music’s best and give a VIP review of this year’s NME Awards. As our exclusive Sonos blogger, you will get to share your experience on this very blog and the NME site–ideal platforms for any aspiring music writer, journalist or blogger. […]

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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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Setting up a Sonos system: The basics

Do you balk at complicated home audio set ups? Check out this unboxing featuring pro snowboarder Todd Richards as he sets up Sonos for the first time–you’ll see just how easy it is to get all the music on earth streaming wirelessly in any room of your home.

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Share the Love: A Valentine’s Day playlist

We’re thrilled that so many dedicated music fans decided to Share the Love on our Facebook page over the past week. As promised, we’re delivering a little love right back with our Valentine’s Day playlist. Have a listen on Spotify and continue to add to the mix, or create your own lovey-dovey playlists using the […]

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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 […]