Justice (the band)

Like Justice? Enter to win tickets in the UK

As the awards season kicks off, the NME Awards 2012 prepares to rock London’s O2 Brixton Academy on Wednesday 29th February. This year, Sonos is getting in on the action and sponsoring the Best British Band category with nominees ranging from heavyweights Kasabian and Muse to acclaimed indie acts Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club and […]

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The History of Radio

The discovery of radio in 1892 sparked amazing technological advancements, fundamentally guiding the development of how we communicate with each other and entertain ourselves. Check out this infographic to trace the evolution of radio from the very first frequencies observed by Tesla to the social radio phenomenon Turntable.FM.

Happy Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day prediction playlists

In the United States and Canada, the 2nd of February is marked as Groundhog Day, a holiday dedicated to a prognosticating rodent. The most famous of these ground squirrels is Punxsutawney Phil, who–along with the rest–emerges from his burrow each February to predict either early spring or six more weeks of winter. According to folklore, […]

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It Happened In Music: The End of an Era

On January 30, 1969, The Beatles play a lunchtime rooftop gig on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes, it is the last time The Beatles perform live. The performance, which was filmed for the Let It Be movie, is stopped early by police after neighbors […]

How to use line-in

Tip: Using line-in on Sonos

Did you know that you can connect an external audio source to your PLAY:5, CONNECT, or CONNECT:AMP and stream to any Sonos component in your house? So if a friend is visiting with a rare demo on her MP3 player, you can use the line-in on your Sonos player to listen out loud. Or if […]

Nirvana, circa 1988

It Happened In Music: The Birth of Grunge

On January 23, 1988, Nirvana records a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. It was this tape that made it into the hands of  Jonathan Poneman, one of the founders of Sub Pop records. After hearing the demo, he offers to put out a Nirvana single. This historic event set the Seattle sound into motion, […]

Turn on Rdio

Turn on Rdio

Streaming music is taking the world by storm. The latest onslaught comes from Rdio, which recently made good on its promise to light up Germany, Australia, and New Zealand with more than 12 million songs available on demand. Whether you’re hankering for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” or want to relive the 80’s with the New Wave stylings […]

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Now playing: Sirius on Sonos in Canada

Canadian music lovers now have yet another way to stream all the music on earth in any room of the home. Sirius has announced that its service out of Canada is now available on Sonos, which means subscribers have a great new avenue for wirelessly stream their favorite programming all over the house. Already have […]

MLK Playlist

An uplifting playlist inspired by Martin Luther King

On the third January of each year, the United States celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement was an iconic figure in American history, known especially for his non-violent methods of inspiring change and revolution. It’s fitting, then, that the holiday honoring MLK be marked […]

Grantland 2011 playlist

Grantland’s favorite songs of 2011

The folks over at Grantland have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture, so it’s no surprise that they kept a keen eye on the course of music over 2011. What’s the consensus? “It got real weird.” We’ll let you be the judge of that, but if you’re looking for an interesting cross-section of […]

Yoga Soup

Listening out loud at Yoga Soup

Listening out loud plays an important role for yoga classes at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, CA. We stopped by this unique studio to chat with owner Eddie Ellner about how music inspires his methods. Do you use music to motivate you to maintain a healthy mind and body?