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Win tickets to the Slacker Canadian Music Fest

In celebration of The Canadian Music Week Special, Out There TV host Melissa DiMarco is giving away a pair of Slacker Canadian Music Fest 2012 wristbands. Canadian residents can enter by emailing their contact info to the show, or by connecting with Melissa on Twitter or Facebook. The wristbands will provide access to two events: the […]

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Coming soon: New Controller apps for Mac and PC

You asked, we listened. Our team has been working ‘round the clock to bring you two brand spanking new Sonos Controller apps for Mac and PC. The new Controllers will make it easier than ever to find, control and play music in any room—right from your favorite desktop or laptop. What can you look forward […]

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Audiotuned: The lofty mind of the music elitist

SXSW is in full swing, with today marking the kick off of the music portion of the conference and festival. As music lovers and industry insiders from around the globe converge on Austin, Texas, we figured it was the perfect time to peer into the mind of one type of particularly discriminating attendee: the music […]

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Willkommen in Deutschland, Spotify

Musikstreaming erobert die Welt im Sturm. Die neueste Brise kommt von Spotify, die heute ihr Versprechen eingelöst haben Deutschland mit mehr als 15 Millionen Songs on-demand zu versorgen. Ob man Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” hören möchte oder eher in der Stimmung für die härteren Töne von Rammstein ist, alle musikalischen Gelüste können mit einem einfachen Knopfdruck befriedigt werden. […]

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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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WiMP launches out of Sonos Labs

Last November, we introduced you to Sonos Labs, a program that provides music service developers access to SMAPI–the free Sonos Music API, Technical Documentation & Tools Suite. The platform allows music services to make themselves available on Sonos faster than ever before, all while giving our customers early access to the service during the development and […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]