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Win a PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson

We’ve partnered with Spotify to give away three exclusive Sonos PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson. The London-based designer is heavily involved in the worlds of music and fashion–his work has graced covers of albums by artists such as Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Soulwax, Tinchy Stryder and Kate Nash. For more information on how you can win, […]

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Video highlights from Art Basel

Recently, Sonos joined forces with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) for an Art Basel kick off party at Miami Beach’s Shore Club, featuring DJ Jon Santos and performance artist Narcissister. Sonos held candid conversations with these dynamic artists as well as renowned photographer Tim Barber who was in Miami launching his new book. This […]

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Sonos rocks the office: Cool Hunting

When it comes to getting the creative juices flowing, the editors over at the digital publication Cool Hunting really know what they’re doing. That’s why music is constantly cranking in their office throughout the work day. Music is a major influence in their work and lives, not to mention a source of information and inspiration. […]

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It Happened In Music: Follow in the Footsteps

On December 12, 1792, Ludwig van Beethoven received his first music lesson from renowned composer Joseph Haydn. They initially met almost two years earlier when Haydn, travelling from Vienna, stopped in Bonn on his way to perform in London. When Haydn saw Beethoven again on his return journey, he was so impressed with the young […]

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It Happened In Music: Country music gains fame

The Grand Ole Opry has showcased country music’s biggest stars since 1925, when it was just a radio show called the “WSM Barn Dance.” After announcer George “Judge” Hay uttered the phrase “Grand Ole Opry” over the Nashville’s airwaves on December 10, 1927, the weekly country music show earned a new name. The birth of […]

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NADA DJ party rocks Miami’s Shore Club

Last weekend, Sonos hosted a jam-packed dance party during Art Basel Miami Beach, in collaboration with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Common Space. The event provided the first opportunity for guests to view (and later purchase) special edition PLAY:5s,  which were customized by Creative Growth artists and featured at the NADA Art Fair. […]

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It Happened In Music: Otis Redding and Stax

On December 7, 1967, Otis Redding wrapped up his recording of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” at Stax Records in Memphis. During the recording session, he forgot the words to a fadeout section and substituted the whistle that famously ends the song. It would be his last session at the legendary studio. He […]

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Courageous and contentious cover songs

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Case in point: the cover song. We rounded up some of the best known covers and graphed them according to faithfulness to the original and their overall quality. Which songs would you move around on the chart? What songs would you add and where would you […]

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Special Edition PLAY:5s to debut at Miami art fair

This week in Miami, Sonos will kick off an exciting product collaboration with the visionary artists at Creative Growth, the largest art center for adults with disabilities. Four select artists– Susan Janow, Donald Mitchell, Gerone Spruill and Aurie Ramirez–have created eight unique images to be digitally printed onto the grills of a limited run of […]

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Tip: Switch smoothly from Napster to Rhapsody

You’ve probably already heard the news that Napster is merging into Rhapsody. Today, that move becomes official for all Sonos users in the U.S. What does that mean for Napster users? Well, it will be a bit of a transition. Don’t worry: you’ll still have access to millions of songs and hundreds of radio stations, […]

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Mission Control: Android tablet ready for takeoff

Sonos is on a mission—to let you control your music any way you want. And that now includes Android tablets.  With the free Sonos Controller for Android you can fire up your favorite tablet–perhaps the Kindle Fire or the Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab–start reading your favorite blog, and wirelessly control all your favorite […]