Louis Armstrong

It happened in music: Satchmo’s hot list

On this date in 1925, Louis Armstrong recorded the first of his Hot Five recordings, laying the foundation of the rhythmic and improvisational aspects of jazz. His mastery of the trumpet combined with his iconic vocal style makes him one of the most recognizable jazz musicians of all time. Today’s playlist contains all the tracks […]

Spinal Tap

Turn it up to 11

To celebrate Nigel Tufnel Day–and one of the most iconic music movies of all time–we wanted to share some of the ways we’re turning things up to 11 at Sonos. Because, as the LA Weekly so aptly put it ,”a life turned up to 11 is the only one any of us are interested in […]

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Under the hood of the PLAY:3

Over 100 years ago today, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first official observation and study of X-rays. To celebrate this ground-breaking discovery, we’re giving you a behind-the-skin look at one of our own inventions–courtesy our very special clear PLAY:3.

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The infamous Van Halen concert rider

On Sunday, Sonos decked out the dressing rooms backstage at the MTV European Video Awards. We didn’t get to check out any of the artists’ riders while we were there, but we’re fairly certain none were quite as demanding as the infamous Van Halen M&Ms rider. Curious as to what exactly the band required? The […]

The Famous Fillmore

It happened in music: The famous Fillmore

On November 6, 1966, Bill Graham opened the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, creating what would be a hub of counterculture. In honor of this moment in music history, today’s playlist features songs by musicians who played at the Fillmore during the heyday of this historic venue. Have you seen any great live acts at […]

School of Rock

It happened in music: School of rock

On this day in 1975, the Sex Pistols played their debut show at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, where bass player Glen Matlock was studying. This featured playlist honors bands that met or got their start in university. Have your own ideas on which songs are school of rock worthy? Be sure to […]

Sonos everywhere

Find us in a store near you

Today, Sonos announced that The Wireless HiFi System is now playing in more than 6,300 retail locations across North America.  New retail partners, including Target, Best Buy, Brookstone, Micro Center, Future Shop, hhgregg, P.C. Richard & Son, Microsoft Windows retail stores and more, are introducing their music loving customers to the Sonos experience of streaming […]

Kurt Cobain guitar smash

It happened in music: Smashing guitars

On this day in 1988, Kurt Cobain–then an unsigned grunge immortal–smashed his first guitar at a Halloween show at Evergreen State College. Celebrate with few songs by some famous guitar smashers. Even add your own suggestions to our collaborative Spotify playlist.

Happy Halloween

Haunt your house

This year you can make sure your haunted house is the spookiest on the block–with a little help from our streaming music partners. Now you can scream stream all the scariest songs and sound effects to all the rooms of your haunted house…and control it all from the palm of your disembodied hand. Try blasting […]

Music Venues at Home

Ultimate music venues at home

If you’ve ever wondered how to create the ultimate music listening venue according your favorite musical genres, you’re in luck. The graphic below offers some fun, over-the-top ways you can amplify the music that best defines your tastes. What makes up your ultimate home listening experience?

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JUKE is in the haus

It’s not a band. It’s not a car. And it’s definitely not a phone. JUKE is a new cloud based music service from Deutschland. And, it’s making its streaming debut on The Sonos Wireless HiFi System.  Our latest service addition is all part of Sonos’ grand plan to stream all the music on earth– everywhere […]