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What’s in a name?

Personality, functionality, musicality, or in this case, all of the above. That’s why Sonos has renamed our ZonePlayer 90 to CONNECT and ZonePlayer 120 to CONNECT:AMP. But don’t fret: they’re the exact same award-winning products, just with a name change and updated packaging to go with it. These new names tell it like it is, […]

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An interview with Curt Smith

Yesterday, Curt Smith (of Tears For Fears fame) released his long-awaited solo album Mayfield. Curt was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to chat with Sonos about the album, his first film score, and upcoming tour plans. Read on for the details. Sonos: Originally, Mayfield was the name of a group […]

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Sonos rocks the office: Indaba Music

Indaba Music has one goal in mind: to make musician’s lives easier with various tools and networking opportunities. In fact, many of the employees are themselves musicians. What with music being a driving factor in their daily lives, it’s no surprise music is cranking throughout the day. Check out the video below for an inside […]

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A CYRCLE paint job

We recently invited CYRCLE, a street art crew based in Los Angeles, CA, to our offices in Santa Barbara to bring some artistic flavor into our downtown Lab space. The crew threw up four main pieces both inside and out, as well as a few smaller touches around the office. To see more photos of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.