It Happened In Music: Jimi Hendrix’s inspiration

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix

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, […]


NME Awards 2012: Exclusive backstage interviews

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Events, Music In Culture

The Vaccines at the 2012 NME Awards

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 […]


Now backstage: Rock stars and half-empty pints

Posted on February 29th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Events, Music In Culture


We’re currently cranking away at our exclusive coverage from the NME Awards 2012 will be shortly. We’ve dusted off the remnants of the legendary cathedral of music that is the O2 Academy Brixton and are working quickly to bring you some hot behind-the-scenes interviews. A room full of rock stars and an open bar–it can […]


Mapping SXSW: Where the music’s coming from

Posted on February 28th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Events, Infographics, Music In Culture

SXSW Band Map_square

Musicians, fans, and industry folks have been converging on Austin every spring since 1987–and this year is no exception. SXSW has become a force to be reckoned with, drawing more than 13,000 registrants in 2011, plus many more revelers who come strictly for the shows and parties. Sonos counts itself among this the lucky attendees […]


Gear up for race day with a Daytona 500 playlist

Posted on February 24th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in News

Daytona 500

Even if you’re the most diehard race fan on the planet, we’re willing to bet that the sound of engines in all their Doppler affected glory isn’t the only sound you enjoy. And much like you, some of racing’s biggest names are avid music fans. Even one of the biggest events in the sport incorporates […]

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