It Happened In Music: The Birth of Grunge

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music, Music In Culture

Nirvana, circa 1988

On January 23, 1988, Nirvana records a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. It was this tape that made it into the hands of  Jonathan Poneman, one of the founders of Sub Pop records. After hearing the demo, he offers to put out a Nirvana single. This historic event set the Seattle sound into motion, […]

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Turn on Rdio

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Music On Sonos, News

Turn on Rdio

Streaming music is taking the world by storm. The latest onslaught comes from Rdio, which recently made good on its promise to light up Germany, Australia, and New Zealand with more than 12 million songs available on demand. Whether you’re hankering for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” or want to relive the 80’s with the New Wave stylings […]

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Now playing: Sirius on Sonos in Canada

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Music On Sonos, News

sirius-satellite-radio-logo

Canadian music lovers now have yet another way to stream all the music on earth in any room of the home. Sirius has announced that its service out of Canada is now available on Sonos, which means subscribers have a great new avenue for wirelessly stream their favorite programming all over the house. Already have […]

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MLK Playlist

On the third January of each year, the United States celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement was an iconic figure in American history, known especially for his non-violent methods of inspiring change and revolution. It’s fitting, then, that the holiday honoring MLK be marked […]

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Grantland’s favorite songs of 2011

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

Grantland 2011 playlist

The folks over at Grantland have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture, so it’s no surprise that they kept a keen eye on the course of music over 2011. What’s the consensus? “It got real weird.” We’ll let you be the judge of that, but if you’re looking for an interesting cross-section of […]

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