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Sonos Studio @ SXSW in Numbers

Whether you spent time with us at Sonos Studio @ SXSW, or were following the fun online, or by listening to KCRW, it was a week of long days filled with (friends, movies, late nights, and of course, incredible music) workshops, screenings, live shows, and late night Sonos DJ’d dance parties. We collected some memorable numbers from our favorite moments below:

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That’s a wrap: Sonos at SXSW 2012

SXSW might be over but the Sonos crew is still buzzing from all the action in Austin, thanks in no small part to our many awesome partners. A big shout out to the tremendous crew at the SPIN Shed (posted up at Stubbs BBQ) and to Spotify, MOG, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and Buzzmedia for connecting us […]

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NME Awards 2012: Exclusive backstage interviews

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 […]

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Now backstage: Rock stars and half-empty pints

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 […]

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Mapping SXSW: Where the music’s coming from

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 […]

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Party time: Wireless Urban Gig in China

Last week, Sonos hosted a music-inspired party in Guangzho, China. The event–called Wireless Urban Gig–aimed to bring together media and influencers to enjoy live music from bands hailing from cities around the country. The lineup included Snapline from Beijing, B6 from Shanghai, and Insecticide from Guangzhou. Also on hand were several art installations to complement […]

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Metallica: 20 facts in 30 years

Flashback to October of 1981: Drummer Lars Ulrich made guitar player/singer James Hetfield an offer he couldn’t refuse and heavy metal history was made. In honor of Metallica’s 30th anniversary, we pulled together 20 fun facts from the band’s three decade history. What Metallica memory stands out most to you?  

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OK Go’s Damian Kulash digs Sonos

In a recent red carpet query, Damian Kulash of OK Go mentioned that in addition to Angry Birds, one of the apps the enjoys constant play time on his iPhone is the Sonos Controller. To show our appreciate for the product love, we’re sharing OK Go’s “White Knuckles” video, which features almost exclusively rescue dogs […]