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Listen up: Sonos Studio is coming to London

We are insatiably curious about music. We care deeply about how it sounds, and hold a profound respect for the artists that push its boundaries and shape its future. That’s why we launched Sonos Studio – a place where anyone can go to hear music as it should sound, where artists can experiment and share […]

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It Happened In Music: Record-breaking concerts

On April 30, 1977, Led Zeppelin broke the then-world attendance record for a solo indoor attraction when they played to a 76,229 person crowd at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. The Who held the record prior to this show at the same venue with 75,962 people. While these iconic bands brought in the crowds in […]

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Audiotuned: The lofty mind of the music elitist

SXSW is in full swing, with today marking the kick off of the music portion of the conference and festival. As music lovers and industry insiders from around the globe converge on Austin, Texas, we figured it was the perfect time to peer into the mind of one type of particularly discriminating attendee: the music […]

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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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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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PLAY:5 gets dolled up for charity

Sonos is lucky enough to call the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California home. You may not know it by looking at this seemingly quiet and unassuming little city, but it houses one of the most idyllic outdoor venues on the planet: the Santa Barbara Bowl. The Bowl offers not only a rich history and […]

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Sonos Rocks Phish Super Ball IX

When Sonos is invited to bring music to an event, we like to go all out. Over the 4th of July weekend, Sonos rocked the Phish Super Ball IX in Watkins Glen, NY, with a smattering of S5s streaming the festival’s live, on-site Bunny Radio via SiriusXM Jam_ON and Live Phish Radio throughout the grounds. […]