From songs that we’ll forever associate with their cinematic counterparts – Ghostbusters, Footloose – to timeless classics that were deservedly given new life – Try a Little Tenderness, Johnny B. Goode – the 80’s ensured music played an impactful role in making movie magic. Go back to when computers made futuristic supermodels using Weird Science, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The discovery of radio in 1892 sparked amazing technological advancements, fundamentally guiding the development of how we communicate with each other and entertain ourselves. Check out this infographic to trace the evolution of radio from the very first frequencies observed by Tesla to the social radio phenomenon Turntable.FM.
The past year marked many interesting developments in music, from breakout artists with surprise hits to big strides in streaming audio. Take a moment to reflect on 2011 with this musical retrospective infographic.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Case in point: the cover song. We rounded up some of the best known covers and graphed them according to faithfulness to the original and their overall quality. Which songs would you move around on the chart? What songs would you add and where would you […]
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 […]
If you’ve ever wondered how to create the ultimate music listening venue according your favorite musical genres, you’re in luck. The graphic below offers some fun, over-the-top ways you can amplify the music that best defines your tastes. What makes up your ultimate home listening experience?
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?
Don’t let the lingering heat fool you: Summer is drawing to a close and with it, the outdoor music festival season. As you dust off your fall layers and prepare for the changing of the leaves, take a moment to reflect on some of the great events that inspired social listening over the past few […]
Every life activity can be enhanced by music, so if you’re digging through your music collection searching for that perfect song for that perfect moment, look no further.
Remember HiFi? Giant, analog-loving systems that people gathered around to hear the latest music in rich, encompassing stereo sound. Lately, it’s hard to come by. Recent technology has reduced the size of music players and “speakers” to the nth degree in order to offer a more portable–and personal–listening experience. Certainly, this advancement has been beneficial […]