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Win tickets to the Slacker Canadian Music Fest

In celebration of The Canadian Music Week Special, Out There TV host Melissa DiMarco is giving away a pair of Slacker Canadian Music Fest 2012 wristbands. Canadian residents can enter by emailing their contact info to the show, or by connecting with Melissa on Twitter or Facebook. The wristbands will provide access to two events: the […]

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Exclusive interview with The Vaccines frontman

Last week, we were privileged enough to catch a crowd-pleasing live performance by The Vaccines on the NME Awards stage. The Best New Band winners electrified the O2 Academy Brixton and had all the party goers on their feet with hit single “If You Wanna”, which you can check out yourself in this video. Even […]

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Godlike Gallagher claims his throne

Congrats to Sonos competition winner and music blogger Tom Edwards, who wrote the following behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 NME Awards. Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be in attendance as the best of the UK’s indie scene turned out for that most rock’n’roll of awards parties, the NME’s. As the wide-eyed, competition-winning guest […]

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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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Become the backstage blogger at the NME Awards

Exciting news: we are giving one lucky winner the chance to rub shoulders with music’s best and give a VIP review of this year’s NME Awards. As our exclusive Sonos blogger, you will get to share your experience on this very blog and the NME site–ideal platforms for any aspiring music writer, journalist or blogger. […]

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Like Justice? Enter to win tickets in the UK

As the awards season kicks off, the NME Awards 2012 prepares to rock London’s O2 Brixton Academy on Wednesday 29th February. This year, Sonos is getting in on the action and sponsoring the Best British Band category with nominees ranging from heavyweights Kasabian and Muse to acclaimed indie acts Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club and […]

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It Happened In Music: The End of an Era

On January 30, 1969, The Beatles play a lunchtime rooftop gig on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes, it is the last time The Beatles perform live. The performance, which was filmed for the Let It Be movie, is stopped early by police after neighbors […]

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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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Sonos Rocks the DMB Caravan in Chicago

Over the weekend Sonos, was lucky enough to score an invite to rock the VIP hospitality tent at the DMB Caravan in Chicago, Illinois. The festival featured more than 30 bands over three days and attracted around 50,000 Dave Matthews fans. We set up shop roughly 200 yards away from the main stage, entertaining VIP […]