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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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Peek backstage at the NME Awards 2012

Sonos has teamed up with the NME Awards 2012 to present the Best British Band category. During the awards on February 29, TV and radio personality Colin Murray–famed for his eclectic taste in music–will be on-hand to present our exclusive behind-the-scenes podcasts. To get the full scoop, be sure to check back with us after […]

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Setting up a Sonos system: The basics

Do you balk at complicated home audio set ups? Check out this unboxing featuring pro snowboarder Todd Richards as he sets up Sonos for the first time–you’ll see just how easy it is to get all the music on earth streaming wirelessly in any room of your home.

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Share the Love: A Valentine’s Day playlist

We’re thrilled that so many dedicated music fans decided to Share the Love on our Facebook page over the past week. As promised, we’re delivering a little love right back with our Valentine’s Day playlist. Have a listen on Spotify and continue to add to the mix, or create your own lovey-dovey playlists using the […]

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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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The History of Radio

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.

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It Happened In Music: The Birth of Grunge

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

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

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 […]

MLK Playlist

An uplifting playlist inspired by Martin Luther King

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

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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Listening out loud at Yoga Soup

Listening out loud plays an important role for yoga classes at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, CA. We stopped by this unique studio to chat with owner Eddie Ellner about how music inspires his methods. Do you use music to motivate you to maintain a healthy mind and body?