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Introducing: Sonos Labs

With today’s software update, we’re thrilled to introduce Sonos Labs, which provides music service developers access to the free Sonos Music API, Technical Documentation & Tools Suite (SMAPI). Sonos Labs is great news for developers and customers alike. The new platform allows music services to make themselves available on Sonos about 60-percent faster than before, […]

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Spotify makes strides

This year has been a big one for Spotify. The Sweden-based music service, which has brought social playlisting to the forefront of streaming music, made its way into five new countries in 2011: the United States, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland. The service has also enjoyed a host of new paying subscribers, and some improvements […]

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It Happened In Music: Live from Carnegie Hall

Fifty-four years ago today, Carnegie Hall hosted some of jazz’s greatest: the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane. In honor of this historic moment in musical history, we’re featuring a playlist with a couple live recordings from this landmark performance as well as a selection of songs by other musicians who played that night. Have […]

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It Happened In Music: Viva La Revolución

On November 20, 1975 Generalisimo Francisco Franco dies, marking the end of authoritarian rule in Spain and the beginning of an explosion in Spanish arts and culture. Many songs containing religious, political, or sexual messages were banned under the dictatorship for conflicting with Franco’s nationalist idea of a unified Spanish culture. This IHIM contains two […]

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Rate your all-in-one player

One of our missions here at Sonos is to make sure anyone who takes home one of our products is happy as a clam. Which is why we’re so excited to launch a new feature in our shop that allows customers to rate and review our all-in-one players, the PLAY:3 and PLAY:5. (Ratings for other […]

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What’s in a name?

Personality, functionality, musicality, or in this case, all of the above. That’s why Sonos has renamed our ZonePlayer 90 to CONNECT and ZonePlayer 120 to CONNECT:AMP. But don’t fret: they’re the exact same award-winning products, just with a name change and updated packaging to go with it. These new names tell it like it is, […]

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An interview with Curt Smith

Yesterday, Curt Smith (of Tears For Fears fame) released his long-awaited solo album Mayfield. Curt was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to chat with Sonos about the album, his first film score, and upcoming tour plans. Read on for the details. Sonos: Originally, Mayfield was the name of a group […]

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Sonos rocks the office: Indaba Music

Indaba Music has one goal in mind: to make musician’s lives easier with various tools and networking opportunities. In fact, many of the employees are themselves musicians. What with music being a driving factor in their daily lives, it’s no surprise music is cranking throughout the day. Check out the video below for an inside […]

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It happened in music: Satchmo’s hot list

On this date in 1925, Louis Armstrong recorded the first of his Hot Five recordings, laying the foundation of the rhythmic and improvisational aspects of jazz. His mastery of the trumpet combined with his iconic vocal style makes him one of the most recognizable jazz musicians of all time. Today’s playlist contains all the tracks […]

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Turn it up to 11

To celebrate Nigel Tufnel Day–and one of the most iconic music movies of all time–we wanted to share some of the ways we’re turning things up to 11 at Sonos. Because, as the LA Weekly so aptly put it ,”a life turned up to 11 is the only one any of us are interested in […]

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Under the hood of the PLAY:3

Over 100 years ago today, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first official observation and study of X-rays. To celebrate this ground-breaking discovery, we’re giving you a behind-the-skin look at one of our own inventions–courtesy our very special clear PLAY:3.

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It happened in music: The famous Fillmore

On November 6, 1966, Bill Graham opened the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, creating what would be a hub of counterculture. In honor of this moment in music history, today’s playlist features songs by musicians who played at the Fillmore during the heyday of this historic venue. Have you seen any great live acts at […]