School of Rock

It happened in music: School of rock

On this day in 1975, the Sex Pistols played their debut show at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, where bass player Glen Matlock was studying. This featured playlist honors bands that met or got their start in university. Have your own ideas on which songs are school of rock worthy? Be sure to […]

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Find us in a store near you

Today, Sonos announced that The Wireless HiFi System is now playing in more than 6,300 retail locations across North America.  New retail partners, including Target, Best Buy, Brookstone, Micro Center, Future Shop, hhgregg, P.C. Richard & Son, Microsoft Windows retail stores and more, are introducing their music loving customers to the Sonos experience of streaming […]

Kurt Cobain guitar smash

It happened in music: Smashing guitars

On this day in 1988, Kurt Cobain–then an unsigned grunge immortal–smashed his first guitar at a Halloween show at Evergreen State College. Celebrate with few songs by some famous guitar smashers. Even add your own suggestions to our collaborative Spotify playlist.

Happy Halloween

Haunt your house

This year you can make sure your haunted house is the spookiest on the block–with a little help from our streaming music partners. Now you can scream stream all the scariest songs and sound effects to all the rooms of your haunted house…and control it all from the palm of your disembodied hand. Try blasting […]

Music Venues at Home

Ultimate music venues at home

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?

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JUKE is in the haus

It’s not a band. It’s not a car. And it’s definitely not a phone. JUKE is a new cloud based music service from Deutschland. And, it’s making its streaming debut on The Sonos Wireless HiFi System.  Our latest service addition is all part of Sonos’ grand plan to stream all the music on earth– everywhere […]

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Sonos rocks the office: foursquare playlist wars

Music is everywhere: in the car, at home, even in the office. In fact, music is an integral part of culture in the workplace of many companies. One such company is the Mayor of location-based service providers foursquare, which calls both New York City and San Francisco home—and rocks Sonos in both locations. We visited […]

Rage with ice cream

It happened in music: Revolutionary tracks

Twenty years ago today, Rage Against the Machine played their first live show at Cal State University, Northridge. They would go on to become infamous proponents of social justice. To commemorate this historical musical moment, we’ve created a playlist that embraces their revolutionary vibe. Have your own favorite revolutionary track to add to the mix? […]

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Welcome to the next generation of SiriusXM

This week, Sirius XM Radio announced an expanded channel lineup of new and exclusive commercial-free music, sports news and comedy. The launch of new programming is the first phase of SiriusXM 2.0, a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM’s satellite and Internet delivered service. Sonos users who subscribe to SiriusXM can access all the new […]

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Home audio is back

Listening out loud in the home has been a breakout trend in 2011, and the Sonos crew is stoked to be a part of the movement. Especially since the media can’t stop talking about it. Check out the video below for all the latest buzz on the PLAY:3 and the PLAY:5. What’s your take?

The Legendary 808

It happened in music: The legendary 808

The Legendary 808: A playlist In fall of 2008, Kanye West recorded his album “808s and Heartbreak” at Glenwood Studios in Burbank, California and Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 808 (technically the Roland TR-808) is a drum machine introduced in early 1980 that, although, not popular during its actual release, gained widespread popularity […]