Sonos rocks the office: Cool Hunting

Posted on December 15th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Sonos Stories

Cool Hunting square

When it comes to getting the creative juices flowing, the editors over at the digital publication Cool Hunting really know what they’re doing. That’s why music is constantly cranking in their office throughout the work day. Music is a major influence in their work and lives, not to mention a source of information and inspiration. […]

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Beethoven

On December 12, 1792, Ludwig van Beethoven received his first music lesson from renowned composer Joseph Haydn. They initially met almost two years earlier when Haydn, travelling from Vienna, stopped in Bonn on his way to perform in London. When Haydn saw Beethoven again on his return journey, he was so impressed with the young […]

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Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry has showcased country music’s biggest stars since 1925, when it was just a radio show called the “WSM Barn Dance.” After announcer George “Judge” Hay uttered the phrase “Grand Ole Opry” over the Nashville’s airwaves on December 10, 1927, the weekly country music show earned a new name. The birth of […]

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It Happened In Music: Otis Redding and Stax

Posted on December 7th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Otis Redding

On December 7, 1967, Otis Redding wrapped up his recording of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” at Stax Records in Memphis. During the recording session, he forgot the words to a fadeout section and substituted the whistle that famously ends the song. It would be his last session at the legendary studio. He […]

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Courageous and contentious cover songs

Posted on December 5th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Infographics, Music In Culture

Cover Songs Cartesian

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 […]

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