Daytona 500

Gear up for race day with a Daytona 500 playlist

Even if you’re the most diehard race fan on the planet, we’re willing to bet that the sound of engines in all their Doppler affected glory isn’t the only sound you enjoy. And much like you, some of racing’s biggest names are avid music fans. Even one of the biggest events in the sport incorporates […]

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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. […]

Love Songs

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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Your sexytime playlist, delivered

Post and playlist courtesy Sex and the 405. We are a species full of judgment. We judge one another on how we look, what we drive, where we work out, who we know, where we work, what OS we prefer – if it exists, we’ve judged it. And no judgment is as harsh as that […]

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What musicians know about love

Music is no stranger to matters of the heart. A vast array of the songs written throughout recent history have dealt with love. Love songs range from sappy and sentimental to dark and depressing, all the way to more (ahem) intimate implications. It’s this last category that we address in the infographic below, which takes […]

Justice (the band)

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.

Happy Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day prediction playlists

In the United States and Canada, the 2nd of February is marked as Groundhog Day, a holiday dedicated to a prognosticating rodent. The most famous of these ground squirrels is Punxsutawney Phil, who–along with the rest–emerges from his burrow each February to predict either early spring or six more weeks of winter. According to folklore, […]

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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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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, […]

Turn on Rdio

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 […]