Funky Fresh Christmas playlist

MOG’s Funky Fresh Christmas playlist

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the cloud, The holiday music was tired, the volume far from loud. The MOG staff was determined, our noses to laptop screens, To bring a breath of fresh air to the music we all need. When out of the speakers there came such a sound! Something so […]

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12 Days of Playlists

During the holiday season, music is a great way to get into a celebratory mood. Whether you’re entertaining friends and family or relaxing by the fire with a cup of cocoa and your favorite book, the right playlist can provide the perfect backdrop. Since we want to ensure the music never stops, we’ve teamed up […]

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Win a PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson

We’ve partnered with Spotify to give away three exclusive Sonos PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson. The London-based designer is heavily involved in the worlds of music and fashion–his work has graced covers of albums by artists such as Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Soulwax, Tinchy Stryder and Kate Nash. For more information on how you can win, […]

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Sonos rocks the office: Cool Hunting

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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It Happened In Music: Follow in the Footsteps

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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It Happened In Music: Country music gains fame

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

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

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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Special Edition PLAY:5s to debut at Miami art fair

This week in Miami, Sonos will kick off an exciting product collaboration with the visionary artists at Creative Growth, the largest art center for adults with disabilities. Four select artists– Susan Janow, Donald Mitchell, Gerone Spruill and Aurie Ramirez–have created eight unique images to be digitally printed onto the grills of a limited run of […]

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Mission Control: Android tablet ready for takeoff

Sonos is on a mission—to let you control your music any way you want. And that now includes Android tablets.  With the free Sonos Controller for Android you can fire up your favorite tablet–perhaps the Kindle Fire or the Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab–start reading your favorite blog, and wirelessly control all your favorite […]

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Now Playing: Slacker Radio

Attention all Slacker fans–and soon to be Slacker fans–now you can listen out loud to Slacker Radio on Sonos in any room of the house. And it doesn’t have to cost you a dime. To get started, create a free account online, and then add the service on any Sonos controller. Slacker Personal Radio (available […]