When Did Smart Homes Get Dumb?

I have to admit, I never thought my house was dull or bland to begin with. It has everything I love inside: from my husband and child, to my clever dog (seriously she’s great) to my favourite music on demand and instant access to some of the most incredible cultural moments happening anywhere. If you step back and think about it, it’s kind of amazing.

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We’re Updating the Sonos Privacy Statement

We’ve recently added some further detail and simplified the language in our Privacy Statement, making it easier for you to understand what data we collect, how we use it and your rights to manage that information.

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How We’re Celebrating Record Store Day 2018

This Saturday we’ll join millions of people around the world in celebrating Record Store Day. Even as the explosion of streaming supercharges the music industry and changes how we listen, we need these physical hubs of cultural discovery more than ever. Here’s how we’re marking the occasion.

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How to Listen to Vinyl with Sonos

With vinyl stronger than ever, we’ve made it simple to hook up your turntable to your Sonos system and listen out loud to all the records you love.

Once connected, you can enjoy the best of all worlds. Whether spinning or streaming, you can listen to all your music, all in one place, and go fill your home with sound.

Here’s how…

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The HAY Sonos One Explores Color And Sound Through A Unique Collaboration

Our new partnership with HAY reimagines Sonos One with the Danish brand’s contemporary approach to color, exploring the relationship between sound and design in the home.

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Creator Homes – Andrew Bird & Katherine Tsina

Musician Andrew Bird and designer Katherine Tsina are NY transplants who have fallen in love with their newfound L.A. lifestyle. Bird is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist, and Katherine Tsina is designer of custom clothier Avion. They live and work in a sprawling 1920s Spanish-style…

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Why We’re Pulling Our Ads from Big Tech Platforms Next Week

We are concerned by the recent revelations about Facebook and the exploitation of its platform. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, like many recent headlines coming out of Silicon Valley, raises questions about whether Big Tech is doing enough to balance its own interests with one of its biggest…

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An interview with Ben Eine

We caught up with one of the art world’s more expressive characters, internationally renowned master of type Ben Eine, at his train side London studio and converted vinegar factory loft talking about creativity, what Listen Better means to him and how music influences his art and life. As a letter…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

I’ll never forget the night I decided I was finished with the music industry. I’d spent the better part of the 90s in a band, singing and playing bass in clubs across the country. I also managed the business side of things, making sure we got paid and even brokering a record deal with a label.

By 1999, I’d lost count of all the venues we’d played and all the cocky sound guys who felt compelled to "mansplain" my amp to me during sound checks... I was tired. Tired of being talked down to. Tired of fighting for the money I earned. Tired of trying to make my voice heard whenever I was on stage (thanks again, sound guy), as well as when I was off.

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Sound Baths: Sara Auster on the Healing Power of Deep Listening

Sara Auster wants you to relax. As our lives fill up with the noise of digital notifications and attention-sucking screens, the New York-based musician and sound therapist wants to help others unplug, pause, and live more mindfully. But rather than using her own words to guide you through a meditation as you might expect, she uses sound.

It’s called a sound bath. Using crystal singing bowls and other unconventional musical instruments, Auster crafts her own room-filling, atonal soundscapes that are designed to immerse the listener and ease the mind. Through deep listening, she believes, we can rise above the mental fatigue of daily life and learn to focus again.

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Karen Kimmel & James Bond

Creator Homes – Karen Kimmel & James Bond

Karen Kimmel and James Bond are a couple of creative powerhouses. Kimmel is a multi-disciplinary artist who also consults for a slew of major brands, while Bond is the founder of cult streetwear line Undefeated. They share their mid-century abode in Los Feliz with their two children and a veritable gallery of contemporary art.

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The Making of Sonos One, the Smarter Speaker

Every previous project at Sonos had come out of rigorous planning and long lead times. How, in only 18 months, would we build a voice-enabled speaker for a multi-room sound system that would meet our perfectionistic standards? We'd just spent nearly twice that amount of time developing Playbase, which didn't even have the added complexity of voice control.

The team immediately got to work on what would become Sonos One, our first-ever smart speaker and most ambitious project to date. Its creation, recounted by several insiders, reveals a customer-centric ethos and innovative future ahead.

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