Soundtracking Sonos: Behind the Scenes with Our Head of Music

As Sonos’s Global Head of Music, Brian Beck meticulously unearths the ideal song or artist for our ads, events, curated playlists, and more. Find out how Brian stays plugged in to the latest music—as well as his three tips for creating great playlists.

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4 Ways to Haunt Your House with Sound

With Halloween approaching at a gallop, discover a few ways to heighten the fright-factor at your next Halloween party or haunted house using Move and the rest of your Sonos system.

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The Making of Move:
How We Made Our New
Portable Speaker Ready
for the Outdoors

Meet Sonos Mechanical Engineer Camille Zaba, one of the engineers who helped design and test Sonos Move, and see the rigorous testing process her team put the speaker through to ensure its durability for life outside the lab.

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Bright Ideas: How Sonos and IKEA Made Furniture with Brilliant Sound

With SYMFONISK WiFi speakers, Sonos and IKEA challenged themselves to find new ways of bringing sound into the home. Find out how the two brands worked together to design speakers that double as adaptable pieces of IKEA furniture.

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Sound and Sustainability: How Sonos is Optimising Its Impact on the World

From more sustainable packaging design to supporting music education, Sonos is tightening its focus on the future. We sat down with Director of Sustainability Mark Heintz to learn about the company’s latest environmental and social impact initiatives.   Mark Heintz spends a lot of time…

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12 Ways the Google Assistant Will Enhance Your Sonos Listening Experience

12 Ways the Google Assistant Will Enhance Your Sonos Listening Experience With the arrival of the Google Assistant, your Sonos system gets even smarter. Here are just a few of the ways Google’s voice assistant gives you more control and enhances the brilliant sound experience of Sonos.   The…

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Fresh Look, Same Brilliant Sound: Inside the New Sonos Brand Identity

The new Sonos brand identity puts a fresh spin on the look and feel of the brand, with a new approach to using colour, illustration, typography, and some new design tools built with the future in mind. Here’s the inside story.   There’s something almost unreal about the landscape in Santa…

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The Science of Listening: How Brilliant Sound Makes for Better Living

The Science of Listening: How Brilliant Sound Makes For Better Living Listening is the world’s most versatile drug. Administered in the right quantities—and at the right quality—music, podcasts, and other forms of culture can supercharge our mood, productivity, fitness routine, and personal…

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Overcoming Tragedy, United Borders is Empowering Youth Through Music-Making

The London-based nonprofit and Sonos Soundwaves partner is rolling onward with its mission to empower youth through music after arson struck its bus-turned-recording studio last year.   Parked on a busy main road in North West London, the United Borders bus is hard to miss. The former public transit double decker bus was renovated by Justin Finlayson, founder of the London-based youth…

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Architect Barbara Bestor on How Listening Inspires Her Creative Life

Architect Barbara Bestor on How Listening Inspires Her Creative Life Barbara Bestor has designed spaces for rock stars and underprivileged music students alike. Here’s how music and listening weaves throughout her life at home and in the office. For an artist known for her work designing physical spaces, Barbara Bestor certainly spends a lot of time thinking about…

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Sonos Soundwaves

Why Sonos Is Dialing Up Support for Music Education

Playing music has a powerful impact on young minds and lives. Sonos Soundwaves, our new social impact programme, aims to support music education at a time when it’s needed most.   In 2016, Gary* entered an Atlanta recording studio and started laying down tracks. For a secondary school student, he created music with a decidedly adult feel, exploring the challenges of growing up in the…

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Beastie Boys

An Inevitable Collaboration: Why Sonos and Beastie Boys Teamed Up to Make a New Play:5

An Inevitable Collaboration: Why Sonos and Beastie Boys Teamed Up to Make a New Play:5 The story behind our partnership with Beastie Boys—and the new limited edition Play:5 featuring artwork by Barry McGee–goes all the way back to the earliest days of Sonos.   Sometime in mid-2004, John MacFarlane sat in a cluttered Santa Barbara office, assembling a…

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