Cut, Paste, Listen: How Artist Cody Hudson Uses Music To Shape the Patterns in His Work

When we asked artist Cody Hudson to design a new holiday gift-wrapping paper, we figured the process would involve a lot of abstract shapes–and of course, a pretty good playlist or two. We recently visited Hudson in his Chicago studio to learn about the creative interplay between patterns, shapes, colors, and sounds that comes alive in his work.

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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 program, aims to support music education at a time when it's needed most.

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Beastie Boys

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

The story behind our partnership with the 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.

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Can House Music Help Disrupt Mass Incarceration?

It might sound far-fetched, but this is what Bring Down the Walls, a month-long project by led New York arts nonprofit Creative Time, aims to do. One part social justice workshop, one part dance club, and one part concept album, the initiative takes a hard look at criminal justice issues through the lens of house music.

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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 responsibilities: Safeguarding your privacy.

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These 7 Badass Female Creatives Want To Help You Listen Better

In Sonos’s quest to enable better listening, we can't help but notice the deafening silence: Far too often, underrepresented voices go missing in all the noise, even as the sonic internet opens up new platforms and possibilities. With each day, the need to amplify important conversations and foster communities that enable women to be heard only gets more pressing. That’s why we’re introducing…

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Honoring Women In Music and Tech On 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…

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Celebrate Music Freedom By Supporting These Censored Musicians

What would the world be like without music? For the past decade, Freemuse, a leading free expression organization based in Denmark, has been asking that provocative question of music lovers. Music Freedom Day (March 3) aims to raise awareness about censorship and to celebrate the courageous musicians practicing their art in the face of adversity.

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Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

Join the battle for the net

We're grateful for and inspired by everyone who joined us in support of net neutrality this weekend. The tweets, which you can see below, reflect the urgency of this issue and the diversity of artists and organizations standing shoulder to shoulder in support. Our next action will be February 27. Please consider joining the fight at www.battleforthenet.com.

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Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

Something is different in Soho today. While it may seem like business as usual in the bustling New York neighborhood, you’ll notice that something is off if you look closely: The windows of the Sonos Store at 101 Greene Street are blacked out. The doors are locked. Sorry, we’re closed. While music lovers everywhere are turning their attention to the 60th annual Grammy Awards, we’re using this…

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Why Open Matters

With Sonos, we promise you’ll never hit a dead end. That’s because our smart speaker system is designed to tap into just about any piece of sonic culture you can imagine. Since our early days, we’ve been agnostic about the sources of music and audio you can hear on Sonos, preferring to stay open-minded and let you make the choices.

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Listen Better : Sonos Social Impact

Boom Boom Room

CES is here, and we’re ready to make it go ‘boom.’ You won’t hear any conversations quite like the ones in the Tech Boom Boom Room, where a diverse group of female leaders will lead four intimate and insightful discussions about tech, culture and leadership on Tuesday, January 9. Here's the agenda.

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