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How Sonos and IKEA Plan to Furnish Homes Through Sound And Design

June 07, 2018

During this year’s Democratic Design Days event, IKEA unveiled early prototypes of SYMFONISK, our upcoming collaboration aimed at democratizing sound and design in the home. Here’s what inspired the project and how we hope to enhance listening—and life—at home.
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Sonos Beam is the Smart, Compact Soundbar for Your TV (and Everything Else)

June 06, 2018

Our latest smart speaker packs room-filling sound, voice control, new features, and access to more content than ever into a surprisingly compact size.
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Can House Music Help Disrupt Mass Incarceration?

May 25, 2018

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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Artists at Play: In the Studio With 44flavours

May 21, 2018

For Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle--better known as as the Berlin-based art duo 44 Flavours--creativity begins and ends with fun.
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A (Final) Update on Sonos v. Denon: Turning the Page

May 18, 2018

Eclectic, idiosyncratic, chaotic yet skillfully composed and playful. These words are more typically used by music critics for album reviews, but they’re just as well suited to the oeuvre of 44flavours, the Berlin-based art duo/mixed-media collective comprised of Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle.
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Mette Hay on Designing A Home With Sound And Color

May 16, 2018

Today, Sonos and Sound United signed an agreement to resolve all patent infringement litigation between the two companies. The terms are confidential.
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Inside David Bowie’s Berlin: How The City Transformed His Music

May 09, 2018

When Mette and Rolf Hay first visited their summer home on the Danish coast, it was love at first sight. Today, the co-founders of trailblazing design brand HAY--which produces a broad range of products like stationery, storage, tableware, and textiles--come here for cozy holidays with family and weekends of creative inspiration.
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In The Studio With Gonzo Illustrator Ralph Steadman

May 03, 2018

On April 12, 2018, Tony Visconti, Alison Goldfrapp, Gudrun Gut and Michael Rother gathered to celebrate the grand opening of our Berlin store, share their memories of David Bowie’s famed Berlin Trilogy and revisit its reverberating impact on the city’s cultural landscape.
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An Update on Sonos Speaker Support For AirPlay 2

April 26, 2018

Ralph Steadman is the anarchic artist behind some of the most memorable illustrations of the 20th century and beyond. He’s also drawn to music: Besides honing his amateur trumpet skills, Steadman has produced his own record and has designed numerous original album artworks that are now part of an…
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We’re Updating the Sonos Privacy Statement

April 24, 2018

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 favorite music on demand and instant access to some of the most incredible cultural moments happening anywhere. If…
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When Did Smart Homes Get So Dumb?

April 24, 2018

Last October we shared that we would be bringing Apple AirPlay 2 to Sonos. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer – including YouTube videos and Netflix movies – on Sonos speakers throughout the house. You will also be able to ask any Siri-enabled device to…
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How We’re Celebrating Record Store Day 2018

April 19, 2018

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 To Listen to Vinyl With Sonos

April 18, 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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The HAY Sonos One Explores Color And Sound Through A Unique Collaboration

April 17, 2018

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An interview with Ben Eine

March 15, 2018

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 and wordsmith, there’s no mistaking Eine’s hand, with his alphabets recognised on streets and canvases the world over.
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These 7 Badass Female Creatives Want To Help You Listen Better

March 13, 2018

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.
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These 7 Badass Female Creatives Want To Help You Listen Better

March 13, 2018

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.
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Honoring Women In Music and Tech On International Women’s Day

March 08, 2018

That’s why we’re introducing the Sonos Sound Collective, a community of seven badass, creative women in Los Angeles who will spend the year exploring what it means to listen better. Throughout the year, each woman will spark conversations by asking questions about the world around (and within) themselves, using sound as an exploratory tool to craft a deeper dialogue.
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Sound Baths: Sara Auster on Deep Listening

March 05, 2018

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. And 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 Deep Listening

March 05, 2018

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. And 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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Celebrate Music Freedom By Supporting These Censored Musicians

March 03, 2018

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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How ‘Baby Driver’ Sound Designer Julian Slater Redefines Storytelling Through Immersive Sound

March 02, 2018

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…
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Creator Homes: Listening Together With Karen Kimmel And James Bond

February 14, 2018

Baby Driver is a film that’s made of music. Sound designer Julian Slater wants to make sure you won’t miss a single sonic detail. For even the most talented Hollywood sound gurus, the creative process can end on an agonizing note. No matter how much effort sound designers, engineers, and…
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The Making of Sonos One, the Smarter Speaker

February 06, 2018

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…
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Using Immersive Sound To Bring The Big Game To Life

February 04, 2018

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,…
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Join the battle for the net

January 30, 2018

Is it really the “big game” if it sounds small? We would argue—at the risk of sounding a bit self-serving—that no, it’s not. Hear us out: It doesn’t matter how pristine the picture is on that giant new 4K television. Not even a pricey pair of stereo speakers will really do it justice. If you aren’t immersing yourself in every sonic detail of every play on Sunday—grunts, crunches, halftime melodies, and all—you’re missing out.
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Sonos - Listening to Vinyl

Sonos - Listening to Vinyl

January 29, 2018

Our goal at Sonos is to fill every home with sound. A big part of that comes from connecting us all to the digital world – from podcasts to music streaming to internet radio, it’s never been easier to listen to everything you love.

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Sonos - Alexa meet Sonos!

Sonos - Alexa meet Sonos!

January 29, 2018

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Sonos - The Sonos App Remastered

Sonos - The Sonos App Remastered

January 29, 2018

Sonos - The Sonos App Remastered
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Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

January 27, 2018

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 Open Matters

January 23, 2018

While music lovers everywhere are turning their attention to the 60th annual Grammy Awards, we’re using this moment to highlight an issue that affects creativity and culture in a deep way: Net neutrality.
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Song Stories: David Bowie

January 22, 2018

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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Alex Valdman Stays in Motion with Music

January 17, 2018

This is what Sonos Song Stories is about: letting people talk about the memories that come to mind when a certain song starts to play – and then listening to those songs again with a group of music lovers.
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Boom Boom Room

January 05, 2018

Creative director at cycling mainstay Rapha, Alex Valdman leads a team tasked with discovering and developing products that respond to a cyclist’s holistic needs. While at his historic London home, he uses music and sound to communicate with his young daughter.
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An update on Sonos v. Denon

December 18, 2017

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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What would the world look like without music? An interview with Freemuse

December 15, 2017

On Friday, Sonos won a jury verdict in the first of our two-trial patent infringement suit against Denon. The jury's verdict validates a decision we made back in October 2014 to hold Denon accountable for a blatant copying effort with their HEOS product line. The verdict underscores our belief in genuine innovation and mutual respect for intellectual property as a basis for healthy competition as well as partnership.
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2 billion people can’t be wrong: why music needs net neutrality

December 12, 2017

Freemuse is one of the foremost organizations dedicated to tracking threats against musicians and artists worldwide. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Freemuse advocates for musicians at a number of levels, from highlighting attacks on individual artists to pressuring governments at the United Nations to protect them.
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Music Video Director Jason Koenig at Home

December 08, 2017

What if you had to travel to India just to listen to your friend’s band online? This may sound far fetched, but India may soon offer better protections for musicians in the digital age than the United States.
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Effortless style: Why Amber Lewis believes in keeping it simple

November 02, 2017

Jason Koenig has been busy directing music videos for Ed Sheeran, and his friends Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, for which he's received a Grammy nod and several VMAs. Koenig lives in a quaint craftsman in his hometown of Seattle with his wife, Jenny, and cat, Oliver.
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