Sonos rolls out new artist stations and music shows

posted on Wednesday, 13th January 2021 by Steve May

Sonos  Streaming  Broadcast 

[#pageName]

Sonos has announced a new line-up of exclusive artists stations and original programming for Sonos Radio. 

Included in its new content offering are personal stations from D’Angelo, FKA twigs, Björk and The Chemical Brothers, who will personally select songs and offer their own commentary. New radio shows from artists currently streaming on Sonos Radio, including Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard, Dolly Parton and Third Man Records, will also debut.

Sonos has also announced new genre stations, including Blacksmith Radio from Corey Smyth, manager to De La Soul, Vince Staples, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle. Smyth will give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at his unprecedented career with reflections and lessons from his years in the industry, intimate conversations with his closest collaborators and of course, his favourite tracks.

New shows coming to Sonos Sound System include Object of Sound, a weekly music and culture podcast hosted by poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, Black is Black, hosted by ATL/NYC-based multi-hyphenate DJ Lindsey, Unsung, hosted by independent British music publication Crack Magazine, plus new Artist Radio Hours with Tiwa Savage, Chris Stapleton, A$AP Ferg, Yola, Japanese Breakfast and Sun Ra Arkestra. 

Sonos Radio is available free to all Sonos customers globally, and comes pre-loaded in the Sonos app. The step up Sonos Radio HD tier CD-quality audio (16-bit/44.1 kHz FLAC) is a subscription service priced at £7.99 per month. 

“Sonos' original and artist-curated stations go beyond the playlist format to inspire listeners to discover new music with the personal context and stories that add meaning,” says Brian Beck, Global Head of Music at Sonos. "These stations are direct lines into the minds of creators, and opportunities to hear what fuels their creativity in a fresh, raw way. We're giving listeners a chance to find new music by flipping through the personal record collections of some of the most private but influential artists of our time. It's taking music discovery to the next level."


Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

Share this!

Have your say...

Sorry guests can't post comments.

Please Login if your an existing member or Register a new account.

Authors

Latest Posts

CEDIA calls for submissions for key 2021 Awards

CEDIA calls for submissions for key 2021 Awards

26

Feb

2021

posted by Steve May

Best Hardware, Best Software and Product Hall of Fame recognition waiting

More...
.
LG to license webOS smart TV platform to other TV makers

LG to license webOS smart TV platform to other TV makers

25

Feb

2021

posted by Steve May

Expect to see familiar LG smart OS on Konka and RCA TVs first

More...
.