Sonos celebrates Blue Note Records 75th anniversary with limited edition speaker run

By Gillian West | Social media manager

February 5, 2015 | 1 min read

Sonos has paid tribute to 75 years and counting of Blue Note Records with the launch of the Sonos Play: 1 Blue Note Limited Edition speaker.

“We wanted to create an expression of Blue Note’s singular style while embracing all the idiosyncrasies of a live performance,” explained Sonos vice president of design, Tad Toulis. “This mindset led us to the design solution – one which captures a singular moment in the act of creation.”

The Blue Note Play: 1 comes with the Blue Note on Sonos radio station built into the main menu in the Sonos app, enabling consumers to enjoy a year’s worth of programming across three curated channels – Artist Selects, Born in Blue and Blue Note 101.

Blue Note president, Don Was, commented: “Music is meant to convey an emotional message to the listener. You don’t want anything interfering with that message and Sonos shares Blue Note’s dedication to this.”

The speaker’s custom colouring was developed through hand-painting techniques and strategic use of robots.


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