Sonos Listening Room at Rough Trade
About this listing
Ever dreamed of partying in a record store? Want to recreate an iconic scene from any of the cult classics that celebrate record store culture? Well, now Sonos is giving you the chance to make yourself at home for a dream overnight escape in our new Listening Room in Rough Trade's NYC store.
Sonos has partnered with Rough Trade, the legendary record store originally founded in London, to re-create the ultimate home audio listening experience inside the store’s popular Brooklyn location. Retreat to your own private HiFi haven upstairs in the Sonos Listening Room: a vintage-inspired lounge stocked with your favorite vinyl, a Sonos home sound system, and mid-century modern furnishings.
An ode to the old-school record store culture, the Listening Room is equipped with two Sonos PLAY:5s, two Sonos PLAY:1s, a Sonos Connect, and a Pro-ject record player to give you and your friends a high quality listening experience. The Sonos Listening Room also nods to the local music scene, showcasing an exclusive collection of out-of-print New York music zines and a custom illustration by New York cartoonist Mark Stamaty, which is also featured in one of the Listening Rooms at the Sonos Store in Soho.
Whether you want to party all night or keep it low key, we’ll set you up with the perfect playlist of your favorite artists to soundtrack the evening. Can’t decide? Tell us some of the bands you love and we’ll have a selection of staff picks ready for you when you arrive. Whether you want to host your very own late night vinyl listening party, find a brief escape from your chaotic workweek, or host a night-in with your closest friends – you’re in control.
The room will come stocked with a mini-fridge full of your favorite snacks and drinks from some of Sonos’ favorite Brooklyn eateries...because the munchies are unavoidable when you stay up all night listening to your favorite records.
And when the sun comes up, you’ll have the entire Rough Trade record store to yourself for your own private shopping experience, browsing the vast collection of records and a Sonos sound system of your own to take home.
We totally encourage you to invite all your friends, but we do ask you to be respectful of our space and give us a final headcount at least three days prior to your booking with names. All guests must present valid ID and abide by a 2:00 a.m. curfew.
Other things to note
This space is available on select Friday and Saturday nights during the months of October and November.
Sonos and all Sonos product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonos, Inc.
- Be respectful of the store and its contents
- Your friends are welcome to join, everyone just has to be home by 2:00 a.m.
Airbnb X Sonos
"Night At The Sonos Listening Room in Rough Trade NYC" contest
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning.
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Sponsors. The Sponsors of this Night At The Sonos Listening Room In Rough Trade NYC Contest (“Contest”) are Airbnb, Inc., 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, and Sonos, Inc., 614 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (collectively, “Sponsors”).
Eligibility. The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. only, age 21 or older. This means that you are not allowed to participate if you reside outside of these jurisdictions. Directors, officers, employees, independent contractors and agents of Sponsors, Rough Trade, or their subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and the members of their immediate families or households, are not eligible.
How to Enter. Participants who have reached the age of 21 at the time of participation, may enter the Contest from Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:01AM EDT until Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:59PM EDT by following the process below. Submissions must be received through the below process by the close of the Contest to be eligible.
- Sign in with an Airbnb account. If you are not already an Airbnb user, you must also complete the registration process to create an Airbnb user account. This process is free.
- Go to the “Night At The Sonos Listening Room in Rough Trade NYC” listing page https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/sonosnyc (the “Contest Page”)
- Click on the button 'Enter to win' and tell us a little about yourself, where you live and answer the question: “What would be your dream overnight experience at the Sonos Listening Room in Rough Trade?”
- In the form provided, write your story addressing the question above in at least 50 characters but no more than 550 characters (the “Submission”).
Submission Requirements. The submission must be in English and be entrant’s original work, not previously submitted in any other contest, promotion or competition or otherwise have been publicly displayed. The Submission must be sent from the email account associated with the entrant’s Airbnb account to be verified and reviewed. Each participant can only participate once. Airbnb is not responsible for computer or network problems, problems with servers, problems with email accounts or the failure to receive any Submission for any reason whatsoever. By entering the Contest, participants agree, on their behalf and, if applicable, any guest (who must also be a registered Airbnb user) that as a winner they are permitted to share the prize with, that they may be contacted by Sponsors in relation to the Contest and agree to take part in any publicity that occurs as a result of the Contest and, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between the Sponsors and any participant, irrevocably grant Sponsors and their agents the right to use and/or identify their name, image, likeness and/or town/country of residence in any such publicity (in media now known or hereafter developed) in perpetuity, and each participant and/or guest hereby releases Sponsors from any liability with respect thereto.
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Prize. Two (2) Prizes are available. Each winner will receive, in recognition of his/her personal writing talent and as full and comprehensive consideration for the License described above, the following Prize for himself/herself and one adult guest:
- A one-night stay for two (2) persons at The Sonos Listening Room in Rough Trade NYC, which will include a VIP concert experience, all meals during the duration of their overnight, a private shopping experience in Rough Trade NYC, Sonos product, a $500 stipend for incidentals.
- Round trip coach air transportation for winner and one guest between a major airport nearest the winner’s residence in U.S. and New York City.
Approximate retail value of the Prize is $2,000. Actual value may vary based on winner’s home location and dates of travel. Any difference between advertised and actual value will not be awarded. If winner lives within 150 miles of New York City, ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air travel.
The Prize does not include: airport transfers to/from The Sonos Listening Room in Rough Trade NYC or to/from entrant/guest’s home, any meals (not described above), any other expenses not detailed above, and any taxes due as a result of acceptance of the prize. Winner must be available to travel to New York City on dates specified by Sponsors. Winner and guest must possess all documents necessary for air travel, and must travel on the same itinerary, where applicable. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. If a winner declines to accept Prize, Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. The Prize may not be redeemed for cash. If the advertised Prize becomes unavailable, Sponsors reserve the right to award, as substitute, a prize of equal or higher value.
Winner Selection. Two (2) winners will be selected from the Submissions. The winner will be chosen entirely on merit, based on the following criteria applied by a panel of judges:
- Originality of the answer. Does it surprise and delight us?
- Spirit of the answer. Does it evidence a deep passion for music and record store culture?
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About the Host, Sonos
Founded in 2002, Sonos creates the leading whole-home sound system. Once a tech start-up populated with nerdy engineers and brilliant designers who love music, Sonos has grown into a global music brand dedicated to transforming the experience of listening out loud to music in the home. Its wireless home sound system makes it easy for everyone to listen to the music they love in every room of their home, and appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.
Sonos is now in more than 60 countries, with dozens of streaming music providers, through thousands of retailers, and in millions of homes. With a constant investment in software and services, Sonos is improving the experience customers have with music in the home for years after they buy it. Sonos is changing the way people listen to music – one home at a time.
Rough Trade first opened in 1976, a small neighbourhood store on the doorstep of punk, West London, UK. Not simply a place that sold records from the emerging DIY music scene, Rough Trade became a meeting place for artists, label owners, the burgeoning independent music community in general. Over the course of the next 40 years, the worldwide independent music/artist community has grown up, through and entwined itself with Rough Trade, gradually shaping it into one of the most trusted, respected and loved music retailers - a globally recognised culture brand with peerless integrity and music recommendation authority. With iconic destination stores in the UK (London, Nottingham) and US (New York), along with forthcoming web and bricks ’n’ mortar stores either currently in development or planned, Rough Trade continues to evolve and reach wider audiences, championing and celebrating the most exciting new forms of creative, music self-expression along the way.