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Society of Sound 2017-02-06T21:41:51+00:00

Society of Sound

An exciting collaboration with cutting edge speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins, Society of Sound is a unique and exclusive music download service, curated by Real World, Peter Gabriel and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Subscribers to Society of Sound get access to 24 high-resolution albums a year, half of them commissioned or sourced by Real World with many of them recorded and/or mixed at Real World Studios. The diversity of music offered intends to delight, entertain and sometimes challenge the discerning listener.

The only essential criterion is quality – both of the sonic experience and the passion and integrity of the performance. Society of Sound aims to seek out and present new music that demands a platform to be heard – whether it’s outstanding undiscovered artists or well-known musicians looking to make recordings in an unexpected way. The music selected is not restricted by genre, language or geographical source – whether it’s jazz, rock, pop, classical or world music, it’s for the enjoyment of those who have open ears.

Bowers & Wilkins has grown from its cottage industry origins to become the global leader in high-end speakers and audio systems, as they explain:

“Breaking every convention in our relentless pursuit of improvement, our speakers consistently set the benchmark in performance and design and are now used as standard in the most demanding recording studios around the world – as well as the homes of discerning sound enthusiasts everywhere.

“Throughout our 40-year history, we’ve met a lot of people who share our passion for sound. We thought it was time we brought them together. Society of Sound is a meeting place for people who love sound. It’s somewhere to come for inspiration, where you can find out about people who are using sound creatively. It’s also a resource for hearing from people who have challenging ideas about the future of sound. Last but not least, Society of Sound is an expression of Bowers & Wilkins’ ongoing dedication to revealing sound in all its glory.”