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Wanna Sound Like Jimi? Here’s the Ultimate Jimi Hendrix Guitar & Gear Guide

Jimi Hendrix, despite being the most innovative guitarist of his day, had a fairly limited collection of equipment during his music career. There are a number of reasons for this, but his tragic death at the early age of 27 certainly was one of the major ones. Our friends at Zing Instruments have created a “Jimi Hendrix Guitar and Gear Guide,” where they look at the equipment Jimi used throughout […]

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PromaxBDA 2018: Six-Strings of the ’60s Guitar Giveaway

SAM is returning to the PromaxBDA Conference and Station Summit this month, and we’ll be bringing – and giving away – some really cool, unique guitars. This year’s two giveaways feature replica guitars that were popular during the ’60s. At the PromaxBDA Conference, a lucky winner will go home with a custom Gibson SG, hand-painted with bright colors, peace signs, and other nods to the culture of that time. A […]

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SAM JAM Station Summit 2018

Station Summit 2018 – SAM JAM and Six Strings of the ’60s Guitar Giveaway

Summer is on the way, and so is PromaxBDA’s Station Summit! Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) will be there with the best music in the local broadcast television industry. We hope to see you there. If you are attending the conference, then save this date: Thursday night, June 28th. That’s when we’ll be hosting our 8th annual “After Hours SAM JAM” featuring the versatile Byron Bordeaux and his band. This year […]

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Scripps Howard Awards 2018

Stephen Arnold Music Provides Complete Music Supervision Services for 2018 Scripps Howard Awards

Our team at Stephen Arnold Music was thrilled to participate once again in the Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions, by providing all of the music supervision services utilizing our production library, The Vault. Many of our clients and friends in the industry are journalism and news media professionals, so our involvement in this event has been particularly meaningful. Held this past April 19, 2018 in […]

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Winner Announcement – Tom Petty Autographed Stratocaster

After an unprecedented response of over 300 entries, we have drawn a winner for our The Vault: Tom Petty Autographed Guitar Giveaway. A big congratulations to Russell Streit of TruTV! Thanks to everyone for checking out The Vault and entering our drawing!  Stay tuned to S.A.M. for more music and, of course, MORE GUITARS!

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Everywhere – We ALL Go!

Think about how much your life has changed in the last 15 years. You wanted to take a picture, you used your camera. You wanted to add up some numbers, you used your calculator. You wanted to send a message, you’d sit down at your computer – and so on and so forth. Now, ALL of those features and more sit in your purse or your pocket – on a […]

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The Vault Tom Petty Autographed Guitar Giveaway

UPDATE:  We have our winner! Our team at SAM is excited to announce a significant expansion of our production music library, The Vault. Now encompassing over 125,000 tracks, The Vault represents the new standard for production music, with highly curated content that builds on Stephen Arnold Music’s status as an internationally-renowned source for music and sonic branding. The Vault has experienced steady growth, most recently adding a wealth of selections […]

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6 Ways a Musical Instrument Can Be The PERFECT Gift!

Let’s face it. Sometimes, giving a musical instrument as a Christmas gift can be a bummer. That expensive guitar or keyboard can lay dormant in the corner after the initial excitement wanes, and eventually end up for sale on Craigslist. But given the right circumstances, it can also be the best gift you can ever give anyone, especially a child! Here are a few reasons why a musical instrument can […]

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Helping Little Kids Rock for the Holidays!

Season’s greeting to all! Thankfully, this holiday season will give us a well-deserved respite from some of the crazy events happening in our word. It also reminds us that this is the season of sharing and giving…and of wonderful music! At Stephen Arnold Music (SAM), we’re really proud to team up again with a very deserving partner this year, Little Kids Rock. They are an incredible organization, providing music lessons and […]

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How to Take “Waking Up My Day” to a NEW Level!

The promo geniuses at WJLA in Washington D.C., Stan Melton and Bonnie Wood, needed a sure-fire idea to promote ABC’s “American Idol,” premiering on their station this fall. And sitting on their desks were some valuable “front of the line” passes from the network to use at an upcoming local audition for the show. It made sense to them to conduct some sort of singing contest to win these tickets, […]

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