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MLB The Show 18 – Sony Interactive

The SAM creative team was recently approached by Sony Interactive to create a distinctive and compelling composition for their then-upcoming blockbuster Major League Baseball title for PlayStation 4, The Show 18.  They wanted a piece that had an epic “sports” sound that included modern electronic and urban elements. So we went to work, collaborating with players from the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, as well as renowned beats producer Adrian […]

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Sonic Branding for the Royal Wedding – CNN Worldwide

With more than two billion people worldwide watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it was one of the biggest television events of the year. And for those of you that may have watched the royal wedding coverage on CNN, we’re excited to say that our creative team at Stephen Arnold Music composed and produced the custom music for the event. The CNN coverage aired in 190 […]

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SAM Drives Sonic Branding for CNN, Altitude Sports, Sri Lanka’s Ada Derana, and More

The World Leader in Sonic Branding Innovates for Elite Content Creators Our custom music team at Stephen Arnold Music has had the privilege to work on some amazing projects over the last few months. The challenge of working with our clients to create distinctive and innovative sonic brands is our greatest passion. Here are some recent project highlights! CNN – Aiming for Gold: PyeongChang 2018 Music brings an inspirational lift […]

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How is new technology changing the way music is produced?

Everything can be done faster and cheaper — or so clients keep telling us. The problem is that modern recording technology allows you to delay spontaneous (and sometimes brilliant) decisions as you save layers and layers of takes to evaluate later, instead of trusting your initial instincts. Come to think of it, technology doesn’t really save you any time. It just allows you to create more versions and gives you […]

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Battle of the Promo Superstars

Battle of the Promo Superstars – PromaxBDA Station Summit 2018

From left: Dave Bauman, Drew Sidner, Diane Hannes, Alissa Frick and Tim Sarquis For the 3rd consecutive year, Dave Baumann, our Marketing and Creative Director here at Stephen Arnold Music, hosted the popular “Battle of the Promo Superstars” session at the PromaxBDA Station Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28, 2018. And it did not disappoint! It’s a simple concept: Each of the four O&O TV station marketing panelists […]

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PromaxBDA Local Awards 2018

Stephen Arnold Music scores BIG at the PromaxBDA Local Awards

It was a great year for Stephen Arnold Music and our client stations at the PromaxBDA Local Awards Awards at Station Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 28, 2018. We were recognized for excellence with TWO Gold Awards, and one Silver award. Our popular “Ready” campaign, which features separate themes for weather, morning news and a social/digital media presence, won a Gold award in the “Music Or Instrumental Theme […]

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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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The Music Makes Your Production!

When you’re thinking about producing your next video, most likely you’re focusing on your visuals. I mean … it’s called video, right? But the heart and soul of your production is really your music. Think about it. Is a beautiful graphic itself that memorable? Is that grandiose shot as grand without the audio? Is your voiceover good enough to stand on its own? It’s the music you choose that really […]

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