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Aerial – Vintage Guitar Giveaway

update:  We have our winner!!

Listen to Aerial, and leave a comment below for your chance to win a vintage Martin acoustic guitar.

You can check out the actual guitar here (thanks, Stephen):

Drawing to be held on Tuesday, May 17th 2011.

click here for contest rules and eligibility requirements

  1. dublaboratory says:

    Sounds great!

  2. Dave Medley says:

    love it… great package for stations that put a premium on weather coverage… have heard it on one of our sister stations… and just forwarded it to my ND…

  3. Nicholas Caldwell says:

    Really Captures the eye And attention! Nice Job.

  4. David Windhorst says:

    NBC’s musical signature is G-E-C — which stands for original owners General Electric Corporation.

  5. Dynamic and powerful — sounds great.

  6. Scott Blum says:

    Fantastic package. Solid, Forcefull sound that sets the stage for a great presentation of News, Weather etc.

    Sounds like ratings!

  7. David Starling says:

    I really like this theme- clean, regal and strong. Very sleek and professional sounding.

  8. Larry Doyle says:

    Those four notes get stuck in your head immediately… and that’s what you need in a news theme!

  9. Kimay Bloch says:

    Excellent-very professional and graceful!

  10. Mark Baumert says:

    This is another example of an SA theme that my wife would whistle while she was working around the house. She already whistle’s Stravinsky!

  11. Ricky Bustamante says:

    I like the variations on a theme, well done. I like the sport spot with the guitar infusion, Rocking!

  12. Mark says:

    Fresh, bright, punchy and smooth. A versatile, well done piece of work from what I hear on this brief demo.

  13. Tom Moses says:

    Strong Music Package! Great Sound as always.

  14. Joyce Bank says:

    Great vibe and sound! Keep it up guys!

  15. Richard Eller says:

    Nice job as usual guys! You’ve covered all the bases with this one.

  16. Very nice. You guys always hit the mark!

  17. Lee Minard says:

    Nice sonic brand… as always. You always have a fresh, classy vibe to your music. Great job.

  18. David Connor says:

    Nice work Stephen & crew! Hope to catch up with you guys at Promax this year.

  19. Chris Pruitt says:

    I used you guys in the past at several of my stations when I was with my previous company. I always thought your material was superior to your competitors. What i like most about your news music is it sounds authoritative and has high impact. The four notes in one piece on this collection screams “Braking News”! Can’t wait to get you guys to work here in Idaho.

  20. Scott Larkin says:

    I hate to be negative, but it really didn’t do a whole lot for me. Take it with a grain of salt though… I’m from an NBC station where I like to hear the G-E-C incorporated into our news themes.

  21. Brian Birk says:

    Nice, Mnemonic without being obtrusive. I see KBMT in Beaumont TX is using your music. I worked there almost 20 years ago.

  22. John Pilios says:

    Very nice. Same quality we’ve come to expect from Stephen Arnold.

  23. As usual, Stephen Arnold Music is producing the great sounds….nice package.

  24. Kathy Doran says:

    bold, authoritative and strong!

  25. Jim Doyle says:

    Out of the park once again. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Jeff Pearson says:

    Great sound , upbeat and will catch your ear every time! The creater did a great job on understanding we live in a new era. Great Job!!

  27. Joe Mohling says:

    Nice! Big, bold news sound!

  28. Don Loy says:

    nice hook. dynamic. Instantly recognizable.

  29. Joe Mac says:

    Very attention getting and commanding opens , Joe Mac Honolulu Hawaii

  30. kfreedman says:

    Sounds great!

  31. Brad Klukow says:

    Great Sound…Crisp, clear and powerful. Great Job!!

  32. Solid, highly identifiable theme – top of the line!

  33. Eric Wotila says:

    Love the sound of the new theme — which is no surprise, as I’ve never run across a Stephen Arnold news music package that didn’t sound absolutely great! Keep up the good work.

  34. Dutch Terry says:

    Great package! I’d love a chance to win that Martin!

  35. Chris Beeler says:

    Nice and BIG – classic sound – better have some good animation to carry this music!!!

  36. Nice sounds! I’m going to keep checking up on this blog.

  37. Jerome Risting says:

    Another home run for Stephen Arnold !

  38. It’s got a nice sound and would really fit in to our current animation package.

  39. Dave Baumann says:

    OK…it’s about time, dude. Where’s my guitar!

  40. Jeff Allen says:

    Fantastic music as usual and a pretty nice guitar as well!

  41. John R. Schilberg says:

    Pretty zippy, Skippy! Nice energy level.

  42. Jeff Whitson says:

    Catchy, memorable tune, bright, crisp, nice.

  43. Well done indeed.

  44. Tad Frank says:

    Great departure from traditional news sound. Do lessons come with the guitar?

  45. Powerful, Authoritative, and sounds like the brand of a News Leader in any market. I am impressed. Thanks, Greg

  46. Great Sonic Brand, you’ve done it again!

  47. Bill Downs says:

    Agree with Scott, sounds like Ratings….even better…sounds like Revenue!!

  48. 4 notes across America.

  49. Sam Day says:

    I like it 🙂

  50. Tory Hooton says:

    I like the feel it is a bit more dramatic and emotional then some other news packages:) the 4 note theme is powerful and memorable… listing to all the variations started bringing up feelings of fast food themes… but that is the problem with any “jingle” 🙂

  51. Rick Swanson says:

    Sweet package, soaring and powerful. I also love the Martin. Will you provide lessons?

  52. That’s one more note than NBC!

  53. Juli Buehler says:

    Nice sound —- fun —- I could dance to it. 🙂

  54. Abby M says:

    Sounds great…and love the version on acoustic!

  55. Jon Garcia says:

    Yep. One more note than NBC and it works.

  56. David Toma says:


  57. I especially like the prominence of the guitar is several of the selections.

    Hey… I think you’re Martin is better than my Martin. I’m ready for an upgrade!

  58. Danny says:

    It isn’t working!!!!

  59. Stephen,

    Great stuff as always, lot’s of texture and a good classic signature. Don’t you think the 5 string would fit in well? Maybe a chromatic run? Good job.

  60. Nice sound…like it…

  61. Eric Dahl says:

    Definitely attention grabbing music with great dynamics. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the demo now and seeing you guys at Promax! Also I assume the Martin will fit in an overhead to fly it back to Nashville?

  62. Dave Bradley says:

    Definitely among the top that I have seen!

  63. Jonathan Oh says:

    This is a good music package. It has a distinct signature with a full sound. I like the mix of electric sounds along with an orchestral background on certain versions of the package. Nicely produced… hopefully it is going to be a hit!

  64. Scott Blum says:

    Fantastic package. Solid, Forcefull sound that sets the stage for a great presentation of News, Weather etc.

    Sounds like ratings!

  65. Hank Zito says:

    Fresh. A great clutter-cutter. Would be a great addition to any editor’s toolbox.

  66. Loku says:

    Killer sound 😀

  67. Evelyn Delcerro says:

    Very strong attention-grabbing beats with a modern flair. Nice job!

  68. John Mercer says:

    Great giveaway. I’ve always wanted a Martin, so I hope I win!

  69. Jim Blue says:

    I like the four note signature. It reminds me of some of the classic news themes of the past.

  70. Jon Doss says:

    This is some really good stuff.

  71. Scott Thomas says:

    Nice clean sound. Wish we used it at my station.

    OK, now the game, “What does the signature stand for?”

    How about…

    > We’ve Got Your News

    > It’s All Brand New

    > Put On Some Shoes

  72. Martin guitars certainly have a great tone. I know somebody who only plays Martin, and refuses to use anything else.

    Most of my focus in music has been electric styles, but I have been getting back into acoustic more. It would be sweet to have a prize guitar like that.

  73. Jim Thomas says:

    Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful sounding instrument. Best wishes.

  74. Spelt Joatmon says:

    Great Sound on both ! Sure do like the wall!

  75. I like the big market feel of this and would be interested in getting costs. Would you be able to break it out as a custom so I don’t have to pay for tracks I wouldn’t use?

  76. Tim Walker says:

    Great sounding package. More great work from Stephen Arnold!

  77. DAVID says:

    Great sound!

    Thanks for the awesome customer service you guys provide.

    The Best, David

  78. Sean P. Dixon says:

    Awesome work once again!

  79. Good variety while keeping the signature theme.

  80. Nice package 🙂

  81. Dave Ward says:

    Very clean and crisp. I likethat it has the feel of a traditional news package but brings that into the 21st Century. This is music that won’t sound dated for a loooooooooooooooooooooong time.

  82. Great sonic branding… The 4 notes at the top defineltly get stuck in your head.

  83. Chuck Spruill says:

    very impressive!…clean, memorable signature…nice!

  84. We use this pkg on KTXA in Dallas…very hot and fresh!

  85. Andrew Felix says:

    The new Aerial sound is great! I really like the direction of the new station image packages. They have a real and current sound. The arrangements are great.

  86. Cassie Busdeker says:

    Very strong and commanding. I really like it.

  87. Pete Ferraro says:

    Very dynamic. Nice signature sound. Always love your stuff.

  88. Jerry Bever says:

    Nice hook … up to date without being over the top!

  89. Wes Pollard says:

    Nice work. I like the signature and the versioning.

  90. Mike Rausch says:

    Excellent overall. It sets the tone for exciting news yet to come.

  91. Jeff Pitner says:

    Another fine one!

  92. Coby Cooper says:

    Great logo…very memorable!

  93. Julie Walker says:

    Love it!

  94. Love the new music package.

  95. Big market sound. Rich and full.

    Nice job on the arrangement.

  96. rodger says:

    Sounds great!

  97. Tony Willard says:

    Good Morning, I just received the Aerial disk this morning, great music that I am forwarding to my News Director. Thanks

  98. Excellent work, as always!

  99. kirk says:

    Great sound…great production qualities to Aerial package….great Martin Guitar!

    Hope it’s mine,


  100. Glenn Rainey says:

    I really enjoy Stephen Arnold music. They really do have their finger on the pulse of today’s television needs. I’ve recommended them to other station CSD’s and will continue to do so. They are priced right and really elevate themselves to their customers needs.

    Keep up the great work!

  101. Jeff Raker says:

    I have used Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) packages at my last four stations. Each time SAM has given our station an individual sound signature that is distinctive and unique. After listening to the new “Aerial” package I believe SAM has done it again. Congratulations on another outstanding composition.

  102. I first became familiar with Stephen Arnold when I started here at KTWO some six years ago. Since then, I have come to rely on Stephen Arnold to provide cutting edge music for our newscasts and promotions, including special customized pieces and intros that can be found no where else. Aerial’s sound is strong and forceful, but also elegant and flowing, with that bite that makes it stand out.

  103. Michael Erickson says:

    Sounds Great!

  104. Another great package by the sonic branding legends at Stephen Arnold Music.