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

  2. Michael Erickson says:

    Sounds Great!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. kirk says:

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

    Hope it’s mine,


  7. Excellent work, as always!

  8. Tony Willard says:

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

  9. rodger says:

    Sounds great!

  10. Big market sound. Rich and full.

    Nice job on the arrangement.

  11. Love the new music package.

  12. Julie Walker says:

    Love it!

  13. Coby Cooper says:

    Great logo…very memorable!

  14. Jeff Pitner says:

    Another fine one!

  15. Mike Rausch says:

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

  16. Wes Pollard says:

    Nice work. I like the signature and the versioning.

  17. Jerry Bever says:

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

  18. Pete Ferraro says:

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

  19. Cassie Busdeker says:

    Very strong and commanding. I really like it.

  20. 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.

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

  22. Chuck Spruill says:

    very impressive!…clean, memorable signature…nice!

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

  24. 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.

  25. Nice package 🙂

  26. Good variety while keeping the signature theme.

  27. Sean P. Dixon says:

    Awesome work once again!

  28. DAVID says:

    Great sound!

    Thanks for the awesome customer service you guys provide.

    The Best, David

  29. Tim Walker says:

    Great sounding package. More great work from Stephen Arnold!

  30. 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?

  31. Spelt Joatmon says:

    Great Sound on both ! Sure do like the wall!

  32. Jim Thomas says:

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. Jon Doss says:

    This is some really good stuff.

  36. Jim Blue says:

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

  37. John Mercer says:

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

  38. Evelyn Delcerro says:

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

  39. Loku says:

    Killer sound 😀

  40. Hank Zito says:

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

  41. Scott Blum says:

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

    Sounds like ratings!

  42. 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!

  43. Dave Bradley says:

    Definitely among the top that I have seen!

  44. 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?

  45. Nice sound…like it…

  46. 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.

  47. Danny says:

    It isn’t working!!!!

  48. 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!

  49. David Toma says:


  50. Jon Garcia says:

    Yep. One more note than NBC and it works.

  51. Abby M says:

    Sounds great…and love the version on acoustic!

  52. Juli Buehler says:

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

  53. That’s one more note than NBC!

  54. Rick Swanson says:

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

  55. 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” 🙂

  56. Sam Day says:

    I like it 🙂

  57. 4 notes across America.

  58. Bill Downs says:

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

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

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

  61. Tad Frank says:

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

  62. Well done indeed.

  63. Jeff Whitson says:

    Catchy, memorable tune, bright, crisp, nice.

  64. John R. Schilberg says:

    Pretty zippy, Skippy! Nice energy level.

  65. Jeff Allen says:

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

  66. Dave Baumann says:

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

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

  68. Jerome Risting says:

    Another home run for Stephen Arnold !

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

  70. Chris Beeler says:

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

  71. Dutch Terry says:

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

  72. Bob Bunch says:

    Great sound!

  73. 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.

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

  75. Brad Klukow says:

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

  76. kfreedman says:

    Sounds great!

  77. Joe Mac says:

    Very attention getting and commanding opens , Joe Mac Honolulu Hawaii

  78. Don Loy says:

    nice hook. dynamic. Instantly recognizable.

  79. Joe Mohling says:

    Nice! Big, bold news sound!

  80. 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!!

  81. Jim Doyle says:

    Out of the park once again. Thanks for sharing.

  82. Kathy Doran says:

    bold, authoritative and strong!

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

  84. John Pilios says:

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

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. David Connor says:

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

  89. Lee Minard says:

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

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

  91. Richard Eller says:

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

  92. Joyce Bank says:

    Great vibe and sound! Keep it up guys!

  93. Tom Moses says:

    Strong Music Package! Great Sound as always.

  94. Mark says:

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

  95. Ricky Bustamante says:

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

  96. 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!

  97. Kimay Bloch says:

    Excellent-very professional and graceful!

  98. Larry Doyle says:

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

  99. David Starling says:

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

  100. Scott Blum says:

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

    Sounds like ratings!

  101. Dynamic and powerful — sounds great.

  102. David Windhorst says:

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

  103. Nicholas Caldwell says:

    Really Captures the eye And attention! Nice Job.

  104. 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…

  105. dublaboratory says:

    Sounds great!