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Stephen Arnold Music Delivers Sonic Branding to CNN, Sony Interactive, PBS, and CGTN

The World Leader in Sonic Branding® Launches New Custom Music and Sounds for Networks, Broadcasters, Video Games Our team has been busy working on projects with top content creators to forge enduring connections worldwide. Several of our newest sonic brands and custom music solutions are engaging global audiences of top networks, broadcasters, and video game studios. Recent highlights include: PBS/CNN — “Amanpour & Company” Award-winning journalist Christiane Amanpour continues to […]

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Stephen Arnold Music Refreshes China Global Television Network (CGTN) With New Sonic Branding

Teams With Renowned Design Firm Flint Skallen To Create New Show Themes And Promos Across CGTN’s Five Networks DALLAS — The five international channels of China Global Television Network (CGTN), reaching over one billion people around the world, have newly updated sonic brands courtesy of Stephen Arnold Music, who returned to the network after launching its distinctive sonic brand in 2015. Collaborating once again with design firm Flint Skallen, Stephen […]

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Stephen Arnold Music Updates PBS’ ‘Washington Week’ Identity with New Sonic Brand and Custom Music Package

DALLAS, TX — Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leader in Sonic Branding™ brought a dynamic new sound to “Washington Week,” one of America’s longest-running public affairs programs produced by PBS and WETA-TV. The sonic branding expertise of Stephen Arnold Music was central to developing a distinctive, easily recognizable and accessible identity for “Washington Week,” the 50-plus year old show, currently moderated by Robert Costa, that has long been lauded for […]

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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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The PromaxBDA Daily Brief Podcast: Sonic Branding with Stephen Arnold Music

Stephen Arnold Music President Stephen Arnold and VP, Creative Services Chad Cook join PromaxBDA Editorial Director Paige Albiniak to discuss the latest in creating custom music branding for such organizations as CNN Worldwide and China Global Television Network, incorporating music and settings from around the world in these packages, designing sounds for video games such as Playstation’s upcoming Major League Baseball game and the firm’s bread-and-butter: building comprehensive sonic brands […]

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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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Puzzling Diseases – And How to Compose Music for Them

Talk about an intriguing project! For the HLN news network’s 6-part documentary “Something’s Killing Me,” Stephen Arnold Music was tasked with the unusual challenge of creating a musical score that accompanies stories about diseases and symptoms that result in near-death struggles for the victims. It’s depicts a race against time to discover what, or who is killing the victim. This series, from the CNN Original Series Development team, was dramatically […]

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SAM Wins Gold at PromaxBDA Station Summit 2017

“DALLAS –(SPW)– Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leader in Sonic Branding®, was recognized for excellence with a Gold PromaxBDA Award at Station Summit 2017, held June 22, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel & Casino. The Gold award was for Stephen Arnold Music’s work on Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO and their “So Northwest” campaign. A customized version of Stephen Arnold Music’s popular “Everywhere I Go” market exclusive image […]

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SAM Sonically Brands Relaunch of CCTV International as CGTN

DALLAS – Feb 28, 2017: The rebranding of a channel group that reaches over one billion people requires more than just a name change. China Central Television International (CCTV) is now China Global Television Network (CGTN), emphasizing an even more expansive worldview and mobile-first strategy. To make the updated focus crystal clear, Stephen Arnold Music continued its collaboration with the network to evolve its memorable theme. The new themes for […]

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A Look Behind The Curtain – Creating “Guardian”

We are really excited about our latest news music branding package “Guardian”. I was recently interviewed by NewscastStudio for a “behind the scenes” look at the new package and details about its creation and development. There is a great deal of thought that goes into producing branded music for media. Much more than just creating “cool” music, one must consider the brand objective, how it will live in various media […]

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