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Happy Holidays! KPIX-TV/CBS San Francisco, The SF Boys Choir & Skywalker Sound

KPIX-TV/CBS San Francisco, the first television broadcast station in Northern California, celebrates a major milestone this year. KPIX went on the air with its inaugural broadcast, 70 years ago, on December 22, 1948. Also, seventy years ago, history was made with the founding of the renowned San Francisco Boys Chorus. Stephen Arnold Music collaborated with KPIX and Ian Robertson, the chorus director of the San Francisco Opera and the San […]

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5 Ways Music Affects the Brain

Music is more than just something that’s nice to have on in the background. It has powerful, far-reaching impact on your brain, and helps drive much of your behavior. Take a look at these research examples and see if you can identify these reactions in yourself! 1. Music Triggers Emotions One of the first things that happens when music enters our brains is the triggering of pleasure centers that release […]

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6 Brand Benefits of Sonic Branding

It’s no longer effective to just depend on a logo or a graphic identity to solidly brand a product or service. Sound travels much faster than imagery to the brain, and is processed in the same structure where decisions are made. In fact, hearing a sound helps predict what we are going to see as a visual! “According to a report by Medical Daily, a new study from the Institute […]

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Wanna Play? Here’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To The Guitar

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to the Guitar Do you picture yourself as a rock star on stage shredding guitar solos like the greats, or just fancy playing around a campfire? Here at Stephen Arnold Music, we know there’s nothing more satisfying than creating music with your fingers. Naomi Wilson, a professional music teacher and experienced Guitarist, has created this comprehensive “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Guitar“. It’s a great […]

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Murrows Awards 2018

Stephen Arnold Music Red Carpet Sponsor at the 2018 Edward R. Murrow Awards

(Monday, October 22, 2018) Stephen Arnold Music recently attended the Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Journalism in New York City. As the red carpet sponsor, and true to SAM form, we gave away a beautiful Gretsch White Falcon acoustic guitar! An energetic and enthusiastic sold-out crowd of the nation’s top journalists packed historic Gotham Hall to celebrate the work of their colleagues across the country. In today’s political […]

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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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The 5 Biggest Music Library Mistakes

A great music library can be a critical, creative resource for any media outlet. But do all producers take full advantage of this sometimes pricey asset? Here are some of the mistakes to avoid when choosing – and using – a production music library: They don’t start their editing process with the music first. This is a common error. You’ve selected specific music because it sets a particular mood for […]

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The Biggest Thing Since The Last Biggest Thing + A Guitar Giveaway!

UPDATE: We Have Our Winner! Watch Stephen Arnold and Vault artist, Jon Christopher Davis, preview this amazing giveaway guitar for you. It’s an impressive Gretsch White Falcon Jumbo 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar! Stock Music Will Never Be The Same. Collaborating with BMG Production Music, created by one of the world’s largest record labels, The Vault just deposited thousands upon thousands of fresh, new tracks from internationally acclaimed composers and musicians. […]

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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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