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PROMAX North America Station Awards 2019

Stephen Arnold Music Nominated for Ten Promax Awards at 2019 Station Summit The World Leader in Sonic Branding® Recognized Across Multiple Categories DALLAS – June 6, 2019: Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leader in Sonic Branding™, announced that it has been nominated as a finalist with 10 entries in nine categories at the Promax North America Station Awards at the 2019 Station Summit in Las Vegas. The awards will be […]

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Augusta National Women’s Amateur

In 2018, Augusta National Golf Club announced a partnership with NBC and Golf Channel to broadcast the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA). This event, taking place the week before The Masters Tournament, was established to inspire greater interest and participation in the women’s game of golf. Our team at Stephen Arnold Music was tasked with composing a theme for the tournament – not just for the inaugural year, but […]

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Sonic Branding client solutions

The Company We Keep – Sonic Branding Roundup

2018 was certainly a year to remember. The frenetic news cycle was off the charts. We worked non-stop last year to help our national and international clients be heard, remembered and stand out from the crowd. The critical importance of sonic branding is now recognized across every industry. Aural elements drive engagement, social sharing, purchase decisions, and loyalty like never before. It was extremely gratifying for all of us at […]

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Stephen Arnold Music Creates Custom Sonic Brand & Music Package for Relaunch of Court TV

Bold orchestrated sounds enhance dramatic gavel-to-gavel legal programming DALLAS,TX – (May 29, 2019) – The recent relaunch of Court TV introduced new a new sonic brand and music package created by Stephen Arnold Music, The World Leader in Sonic Branding®, for the respected network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials. The Texas-based company utilized all live orchestration to […]

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Sheet Music

Using Music Effectively

It’s time to assemble your video masterpiece – but wait! First, check out these time-honored techniques for making music work harder for you in your productions. 1. YOUR FIRST DECISION When producing content, your FIRST decision should be about choosing your music and sound design. Your music selection will set the pace, tone and overall vibe of your content. You will find that your shot selection and editing will be […]

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Grunge Guitars

Promax 2019: Grunge Guitar Giveaways!

SAM is returning to the Promax Conference and Station Summit this June, and we’ll be bringing – and giving away – some really cool, iconic guitars. This year’s we are doing “Grunge Guitar Giveaways,” which feature unique replicas of guitars popularized during the ‘90s grunge movement, including those played by Sonic Youth and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. The 2019 Promax Conference 1960’s Fender Jazzmaster Replica Introduced in 1958, following the success […]

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6 Tips for Securing Music Rights

Manage your expectations. OK…so you’re in deep on your perfect project, and you’ve found the perfect track – it’s from Coldplay!  Stop immediately!  Managing your – or your clients – expectations is the most important first step!  Commercially released songs from recording artists can be wildly expensive to clear, if they’ll even clear at all.  Instead, we typically use reference tracks not synchronized to a project to gauge the overall […]

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SAM JAM 2019 Montage

Station Summit 2019 – SAM JAM and It Smells Like a Guitar Giveaway!

The annual Promax Station Summit is upon us, and 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 20th. That’s when we’ll be hosting our 9th annual “After Hours SAM JAM” featuring the versatile Byron Bordeaux and his band. This year we’re jammin’ […]

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Sonic Branding Roundup

Sonic Branding Roundup

The critical importance of sonic branding is now recognized across every industry. Aural elements drive engagement, social sharing, purchase decisions, and loyalty like never before. It’s extremely gratifying for all of us at Stephen Arnold Music to collaborate on so many immensely creative campaigns. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately: CourtTV Court TV is a 24-hour network with extensive live programming, so the custom music package built around a […]

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Sonic Branding Mistake

5 Biggest Sonic Branding Mistakes

Most of us know what big companies look like. They’ve spent millions of dollars on market research, focus groups, graphics designers, social media and televisions spots. Some of these companies are iconic brands: Apple, Microsoft, Intel, General Motors, Nike, etc. And they all feature highly refined logos and graphic consistency. But what do they sound like? Branding has been a hot concept for the past 20 years, but with the […]

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Watching 2019 Super Bowl Commercials

Did You “Hear” the Super Bowl?

OK, some say it was the worst Super Bowl of all time. Certainly, if you love a defensive struggle, the 2019 contest was fascinating. But the lack of scoring meant for few thrills for the casual football viewer. To make matters worse, the halftime show starring Maroon 5 with Travis Scott and Big Boi didn’t seem to inspire many kudos, either. Plus, the ratings for this contest were the lowest […]

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