The SAM difference

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Stephen Arnold Music – friends call us SAM – is as genuine as they come. We love music, classic guitars, t-shirts and blue jeans. Human and approachable, we treat others like real people, and we’re tuned-in to our clients and their needs. Our creativity stems from deep roots and decades of experience, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards, striving to produce thoughtful, progressive work always — while at the same time being easy-going, fun and original.

We’re passionate about the influence that sound has on emotion, and fanatical when it comes to building relationships through music. For us, developing extraordinary creative is not just something we do, it’s a way of life – resulting from a hands-on mindset and a tight-knit team with boundless heart. We believe that magic happens when you give what you love, and there’s nothing we love more than sharing music with others.

At SAM, we create remarkable sonic solutions that connect people with the world around them – because what we live to do most, is build meaningful relationships through music and sound.

Our Founder: Stephen Arnold

Stephen Arnold, Founder Stephen Arnold Music

Stephen, who is often referred to as “the most-heard, least-known composer in the world,” made a name for himself as an early leader in Sonic Branding – blending original music compositions with unique tones and sounds to create distinct auditory signatures or logos. He led his handpicked team in the creation of numerous award-winning musical compositions for high-profile clients, including CNN, ABC News, CBS, The Weather Channel, CNN Headline News, National Geographic Channel, FOX, HBO, Time-Warner, Golf Channel, ESPN, as well as major advertisers like McDonald’s, Honda, Pizza Hut, Hershey and Kodak. Stephen also created sonic brands for many international clients, including Al Jazeera, Kuwait TV, India TV, TRK Ukraine, GSP Romania, Info TV (Slovenia), and Azteca TV (Mexico).

Stephen Arnold Music was founded by Stephen in 1993. He resided as president of the company until 2022. Today, you might find Stephen strumming one of his many guitars, from his infamous collection, at his Texas lake house. When asked about the key to his success, he points to the SAM team: “These people are the strength behind the sound and service we provide.”

About Stephen Arnold Music

Often referred to as the most-heard, least-known composers in the world, Stephen Arnold Music’s creativity is experienced every day in more than 1 billion homes worldwide. Based in Dallas, Texas, The World Leader In Sonic Branding® has 30 years of success delivering impactful, brand-defining music that makes a difference for today’s top networks, cable channels, content creators, television stations, digital media outlets, production companies, corporations and advertising agencies. With multiple Emmys, Promax Gold, ADDY and MUSE awards to their credit, Stephen Arnold Music’s specialized approach and commitment to the power of sonic branding, research, state-of-the-art production and unparalleled customer service is at the core of its promise. Stephen Arnold Music continues to set the creative bar in a highly competitive content landscape.