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Stephen Arnold Music Rings in the New Year with Custom Music for CNN.

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CNN wanted some fresh, custom music for their big, on-air effort with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on New Year’s Eve. As you could imagine, we jumped at THAT opportunity! They were thinking of a classic, art deco style for the graphics, and wanted up-tempo music to match the mood. So how do you re-recreate the retro feel of the 30’s? With a real, live orchestra – featuring trumpets, trombones, a saxophone section, and sprinkled with some tasty jazz piano.

The result was a great way to “swing” in the New Year. Luckily, we were provided with finished opening graphics to build the score around, and the result was a high-energy, exciting package – perfectly reflecting the buzz and anticipation of the New Year. As part of the project, we also supplied musical beds, teases, bumpers and transitions for the entire evening of programming.

All in all, it was a blast! Then when the ratings were tallied, CNN was the most watched cable New Year’s Eve special, across ALL demographics – in history! Take a listen for yourself, and check out our “behind the scenes” video as we recorded the package. Enjoy!

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