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Stephen Arnold Music and TradeCafe™ Leverage the Power of Sonic Branding

Bassett & Walker’s new cloud platform for trading agricultural commodities has a sonic signature that says “confidence, reliability and security.” DALLAS—August 3, 2020— As part of the launch of its new cloud-based trading platform, TradeCafe™, international agricultural commodities trader Bassett & Walker Inc. asked Stephen Arnold Music to create sonic branding that was memorable, conveyed security, confidence and integrity, and was pleasing enough to stand up to hundreds of repetitions. […]

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Stephen Arnold Music Shines at Broadcast Production Awards with Four Wins

DALLAS—July 13, 2020— Stephen Arnold Music came up big at NewscastStudio’s annual Broadcast Production Awards, picking up four awards – including Best Overall Use of Music for CNN America’s Choice Debate “Super Open”, a fully orchestrated, three-act music score. Other honors came for the studio’s work for China Global Television Network (CGTN), Scripps Television Stations and WDAF/FOX 4 Kansas City. Now in its 11th year, the Broadcast Production Awards honor […]

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What’s the Sound of Your Brand?

It’s hard to think of the phrase “I’m lovin’ it” and not immediately recall the “ba-da-ba-ba-ba” of the McDonald’s jingle. It’s catchy, appealing and has been repeated so often, that, love it or hate it, it’s etched in your brain like a pop song from high school. Chances are that the sounds you hear when you power up your laptop, log into Netflix or make a Skype call are also […]

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Sonic Branding Roundup

Sonic Branding Roundup 2020

At Stephen Arnold Music, we are committed to the power of sonic branding and have a specialized approach. Aural elements drive engagement, social sharing, purchase decisions, and loyalty like never before. The critical importance of sonic branding is now recognized across every industry. 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: NBC/Golf […]

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Sonic Branding for HLN Original Series “Lies, Crimes and Video”

Our creative team at Stephen Arnold Music recently created the custom sonic brand and music package for the HLN Original Series “Lies, Crimes and Video”. The eight-part series gives viewers an intimate look into terrifying 911 calls, police interrogations, jail house recordings, body camera and surveillance video captured as part of a criminal investigation. This series features riveting stories that incorporate video evidence in criminal cases and shocking courtroom testimony. […]

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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 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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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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