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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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The Company We Keep – Sonic Branding Roundup 2018

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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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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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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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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Stephen Arnold Music Updates PBS’ ‘Washington Week’ Identity with New Sonic Brand and Custom Music Package

DALLAS, TX — Stephen Arnold Music, the World Leader in Sonic Branding™ brought a dynamic new sound to “Washington Week,” one of America’s longest-running public affairs programs produced by PBS and WETA-TV. The sonic branding expertise of Stephen Arnold Music was central to developing a distinctive, easily recognizable and accessible identity for “Washington Week,” the 50-plus year old show, currently moderated by Robert Costa, that has long been lauded for […]

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How is new technology changing the way music is produced?

Everything can be done faster and cheaper — or so clients keep telling us. The problem is that modern recording technology allows you to delay spontaneous (and sometimes brilliant) decisions as you save layers and layers of takes to evaluate later, instead of trusting your initial instincts. Come to think of it, technology doesn’t really save you any time. It just allows you to create more versions and gives you […]

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MLB The Show 18 – Sony Interactive

The SAM creative team was recently approached by Sony Interactive to create a distinctive and compelling composition for their then-upcoming blockbuster Major League Baseball title for PlayStation 4, The Show 18.  They wanted a piece that had an epic “sports” sound that included modern electronic and urban elements. So we went to work, collaborating with players from the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, as well as renowned beats producer Adrian […]

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