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Timing Is Everything

With Audio Branding, Timing is Everything

We’ve all felt that awkwardness when a friend tells a joke and rushes the punchline, or places it in the wrong order. You do your best to feign a laugh, but the joke falls flat — the moment is gone. Music, like comedy, is all about timing. When it comes to audio branding, the right music at the right moment means the difference between making a deep connection and just […]

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Get Your Game On

It’s game time…are you ready? You bring the inspiration, and we’ll bring the punch and adrenaline to your sports coverage music needs. Do you have a new sports franchise this year? From custom music to custom lyrics to syndicated tracks – Stephen Arnold Music has everything you need to inject BIG energy into your sports packages. Get your game face on – with sports music from Stephen Arnold Music! Take […]

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SAM Wins 6x MUSE Creative Awards!

Stephen Arnold Music (SAM), The World Leader in Sonic Branding®, has been recognized for six awards at the 2024 MUSE Creative Awards in the categories of Audio, Experiential & Immersive, and Video. The MUSE Creative Awards is a prestigious international advertising awards platform, celebrating excellence and innovation for creative design, advertising, and digital media. The 2024 program attracted numerous high-profile creative agencies and brands vying for coveted recognition. Stephen Arnold […]

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What’s new from The World Leader in Sonic Branding

Our team at SAM was busy in 2023 with exciting projects for sports, news, commercials, trailer music and more. Hey, we even created our own SAM hero video via generative AI! Here’s a rundown of some recent projects: What’s the Sound of Your Brand? – SAM Brand Video Last year we produced a new SAM creative reel combining sonic branding with AI-generated animation. Created in association with transmedia company Elevate […]

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Jingles: The Original Sonic Branding

Love them or hate them, you can’t forget a catchy jingle. Commercial jingles are purposefully designed to get your attention, and they have served as a huge building block for the sonic branding industry. Here we discuss where they came from, how they helped launch sonic branding, and we showcase some of the top jingles of all time. Where did jingles come from? In a previous article about sonic logos […]

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Tune up Your Image – Guitar Giveaway!

UPDATE: We have our winner! Watch the drawing here » Check out Stephen Arnold Music’s latest, infectious station image campaign themes — and you could win this incredible guitar at the same time! This Sonic Blue Fender Stratocaster is perfectly matched to reflect your station’s sonic branding goals. To enter, just watch the promos and enter a comment. This beautiful Vintera Series Stratocaster with gig bag is a player’s delight, and […]

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WETA’s sonic brand ranked by The SoundOut Index as one of the fastest growing sonic brands

Great News! Our newly developed sonic brand for WETA, the leading public broadcasting station in our nation’s capital, has been rated by SoundOut as one of the fastest growing sonic brands in the country! SoundOut is the world leader in testing for audio branding, and we’re thrilled that their research shows that listeners are responding to and connecting with WETA’s audio signature in a big way! View the SoundOut Report […]

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Can AI Create a Sonic Brand?

These days, AI, and more specifically generative AI — which produces things like text, images, video, and music — is creating a lot of buzz (or fear depending on your stance). With such a growing interest in generative AI and big companies like Google and Microsoft pushing to innovate in the field, what does this mean for music creators, and more specifically, for the sonic branding world — could AI […]

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Stephen Arnold Music Taps into the British Spirit for WETA UK’s New Image Campaign

DALLAS—May 1, 2023— Stephen Arnold Music captured the drama, intrigue, romance, action and mystery of WETA UK’s expansive programming in providing the musical theme for the station’s new on-air image campaign. The uplifting orchestral theme plays under a lively montage of clips from UK series, both classic and contemporary, while supporting the theme, “British Television at Its Best.” The studio’s creative brief was to produce a theme that evoked the […]

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