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Happy Holidays! KPIX-TV/CBS San Francisco, The SF Boys Choir & Skywalker Sound

KPIX-TV/CBS San Francisco, the first television broadcast station in Northern California, celebrates a major milestone this year. KPIX went on the air with its inaugural broadcast, 70 years ago, on December 22, 1948. Also, seventy years ago, history was made with the founding of the renowned San Francisco Boys Chorus. Stephen Arnold Music collaborated with KPIX and Ian Robertson, the chorus director of the San Francisco Opera and the San […]

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Stephen Arnold Music Brain

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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Sonic Branding

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 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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Scripps Howard Awards 2018

Stephen Arnold Music Provides Complete Music Supervision Services for 2018 Scripps Howard Awards

Our team at Stephen Arnold Music was thrilled to participate once again in the Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions, by providing all of the music supervision services utilizing our production library, The Vault. Many of our clients and friends in the industry are journalism and news media professionals, so our involvement in this event has been particularly meaningful. Held this past April 19, 2018 in […]

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SAM Drives Sonic Branding for CNN, Altitude Sports, Sri Lanka’s Ada Derana, and More

The World Leader in Sonic Branding Innovates for Elite Content Creators Our custom music team at Stephen Arnold Music has had the privilege to work on some amazing projects over the last few months. The challenge of working with our clients to create distinctive and innovative sonic brands is our greatest passion. Here are some recent project highlights! CNN – Aiming for Gold: PyeongChang 2018 Music brings an inspirational lift […]

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How to Take “Waking Up My Day” to a NEW Level!

The promo geniuses at WJLA in Washington D.C., Stan Melton and Bonnie Wood, needed a sure-fire idea to promote ABC’s “American Idol,” premiering on their station this fall. And sitting on their desks were some valuable “front of the line” passes from the network to use at an upcoming local audition for the show. It made sense to them to conduct some sort of singing contest to win these tickets, […]

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SAM JAM 2017

Station Summit 2017 – SAM JAM and NewsReady Guitars!

The annual Promax Station Summit is upon us, and Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) will be there with the best music in the local broadcast television industry! If you are attending the conference, then save this date! Thursday night, June 22nd, it’s our 7th annual “After Hours SAM JAM,” featuring the sensational Byron Bordeaux. We’ll be jammin’ again at Elton John’s FIZZ Bar at Caesar’s Palace along with our many station […]

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PMA Show 2016

Production Music Conference 2016 & Mark Awards

There’s certainly no rest for the weary after two full, non-stop days in beautiful Santa Monica, CA! Now in its 3rd year, the Production Music Association (PMA) held its annual Production Music Conference featuring some of the most knowledgeable folks in the music industry.

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Everywhere I Go – Mega Guitar (and Uke) Giveaway!

UPDATE: We have our winners! Watch, Then Enter to Win One of Three Stunning Guitars! We’ve NEVER done anything like this before! Here’s THREE chances to win a cool instrument, just by listening and commenting on our our brand-new multiplatform/social image package: “Everywhere I Go.” First prize: Get your inner rockabilly on with this spectacular orange Gretsch 5420 Electromatic guitar. Next up: A stunning Martin Koa Wood Acoustic/Electric guitar. Amaze […]

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