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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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Can I Borrow Your Favorite Guitar

“Can I borrow a couple of your favorite guitars for a few days?”

I remember back in the summer of 2011 getting a call from Texas photographer Chris Fritchie. “I have this idea,” began our phone conversation, “May I borrow a couple of your favorite guitars for a few days? . . . Trust me,” he said. Chris has a passion for music – especially guitars – and what he always loved about talking “guitars” with me was that it was never about […]

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Jimi Hendrix

Right-Handed Lefties and Left-Handed Righties…My obsession with Hendrix and upside down Stratocasters

As many of you know, Jimi Hendrix was left-handed, but played a right-handed Fender Stratocaster – turned upside down! I’ve always been fascinated with not only the sound of Hendrix on that right-handed upside-down Strat, but with the way it looked as well. There’s something about the whammy bar on top and the tuners on the bottom. I was really intrigued, so number of years ago I bought a righty […]

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B.B. King

Long Live The King

In the world of music – be it blues, rock, pop or even country – there are few names as revered as B.B. King. He was a pioneer of popularizing a sound that had been brewing along the banks of the Mississippi for generations. As a very young man in the mid-‘90s, I was lucky enough to see B.B. King at the (then) recently rejuvenated, and now defunct, Bronco Bowl, […]

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Music as a language – Victor Wooten & Little Kids Rock

For the past few years Stephen Arnold Music has worked closely with an inspirational organization that has grown close to our heart: Little Kids Rock. This innovative nonprofit transforms the lives of children by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools all over the United States. A bit of background: today millions of American children receive little to no music in their school curriculum. Major budget cuts continue […]

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Promax & Station Summit 2013 – See you There!!

So once again Promax is upon us and SAM will be there to booze and schmooze with the best in the TV broadcast industry!  We’ve got some new products to roll out – including the industry’s first fully searchable, keyword tagged online delivery for our syndicated packages – and if you’re attending the Station Summit in Las Vegas, then you won’t want to miss our legendary after hours Acoustic Jam […]

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PGM

Breaking News!! SAM to partner with PGM Artists!!

We have a new partnership that we want to tell you about: Stephen Arnold Music and PGM Artists http://pgmartists.com/ are now collaborating on select original music and sonic branding projects for the advertising sector. PGM Artists is a high-level “matchmaker” that draws companies together from across a broad range of complementary disciplines. The firm was founded by marketing and production veteran Phil McIntyre, and they excel at connecting advertising agencies and corporations […]

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Dallas article

Stephen Arnold – America’s Most Heard Least Known Composer

Stephen Arnold, the big guy over here at Stephen Arnold Music, was recently profiled in the summer edition of “Dallas Hotel Magazine”.  This in-depth article covers Stephen’s roots, his thoughts on Sonic Branding and why it is so important, the reason for writing his book “A Story of Six Strings“, technology, connectivity and life today at SAM! Just click the link below to download a PDF of the article: Stephen […]

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2 Old Hippies

Stephen Arnold Book Signing and Little Kids Rock Charity Event at Two Old Hippies in Nashville

Thursday, June 7th, our very own Stephen Arnold will be doing “A Story of Six Strings” book signing event for a good cause! All book proceeds plus 10% of Two Old Hippies sales will support Little Kids Rock, a non-profit dedicated to restoring and revitalizing music education in U.S. public schools. For every book purchase, Little Kids Rock can serve about 3 children with a year’s worth of instrumental music […]

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Name That Riff

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.  This guy, Brodie Cumming, might not be playing the Hall, but he’s cornered the internet with almost five million views of his video, “100 Famous Rock Guitar Riffs – one take”, so maybe a new standard has been set. It’s pretty impressive how Brodie strings together a medley of 100 of Rock’s most memorable licks (the ones that have been […]

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