The Most Heard, Least Known Composers In America
August 17, 2015Posted by on
We here at SAM can’t resist having fun with music – in all its forms. Now we’re doing it again with the latest in our series of limited edition vinyl releases.
Behold our latest creation, “What’s Printed Where.”
What’s the deal?
Well, take a clear vinyl record that you can see through. Next, slip it into a transparent sleeve with a yellow image, then slide that sleeve into an album cover which is also clear, but with a blue image, and voila – it’s green!
You are now looking at a very cool LP fresh off the press from SAM – our 3rd generation sample reel – which isn’t really a reel but a vinyl record (hint: usually works best with a turntable.)
Thus our newest Stephen Arnold Music Vinyl is appropriately titled “What’s Printed Where,” since we never really knew what was going to be printed where.
The fun part is when you first receive your LP, you’ll notice the revamped image of our original sonically branded lady: a girl with a shaved head whom we have always internally referred to as “Mary.” Once again Mary is on our new vinyl, only now she’s green with red ear buds.
But once you pull the sleeve from the LP cover, it turns out our Mary is actually blue…but in fact on the sleeve she’s yellow. Confused? We are too! So let’s all roll with it – because if you reassemble the sleeve out of sequence, you may well see Mary in a totally different light (color, that is).
And as a special bonus, you’ll notice a credit card that we’ve slipped into the LP jacket and, depending on how rough the mail service was and where the card ends up inside the cover…. this card could be green, blue or yellow – until you pull it out and see it’s actually white.
And actually, it’s not a free credit card (sorry!) but a flash drive with all the music contained on the vinyl — for those of you that have retired your turntables. It’s music from our amazing partners we are privileged to work with like CNN, Golf Channel, CCTV China, ABC, ESPN, MSNBC, FOX Business, National Geographic Channel, Time Warner and over 300 local television stations.
Know what’s printed where now? If not, just listen: It’ll all make sense to your ears. And Kudos to Doug Rucker and his amazing team at Rucker and Co. in Dallas for creating something which is nothing short of creative genius. http://www.ruckerandco.com
To request your free LP just click on the email link below. It’s that easy!
Or give us a call at:
We look forward to hearing from you!
June 9, 2015Posted by on
If you are attending the conference at The Mirage in Las Vegas, then stop by our special Promax guitar display — you’ll see some amazing legendary guitars from Stephen’s personal collection that are featured in his book, A Story of Six Strings.
We’ll also be giving away a collectible Gibson Les Paul signed by the legendary Les Paul.
So make plans to stop by, have a chat, drop your card in the box and maybe walk away with a classic, signed guitar. The drawing is Thursday, June 25 around 4:15pm, immediately after “The Next News Industry” session lets out. Remember, you must be present to win.
Thursday night, don’t miss our 5th annual “After Hours SAM JAM,” featuring the sensational Byron Bordaux. This year we’ll be jammin’ at V Bar at The Venetian along with our many station friends from across the country from 9 until 11pm!
Good luck and hope to see you kickin’ it with us in Vegas … baby!
February 6, 2015Posted by on
A big congrats to station KCAU with their winning video entry “Sioux City Musketeers Intro Video 2014”. You are now the proud owners of one of my favorite and treasured guitars: a 1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom signed by Les Paul!
This has been a really fun contest for us at SAM, and we are excited to have received so many entries, such enthusiasm and thousands of votes. It’s been great to see what amazing creative is being produced by our friends and colleagues at local stations. Really cool. While there is only one winner, I think we can all be inspired by seeing all these great spots!
We want to thank everyone for their participation in our first “What’s the Sound of Your Story” contest. And I want to say “good-bye” to my guitar.
You can view all local station video entries here:
January 26, 2015Posted by on
Voting is now officially open for our online contest “What’s The Sound of Your Story?”
- Check out the Best Work from Your Peers here »
- Cast Your Vote.
- You Choose Who Wins!
THE WINNING STATION will receive this amazing guitar from Stephen’s collection:
An authenticated 1980’s Gibson Les Paul signed by Les Paul!
How It Works:
Simply click on the “thumbs up” icon for the video you like. Users can vote for their favorite video one (1) time every 24 hours during the voting period. After 2 weeks, the most popular video will be the winner!
December 2, 2014Posted by on
Season’s Greetings Everyone,
We’re back again this Holiday Season hoping to make our industry aware of this great organization, Little Kids Rock™.
Little Kids Rock™ provides free music lessons and instruments to underserved public school kids around the country.
Last year we were able to put 60 brand new acoustic guitars into the hands of children by raising over $3000 selling our Christmas CD, The Six Strings Of Christmas, which features many of our great Texas studio friends playing their own 6-string yuletide arrangements (100% of the proceeds go to Little Kids Rock).
Each CD costs just $9.99, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Little Kids Rock, which means:
- 1 CD = Provides a child with three months of music lessons!
- 5 CDs = Puts a brand new acoustic guitar into a child’s hands!
- 10 CDs = Supplies a keyboard and amp to a public school music class!
So with the purchase of “The Six Strings of Christmas” by Stephen Arnold Music, you will be helping Little Kids Rock provide free instruments and music lessons to disadvantaged public school students in some of the most economically challenged communities in the United States!
Thanks for giving our children the right to rock!
Live samples from the sessions: