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 Hendrix Jam Session (now in its 3rd year!)
Stephen will be presenting as part of a panel called “Hits and Misses 2013″ in Promax LA. on Thursday, June 20th (check your conference guide for time and locations). He and other top producers, composers and music supervisors will look at case studies of where music did and did not work in particular projects. Stephen’s been asked to present as an expert on custom music and sonic branding, which we’re very excited about! Check him out on this list of Promax speakers here »
And don’t forget to stop by our ‘booth’ on the floor whether you’re at Promax LA or Station Summit where you’ll find 4 guitars on display in museum style displays for 360 views. 3 are from Stephen’s personal collection and featured in the book A Story of Six Strings. The 4th display will be one of 2 guitars we’re giving away – either a 1930s National TriCone resonator replica (produced by Johnson) or a Neil Young SIGNED Fender Tele. So stop by, have a chat, drop your card in the box and maybe walk away with an awesome guitar.
Good Luck and hope to see you there, whether LA or Vegas!
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 worldwide to creative and marketing resources, with the goal of enabling them to innovate, communicate and compete at the highest possible level.
There were a lot of great reasons to start working with PGM Artists. We think it’s a creative, forward-thinking company that really understands branding. And our commitment to creating memorable sonic branding is a perfect fit for the advertising world, which is where PGM Artists have proven they’re particularly effective.
It’s a highly accomplished firm with an elite track record – that’s the kind of company we like to keep.
The time for another Stephen Arnold Music giveaway has arrived – but this one goes beyond guitars.
You can win a 4-day, 3-night trip for 4 to our awesome house and studio in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico! Imagine waking up in a beautiful Old World manor with a view of the Jemez and Sangre de Christo mountain ranges, eating breakfast on one of the decks, and going into town for some shopping or skiing … you deserve it!
Wondering how to enter?
It’s easy: Simply listen to our expanded “All About Early” audio/video campaign bundle – which now includes a new morning show package and image song. Just leave a comment below to be eligible for the giveaway.
All elegible entries will be placed into our trusty fishbowl, and a winner will be drawn on Friday, June 7th.
For a full description of the house, as well as all the rules and regulations for the drawing, please click here.
On the gambling floor at the Cosmopolitan with PMOL Directors Adam Routh and Patrick Wilson
Paul Gulmans – Music Director, The Netherlands
Noelle Alanis with FOX KVVU On-Air Promotion’s Sergio Rodriguez and Tai Howard
Little Elvis at The Palms
We came, we saw, we ruled the Roulette table. NAB 2013 was quite an experience…. from DTS’s 11.1 Surround Sound Headphones to the American Idol judges that seemed to be at every session. But alas we were not there to purchase the latest technologies or try our hand in a singing competition but rather for a chance to meet clients, colleagues and eat pricey dinners on the company credit card!
Special thanks to all our sub-publishers for sitting down with us – particularly Fred and the lovely Lynn Woods at Red Igloo, Jean at Music for Productions and Paul Gulmans at Music Director who still does NOT eat fish despite us taking him to a seafood restaurant…
Also, station owners Carole and Peter Kozloski from WAGM for a fantastic breakfast, Adam Routh and Patrick Wilson of PMOL for their lovely bottle of scotch that still hasn’t made it onto the boss’s desk, and of course the On-Air Promotion boys at Las Vegas’s KVVU-TV for showing us around town Tuesday night and introducing us to Corona martinis (very fancy)!
Finally what a great creole meal at Emeril’s with Fox Business’s Ray Lambiase and CNN design guru Jonathan Kemp.
And, of course we met Elvis – he’s much shorter in person!
Either way the greatest show in broadcasting is upon us. It’s going down next week in Vegas, and I can’t wait!
Although Stephen Arnold Music has been many times, this will be my first trip to THE SHOW, and I’ll be taking it in with another NAB-newbie Whitney Arnold.
Rumor has it NAB is a ginormous conference of all things broadcasting. I’ve heard it’s a techie paradise with plenty of educational sessions, industry heavy-weights, and social networking opportunities (AKA parties)! Can’t wait to experience for myself! Please let me know if you have any NAB advice! And hope to see you there!
“Music education is being stripped from our nation’s public schools at an alarming rate due to budget cuts,” Keith Hejna, Communications & Outreach Coordinator for Little Kids Rock says. “It’s up to the adults to stand up for our children’s right to rock… and ensure that they receive music education, which is vital to their development as students and human beings.”
That’s why we’re so excited to support Little Kids Rock. Here at Stephen Arnold Music we know a thing or two about writing a good tune; and we know what a blast it is when we’re hitting all the right notes. But we also know what it takes to get there: a lot of hard work – from bleeding fingers to ringing ears – a little luck, and that first person to say, “Here you go!” and put an instrument in your hand. The first part, that’s all on you. But Little Kids Rock is on a mission to make sure every kid gets the chance to rock by getting instruments and music lessons into the hands of underprivileged school kids.
“Little Kids Rock is an all-volunteer organization that’s very efficiently run,” says SAM president Stephen Arnold, “It’s amazing how far they can make a dollar go.”
And because each dollar counts, we’re donating $1 for each new “Like” to the Stephen Arnold Music Facebook page. Help us raise $5,000 for this awesome charity. You can’t buy a guitar for every kid out there, but with just the click of a mouse you can make a difference in the lives of some extraordinary kids.
Hey everyone. Wanted to share a track from our “Six Strings of Christmas” CD – 16 Yuletide Classics performed by world-class six-string musicians.
Here’s track #2: “Joy To The Word” performed by Milo Deering (acoustic guitar) and George Anderson (double bass). All of the proceeds (that means 100%) of this album sales goes directly to benefit disadvantage children via Little Kids Rockcharity. We are really proud to have partnered with such a great charity and worthy cause.
100% of each $9.99 CD purchase goes directly to Little Kids Rock, which means:
1 CD = One “rock band” lesson for an entire classroom of students!
2 CDs = An entire year of music lessons for one student!
5 CDs = One brand new acoustic guitar into a classroom
10 CDs = One brand new electric keyboard and amp into a classroom
1. Prelude To Coventry Carol - Chris Carrington 2. Joy To the World – Milo Deering (Acoustic Guitar), George Anderson (Double bass) 3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Tom Faulkner & Milo Deering (Acoustic guitar) 4. Deck the Halls – Stephen Arnold & Bud Guin (Acoustic Guitar) 5. Away In a Manger – Chris Carrington & Mack Price (Nylon Guitar) 6. Angels We Have Heard On High – Stephen Arnold (Resonator) 7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Chris Carrington & Mack Price (Nylon Guitar) 8. The First Noel – Kevin Afflack (Baritone & electric guitar) 9. Coventry Carol – Chris Carrington (Nylon Guitar) 10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed-Reindeer – George Anderson (Electric & double bass) 11. Ave Maria – Milo Deering (Acoustic Guitar, viola) 12. Jingle Bells – Whitney Arnold(Banjo) 13. Good King Wenceslas – Mack Price (Nylon guitar) 14. Silent Night – Tom Faulkner (Nylon & Slide guitar) 15. Little Drummer Boy – Kevin Afflack (Acoustic Guitar, bouzouki, dobro, bass) 16. Auld Land Syne – Dave Powell(Harp guitar)