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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!
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We look forward to hearing from you!
March 25, 2015Posted by on
We are excited to announce the release of “Waking Up My Day”, our new morning show image campaign: a fully produced, cost-effective marketing package for morning promotions sure to make an emotional connection with viewers.
The heart of this market exclusive campaign is a vibrant morning anthem, chock full of vocal hooks, energetic guitars and big beat. “Waking Up My Day” was created to help grow viewership and generate additional revenue during the crucial morning news slot.
- Fully-Produced Market Exclusive Image Package
- Male and Female Vocal Versions
- 60s/30s/15s/10s & IDs
- Includes Donuts, Tags, and Instrumentals
- Custom Lyrics/Vocals Available upon Request
- Select Video Elements included. Exact video assets still in progress – Available April 10th
Check it out now at stephenarnoldmusic.com/wakingupmyday
Stephen Arnold Music Celebrates a Sweet-Sounding 2014 with Projects for CCTV International, Golf Channel Ryder Cup, Golf Films, ESPN Deportes, CNN and Much More
February 18, 2015Posted by on
The Leaders in Sonic Branding Have Momentum Heading into 2015 with Diversifying Portfolio, Plus Successful Launch of Sam2 Media Artists
DALLAS – January 20, 2015: Stephen Arnold Music (www.stephenarnoldmusic.com) comes into 2015 with plenty of momentum, following a prolific year packed with high-profile projects and successful new business initiatives.
“The media and brand universe is evolving faster than ever,” says Stephen Arnold, President of Stephen Arnold Music. “Important developments in the way content is distributed and experienced are constantly presenting fresh challenges to creators. We’re providing an expanding range of solutions designed to keep our clients ahead of the curve, and memorably connected to their audience.”
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Highlights of 2014 include:
Stephen Arnold Music was tasked with creating a sonic brand and comprehensive music package that would be shared between the five CCTV International Channels – Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish — all while taking into account the individual channel regions, cultures, and target audiences. It proved to be a planet-spanning project as epically challenging as it was rewarding.
Golf Channel Ryder Cup
Golf is a sport of deep tradition, but the broadcasting of this historic pastime is experiencing big changes: Golf Channel broadcast the Friday matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup for its first-time ever live coverage of the event. The music that set the stage for this classic competition is evolving as well, driven by unforgettable new themes from Stephen Arnold Music.
Stephen Arnold Music created an iconic theme to brand “Golf Films” – original content, documentary films and programming created by Golf Channel. The piece features live orchestration and players from the Dallas and Fort Worth symphony orchestras.
ESPN Deportes – UEFA Euro
World excitement about championship soccer has never been more extreme, with tournaments across the globe drawing its largest viewing audiences yet. The reverence the sport inspires was perfectly encapsulated in a rivetingly different upfront for ESPN Deportes that was scored by The Vault, the Anti-Library from Stephen Arnold Music
A new addition to the CNN nightly lineup, “CNN Tonight,” launched with a complete music package from Stephen Arnold Music. The Leaders in Sonic Branding provided a strong, contemporary package for the program, which airs weeknights on CNN.
CNN International – World Sport
CNN International’s long-running flagship sports show, World Sport, needed an updated music theme to go with a new graphic look. Building on the sonic brand and package originally created by Stephen Arnold Music, a new show theme was created to complement the new, sleeker graphic look and capture the excitement and passion of sports fans the world over.
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World Fishing Network
World Fishing Network launched its first-ever brand redesign since going live in 2005, with a powerful new sound to match its viewers’ passion. Their theme is now a driving, raw rock performance created by Stephen Arnold Music, which used amped guitars, bass, and live drums to bolster World Fishing Network’s new look and feel. The new theme, which strives for authenticity, rawness, and strong rock and blues roots, is part of a brand update that underscores the network’s mission: delivering diverse and engaging content to fishing enthusiasts.
The Launch of Sam2 Media Artists
Sam2 Media Artists, a joint venture between Stephen Arnold Music and Gordon Smith Creative, launched. Sam2 Media Artists is a dynamic new one-stop shop that offers clients both media strategy and marketing services, providing broadcasters of all sizes with an innovative approach to marketing strategies, media planning and sonic branding.
Sam2 “Journey” Documentary Special
An amazing piece of American history will come to light for the first time when Black History Month arrives in February, 2015. That’s when local TV stations nationwide will have the opportunity to present “The Journey – 450 Years of the African-American Experience”, a fascinating new documentary special. Produced by Mummycat Productions and Sam2, a division of Stephen Arnold Music, “Journey” reveals the never-before-told true story about the role that free blacks played in the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States. Interviews with experts and vivid imagery combine in “Journey” to explain how the first African Americans reached the new world long before the founding of Jamestown – not as slaves but as free men.
May 19, 2014Posted by on
Happy Monday everyone!
It’s another gorgeous Spring day here in New York and, after lounging in Central Park most of the weekend, I’m so thankful that I won’t have to leave the city for this year’s PromaxDBA: The Conference!
Stephen, Chad, and Lyndsey will all be joining me in NYC for the June 10-12th conference. I moseyed over to the Hilton Midtown last week to check out the venue, and I think we’re going to have another great convergence of creative geniuses! And, if you haven’t heard, Stephen and Chad will be giving conference-goers the inside scoop in a session featuring the rebrand and relaunch of CCTV China’s foreign language channels. Stop by the Mercury Room on Thursday at 3:45. Hope everyone’s able to check it out! #WTFuture
And if local creative is your game, keep pushing until the end of May book on Wednesday! Then give us a shout if you’d like to meet up in Vegas! This year we’ll be taking over The Mirage the last week of June for the PromaxBDA Station Summit. And yes, the wrap party Thursday night is a go. Feel free to send us a note to make sure you’re on the invite list and get all the official details.
Whether we’re seeing you in Vegas or NYC be sure to stop by, say hello, and drop your business card in for our drawing for a Tom Petty signed Road Worn Fender Stratocaster!
On a personal note – is it inappropriate to take a baby to Vegas? Nah, didn’t think so. Baby Alanis will be joining us at the roulette table. That’s his game. #STATIONSUMMIT
March 18, 2014Posted by on
Okay, here’s your chance to win one of the coolest guitars from Stephen’s personal collection – his 2007 Dean Chrome and Gold Acoustic-Electric Resonator!
This axe, one of Stephen’s favorites, is more of a hybrid than anything. You have the sound & tone of a true resonator, but the playability and upper neck access of an electric or really great acoustic guitar. It has a magnetic “lipstick” pickup and a piezo electric pickup, which gives you the ability to produce both electric and acoustic tones.
And who knows, master it and become the next Billy Gibbons of Texas’ own ZZ Top (maybe that’s a stretch but he owns one as well!).
All you have to do is:
1) Listen to our four most recent news branding packages, and
2) Comment on which one is your favorite: iNergy, This Is The Place, All About Early, or Canvas
(and feel free to tell us why you liked one more than the others…)
After that, your name will go directly into the hat… and you’ll be instantly eligible for the Dean Resonator — IT’S THAT EASY!
Listen to the packages here and leave a comment below:
This is the Place
All About Early
Click here for contest rules and eligibility requirements.