Stephen Arnold Music

The Most Heard, Least Known Composers In America

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.  Keynote addresses by film score heavyweight Harry Gregson-Williams and Musician/Tech/Social hot shot D.A. Wallach?  Check.  Panels featuring the top copyright and music lawyers in the country?  Check.  How about discussions and Q&A’s from top film trailer music supervisors, technology firms and creative processes?  Oh, yeah!

But we weren’t satisfied with just attending – we had to wine and dine some clients and LA based artists as well. We checked in on our good friend Tom Freund, Premier Tracks (available NOW in the Vault!), hip hop producer and Vault artist Anno Domini, to name just a few. And we just had to see the new post production suites used by the UFC, (they’re killer, by the way)

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The two-day event culminated in the Mark Awards, which recognized the industry’s best music and productions. Of course, The Vault by Stephen Arnold Music took top honors of the night for “Best Use of Music in an On-Air Promotion.”  It features the track Party Noise Bulla from our Song Zu catalog, and was selected to roll out FOX’s hit show “Rosewood.”  Check out the spot here:

Everywhere I Go – Giveaway Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our “Everywhere I Go” Guitar (and Uke) Giveaway.

The Oscar Schmidt Koa Wood Ukulele goes to Brad Klukow of KAAL-TV.  Next is Katharyn Devile of KLTV-TV, winner of the Martin Koa Wood Acoustic Guitar.  And finally, taking home the Gretsch 5420 Hollow Body Electric is Michael Nurse of WKBW-TV!

Thanks so much for entering, everyone, and congrats to our winners!

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.”

1) First prize: Get your inner rockabilly on with this spectacular orange Gretsch 5420 Electromatic guitar.
2) Next up: A stunning Martin Koa Wood Acoustic/Electric guitar. Amaze your friends with your James Taylor covers!
3) Lastly: It seems EVERYONE is strumming a uke these days, so third place is an Oscar Schmidt Koa Wood Baritone Ukulele. You’ll be the hit of the campfire!


To enter, just listen to the demo of our brand-new multiplatform/social image package: “Everywhere I Go,” and leave a comment below. We’ll print out all the comments, and draw three of them at random from our famous mystery fishbowl. Those three lucky winners will each take home one of these spectacular stringed instruments!

View more samples of “Everywhere I Go” here »

Drawing to be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Click here for full contest rules and regulations.

*Note: all comments are moderated and may take up to 24 hours to appear.

Good luck!

We Sell More Than Just Music. We Sell Customer Satisfaction.

People sometimes refer to Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) as the most-heard, least-known composers in America; a small company doing big things; The World Leader in Sonic Branding; etc. But one of the most important – and the one we’re proudest of – is our high degree of customer satisfaction.

“Nice job, guys.  I love working with you!  You get it!” – Blake Russell, Nexstar

“Thanks!  I’ve long said the people at Stephen Arnold Music are great!
You just proved it again!” – Henry Chu, WBKO-TV

At SAM, we really don’t treat companies according to the size of their budget. Here, even if you’re the smallest client – you are still a client. And you will get the VIP treatment – just like everyone else. We answer questions, we call back, and we help you get the most of the music we produce.

“You guys are so wonderful to work with – I just can’t get over it  :)
Thank you.” – Kara McGinn KTVZ-TV

I’ve been working at SAM for 11 years, and it still gives me pride when a new or existing client tells us how much they appreciate what we do for them, and how easy it is to work with Stephen Arnold Music.

“I want to thank everyone at Stephen Arnold Music for working so diligently for me and being so helpful in this process. You guys are awesome!“
– Stephen Woodall, KXII-TV

So if you are a current client and need help with music, sound design or just want to know when our next party is, call us! And if you’re currently not a client, you can call us, too!🙂

Get To Movin’ – And Turn Up The Tunes!

Working out has always been one of my passions and favorite hobbies. Over the last few years, Crossfit has been my go-to workout. It’s challenging, tough, and I love that it’s a form of competition at the same time. And…there’s always music!

Many studies show that music can actually enhance your workout. For example, it can be a good form of distraction. Have you ever been in the middle of a tough workout, or in the middle of a long run, and you just start singing to the music blaring through your headphones to take your mind off of the pain your body is going through? Most of us have. The crazy thing is, it actually works! The better “sing-a-long factor” the music has, the more it will take your mind away from other things. It’s also been proven that when music is faster, our brains have more to process. Which means the music literally can take your mind to another place, while your body keeps pushing forward!

Music can also put you “in the zone.” We associate different songs with different memories – often relating to the context in which we initially heard them. Think of the movie “Rocky.” When you hear “Eye of the Tiger,” doesn’t it pump you up a little? Motivate you? Get you moving? Certain songs can boost your motivation. That’s another reason why that “Running Mix” playlist is so important— so you’d better choose wisely!

Music also plays an important part in setting our mood. How many times have you felt exhausted after a day of work – and the last thing you want to do is exercise? Too many to count, I’m sure! Studies show that music can get you out of the “funk” of a day’s work. When we listen to music, it allows us to escape the present, think about who we want to be – even empower us! No matter what happened that last hour at the office, turning up the radio the second you get into your car could help you rid the negativity and change your focus. Maybe the music on the radio will even motivate you to take that exit to the gym!

It’s pretty cool to think about how music can play such an important role in our minds and overall health. So, note to self: Get to movin’ – and turn up those tunes!