Dallas, TX (April 18, 2011)–Celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky new HLN show, Dr. Drew, just premiered with a theme and variations created by Stephen Arnold Music.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is back on the airwaves with an eponymous show airing weeknights on HLN at 9 p.m. EST. HLN and parent network CNN needed an edgy, youthful theme for “Dr. Drew,” the addiction specialist who made his name with Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sober House on VH1, as well as the national radio show, Loveline. Scoring to the show’s animated open, Stephen Arnold Music built a signature score with catchy guitar hooks, driving rock drums, live bass and subtle sound design.
In addition to the opening theme, Stephen Arnold Music also composed multiple variations–somber, upbeat, edgy and medium–to reflect a particular segment’s content, including quick hits for bumpers and transitions. Electric guitars, bass and drums were all recorded live at Stephen Arnold Music’s studios in Dallas.
After collaborating with HLN on a number of show packages including Prime News, Showbiz Tonight and Morning Express with Robin Meade, Stephen Arnold Music was in a groove with the network’s sound and younger demographic.
“The HLN sonic brand is about setting a quick, upbeat pace for its shows,” notes Stephen Arnold, president of Stephen Arnold Music. “Dr. Drew is a trusted personality, especially among the young audience that’s dealing regularly with the issues he takes on. The charged, memorable guitar hooks of this theme are a perfect fit with the host, his viewers and HLN.”
Stephen Arnold Music