In The Media

Recording “Our Planet” for BBC Blue Peter’s COP 26 Animation Competition Winner



The soundtrack of this beautiful Aardman climate-action animation was composed, arranged, produced and mixed by David Arnold Music, set to a text by Blue Peter competition-winner Delphine.



Watch behind-the-scenes footage from the recording session at the BBC studios in Cardiff below, beginning at 2’46”




Recording the socially-distanced BBC NOW musicians for Children in Need 2020



The Times 2020

LBC Jingles that are “worthy of the entrance of Olivier’s Henry 5th



Daily Telegraph BBC Proms 2019

“David Arnold’s instrumental arrangement of “Something” explored depths that other renditions simply glided over



David Arnold creates new imaging for Jazz FM


David Arnold Music has created a new jingle package for Jazz FM as the station celebrates its 30th anniversary.

For more information, click here



2019 Interview with David Arnold on the Radio Moments Podcast




Recording James Horner’s “José’s Martyrdom” with the RLPO






Working with the Allegri Quartet at Angel studios




Recording the Classic FM Christmas jingle in Budapest

 David Arnold conducts the new 2015 Classic FM Christmas Jingle in Budapest



Recording for NRK Klassisk (Norway)




David Arnold Talks to Classic FM about writing their trademark jingle


What makes a great radio jingle? Classic FM have got it figured out, thanks to composer David Arnold, who wrote the original tune, which has been recorded more than 200 times by top classical artists.

In this interview Tim Lihoreau reminisced with composer David Arnold about his compositions and links with commercial radio, which resulted in Classic FM’s trademark jingle tune.

It’s success is all thanks to the melody. This memorable tune has been recorded by top classical artists like the Swingle Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryn Terfel and Lesley Garrett, among others.
“It’s stayed there for 20 years, so it must be quite a good tune!” says David.

To read The Radio Magazine‘s interview with David Arnold, click here.



New York Radio Festival Awards

David Arnold Music have been recognised twice by the New York Radio Festival Awards for their Station Imaging package for Classic FM:

Finalist Certificate – Promotion Spots, Opens & IDs (United Kingdom) – 2014


Gold Radio Winner – Best Classical Format (United Kingdon) – 2013



Radio Academy Award 2013 – Best Station Imaging for Classic FM

Following on from their Sony Awards success earlier in the year, David Arnold Music win another award for Classic FM – this time it’s the prestigious Arqiva Radio Academy Award for Best Station Imaging.
Judges comments:

“Classic FM’s imaging radiates quality and timelessness, with the refreshed jingle package being cleverly reinterpreted providing the backbone to the station sound, across a wide range of classical music programming. This, combined with an effortless production style, ensures Classic FM’s imaging blends beautifully with both presenters and music on the station.”

David Arnold Music has been supplying iconic radio imaging to Classic FM for over 20 years, and the instantly recognisable theme has been recorded over 200 times, in various forms.



Classic FM & David Arnold Music win ‘Brand of the Year’ at Sony Radio Academy Awards 2013

Picture: David (second from top right) during the celebrations at the Sony Radio Academy Awards this year as Classic FM accepted the prestigious “Brand of the Year” award 2013.



LBC – New Theme by David Arnold Music