New remix of John Williams’ NBC News theme


The theme that legendary composer John Williams composed for NBC News in the 1980s, has been used by Seven News in Australia for almost the same amount of time. In 1988 Seven Nightly News was launched and Williams’ The Mission made its debut Down Under. There was already a tradition of Australian TV stations taking a cue from American TV. Since 1999 William’s orchestral music has been replaced with contemporary remxixes. The hook that makes the NBC News theme instantly recognizable is still featured prominently but supplemented with electronic beats and rhythms. The latest one, in use since 2016, is now featured on this site. It is produced by Damian De Boos-Smith and Jay Stewart of Sound Planet Australia.

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