Election themes don’t get much better than this. Michael Karp composed this theme for the 2004 presidential election on NBC. Since then it has become a staple of NBC’s election coverage. While a new theme was composed in 2010, Karp’s music remained in use on MSNBC. In 2018 the beloved theme once again became the main theme for coverage on NBC.
Network News Music is a website by Victor Vlam, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of news music. 1,876 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds. News music is rarely heard without voice-overs or fade outs to commercial, yet it leaves an impact on many people. Founded in 2002, this site is a museum for TV news themes past and present.
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The 2004 NBC News election theme debuted after the formation of NBCUniversal.