As an overnight newscast, the tone of World News Now can be more relaxed, casual and lighthearted. This theme, composed by JOEDtracks, reflects that. It was actually not originally composed for ABC’s overnight newscast. It was composed in the early 90’s by Joe DeSanctis of JOEDTracks and was called Blueness. To make it fit as a news theme, they went back to the studio and added some elements, such as a big drum sound at the end and an orchestral sting. Once ABC liked the theme, JOEDTracks composed additional music for the show.
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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