News Music Search Archive 4+

News music from across America

News Music Search Archive

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings
    • Free



The News Music Search Archive is the best known resource for detailing the history of news music usage on local stations in the United States.

Within the app users can search and review news music usage by station name, market, state, composer, and theme. News themes, news opens, and image campaign songs all can be played within the app.

Learn about how certain music logos have been used on multiple news theme packages spanning decades and appearing all across the country. See how some songs totally unrelated to the news industry ended up being inspiration for a news theme.

Ever wondered what those three or four letters starting with K or W actually stand for? Your station may be explained.

Been curious about that voice announcing the news in your hometown? There may be a name to pair with that voice.

Maybe you have visited another city only to find that a station there looks and sounds like a station at home? There's a section inside that lists station ownership and allows you to see sister stations that may share similarities to your hometown channel.

Download the app today to carry news music history with you wherever you go.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

- Ability to update account details and delete account
- Additional affiliate logos

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

tmanokc ,

I really like it, though one thing would make it better

The app takes from much of the best parts of the NMSA, though I wish it had an autoplay function for music clips similar to how the website’s player automatically activates a clip that the user selects to hear.

Developer Response ,

When you tap a theme, open, or image button, the audio automatically loads in the player. It might take a moment to buffer, but no action is required on the user's part, as the audio should automatically begin playback. Thanks for the 5 stars!

kcrodian ,

NMSA now has an application!

I have been a listener of the News Music Search Archive since 2014 under SouthernMedia ownership. This app takes the features of the website and puts it onto a downloadable state for all users!

jstaylor1981 ,

News Music Search Archive Rocks!!!

I enjoyed listened to Counterpoint by Stephen Arnold since 1992.

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