News Music Search Archive 4+

News music from across America

News Music Search Archive

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 15 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 in 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 1.4.1

- Certain themes now contain a track log so you can see the name of the theme and the version the theme is from (if applicable); the entire track log can be accessed within the music player to jump to a specific timecode within the theme
- Filter a Composer's package list by whether the package was originally used internationally
- The "Themes: Related" section now contains a list of signatures/motifs from the same composer that have been reworked into new packages
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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!

STLwx ,

If you are a TV News fanatic, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD

Wow, the App is BETTER than the website. Very impressed by the familiarity regarding the layout of the app in relation to the website…

It’s AMAZING that it’s a free app considering the depth of this news music catalog. There is nothing like this App.

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!

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