Leading news provider CNN HLN tackles the top stories at 6 PM EST daily with ''Prime News,'' where host Mike Galanos is known for sparking debate on compelling headlines. The network stayed true to the powerful sonic brand that it's been cultivating for the show since 2005, by teaming once again with Stephen Arnold Music to develop a new high-energy theme and music package. The Project: ''Prime News'' called on the leaders in sonic branding and original music to develop the third generation of the show's memorable theme, assuring that their instantly recognizable music logo would continue to anchor its brand and resonate with viewers. Stephen Arnold Music first developed a theme for ''Prime News'' in 2005, marking it with a punchy three-note mnemonic. The latest theme and package of opens, bumps and transitional elements feed off vibrant, fast-moving graphics that set the tone for ''Prime News.'' Stephen Arnold Music created an equally active theme where vigorous sound design and driving drums/percussion propel the viewer directly towards the day's top headlines. Balancing Act: ''The approach to the rhythms was a true balancing act,'' says Stephen Arnold, President of Stephen Arnold Music. ''They needed energy and confidence without being overly dramatic, since this is a show that airs daily with a wide variety of subject matter. The result is an open that grabs attention without being overwhelming, so that it can work well with any type of storyline.'' Following other high-functioning compositions for CNN, including ''Inside Africa,'' ''I-Desk'' and ''Morning Express with Robin Meade,'' Stephen Arnold Music and the elite news network are clearly in a groove. ''A great sonic brand forms a cornerstone for the overall brand, even as it continually evolves,'' Arnold says. ''We gave 'Prime News' a sound that would be instantly recognizable, but would also stand the test of time. CNN HLN is staying the course, and it's paying off: The latest generation of their sonic brand will continue to reinforce it's effectiveness with viewers, so that audiences nationwide know exactly what to expect when they hear these three notes.''