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615 MUSIC CREATES NEW THEME FOR 'TODAY SHOW'

June 12, 2006
615 MUSIC CREATES NEW THEME FOR 'TODAY SHOW'

The track was written by Greg Barnhill and Randy Wachtler. 


“NBC’s Frank Radice came up with a great title and had some great creative direction, Greg and I took it from there,” says 615 president/CEO Wachtler. “I wanted a contemporary song with a lyric and melody that sounded more like what’s on the radio today. Greg came up with a great hook, and our team took that ball and ran with it in the arrangement and recording. The singer of ‘It’s a New Day’ is a vocalist named Becki Corcoran, who really just nailed the sound we were looking for.” 


Wachtler has a long history with The Today Show. In 2002, 615 Music developed and produced the theme music for the show’s “Only on Today” campaign, and from 2002-2005, Wachtler wrote the lighthearted music to accompany the popular “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” travel series. In 2005, 615 Music earned a National Daytime Emmy award nomination in the “Outstanding Original Song” category for the tune “Live for Today,” the predecessor theme song from The Today Show.