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Steve Karmen (born January 31, 1937, Bronx, New York) is a composer, most famous for several jingles. Among his better known works are the New York State song, "I Love New York", the jingle Here Comes the King, the Exxon Song (1976), and Wrigley Spearmint Gum / Carry The Big Fresh Flavor (1973). He also composed several music scores for motion pictures during the 1960s, and performed briefly as a Calypso singer, achieving some recognition in Trinidad during that time.

Steve was unique among jingle writers. Unlike other composers, who were paid a flat price for their jingles, Steve was the only one of his peers to receive royalties every time one of his jingles was performed on TV or Radio. His informal industry title "The King of Jingles" may have been given to him because of this extraordinary business ability to retain publishing rights.

He was born into a conservative family. His father was from Russia. Karmen grew up with Bobby Darin, and played with him in a band in the 1950s. They met while they were at the Bronx High School of Science. He played saxophone and guitar.

Karmen is the recipient of 16 Clio Awards.

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Total Books: 5
Who Killed the Jingle How a Unique American Art Form Disappeared
2005 - Who Killed the Jingle How a Unique American Art Form Disappeared (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780634066566
ISBN-10: 0634066560
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Me and Bobby D A Memoir - Softcover Edition
2004 - Me and Bobby D a Memoir - Softcover Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780634080265
ISBN-10: 0634080261
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Me and Bobby D A Memoir
2003 - Me and Bobby D a Memoir (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780634048760
ISBN-10: 0634048767
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Through the Jingle Jungle The Art and Business of Making Music for Commercials
1989 - Through the Jingle Jungle the Art and Business of Making Music for Commercials (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823077076
ISBN-10: 0823077071
Genres: Business & Money, Humor & Entertainment
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The Jingle Man Radio and TV's Best-known Jingles PianoVocal Edition