• Antti Martikainen


About Me

I'm an independent composer from Finland and the owner of Northland Sound. I compose and produce epic hybrid soundtrack music mixed with ethnic, folk, medieval, electronic and metal elements in my home studio. My music is usually very melodic, rhythmic and simple yet very diverse. My songs are built around strong and massive melody lines and motifs. It's a perfect match with various types of video games, preformances and movies...and just for casual listening.

Take a short listen below.

Hey, listen!

Enjoy some of my songs for a minute...or for days. I've published over ten hours of music over past two years. You can find me and listen to my music on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, Facebook ...and every other place in the internet.


So, you want to use my music in your awesome project? You'll need a license. I only give free licenses in special occasions. You can buy a license from me directly. The license price depend very much on the size of your project. The cheapest licenses per song start from $50 USD (very low-budget and small-scale projects such as performances or small Youtube channel videos). The more expensive licenses also include a possibility to edit or even remake the licensed songs to fit into your project better. I will only provide non-exclusive licenses for existing songs.

To license music from the 'Land of the Brave' album, please contact Colossal Trailer Music.

You can get more details by contacting me. Remember to provide:
-Title of the song you want to get a license for
-Production or project name
-Transmission date / Release date
-Duration you require music for
-Media you wish to license the music to (games/ TV / radio / internet / cinema)
-Production budget and/or music budget


Need a customized soundtrack to make your project even more unique? Or maybe some tailored sound effects for your game? For music composing and production, I'm charging per minute basis and the price depends on the project budget, the amount of music needed and complexity of the songs. For sound design, I charge per sound effect basis. I also have a lot of experience with the game engines (Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4) and programming, so I can also integrate and test the music tracks and sound effects in the game by myself.

A couple of friendly tips: I'm not able to do everything. I'm a composer with a distinct style. If you want the music to sound just like Skyrim then you should ask Jeremy Soule to make your music, not me. I'm not working for free so please don't bother me with freebie requests.

You can get more details by contacting me. Remember to provide:
-Amount of music (amount of songs and approximation in minutes) or sound effects needed
-Production or project name and type(ie. game, trailer, movie...)
-Description about the musical style(s) needed along with possible reference material
-If a game project: description of any interactive/adaptive features needed for the soundtrack
-Do you need an exclusive or non-exclusive license? Do you need selling rights for the music?
-Production budget and/or music/sound design budget


Here's my albums. Click on the album to get a listen!



If you have a question, please read through this section and save yourself and me some trouble before sending me a message.

Q: Can you make me a song for free?

A: No.

Q: Can I use your music for free?

A: No.

Q: Can I use your music for free? Pretty please please pleeease I'll credit u and tell all my friends about it and u will get tonz of views and---

A: No. See the licensing section.

Q: What about non-profit projects?

A: I used give free permissions for non-profit projects, but currently Teosto monitors all the music usage so I can't give you any permissions. However, the licenses are very cheap for small-scale usage. Check your local PRO.

Q: Is there a possibility to buy your music on CD or DVD or vinyl?

A: No. It would require extra investments on the booklets etc. so I'm currently not thinking about it. You can download an album and burn it on a CD, that's pretty much the same but cheaper.

Q: Je voudrais me permettre d'utiliser la musique...

A: I don't speak foreign. Don't send me messages in French or Spanish or Swedish. Only in English or Finnish.

Q: Can you make a tutorial about composing?

A: It would require a lot of work and time and I preferably use the time to make more music. So no, not at the moment.

A lot of people have also asked me to teach them "how to make music". It has taken me around 15 years of trying out, experimenting and failing by myself until I've reached this level. I don't have resources or time to be your teacher. No one can teach you to become productive or creative. Don't think that it's an easy road to become a composer. It will take years or tens of years, so forget about the money and fame, pick up an instrument and start practising.

Q: Can you give me some hints about composing with virtual instruments?

A: You'll need a lot of money to buy yourself a good set of libraries to work with. The libraries I own cost anywhere from $5 to $600 a piece. Free instruments are usually shit. You can't substitute bad instruments for composing or mixing skills. I only have experience with FL studio DAW so I don't know about Pro Tools or Ableton or Cubase. But I have understood that FL studio is best for people like me who don't use midi keyboards nor record any audio. For beginners, a good and cheap all-round library is probably EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Gold, or if you want more variety, buy a Complete Composer's Collection.

Q: Can you give me sheet music of your songs?

A: No, but I have some midi files available here.

Q: Are you educated in music?

A: No, I have learned everything by myself, and so can you!

Q: Do you play any instrument?

A: I used to try and play the guitar when I was younger but nowadays I'm doing everything on the computer.

Now, if you didn't get your answer from this section, send me a message below!


You can contact me by filling the following form. If your matter concerns licensing or commissioning, please check out the respective sections on this page for more information. You can also contact me directly to contact[at]anttimartikainen.com

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