About Me


I'm an independent composer, producer and entrepreneur from Finland. I compose and produce mostly epic soundtrack music mixed with ethnic, folk, medieval, electronic and metal elements in my home studio. My songs are usually very melodic, strongly harmonic, rhythmic and simple yet very diverse. I aim to compose strong motifs, memorable melodies, epic structures and to offer my listeners and clients unique experiences. My music is a perfect match with various types of video games, trailers, performances, commercials and movies...and just for casual listening.

Hey, listen!


Enjoy some of my songs for a minute...or for days. I've composed and published over 25 hours of music since I published my first album in 2013. You can find me and listen to my music on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, Facebook ...and every other place in the internet.


Licenses


So, you want to use my music in your awesome project? You can use my music freely for non-commercial and non-profit personal and school projects. For commercial projects 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 euros (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.

You can use my music in Youtube videos for free. However, they will get claimed and monetized by AdRev (this will not affect your channel in any way). You can remove the claims by buying a license.

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

You can get more details by contacting me. Remember to provide:
-Title(s) of the song(s) you want to get a license for
-Production or project name
-Transmission date / Release date
-Production budget and/or music budget

Commissions


Need a customized soundtrack to make your project even more unique? 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 required compositions.

You can get more details by contacting me. Remember to provide:
-Amount of music (amount of songs and approximation in minutes)
-Production or project name and type
-Description about the musical style(s) needed
-Do you need an exclusive or non-exclusive license? Do you need selling rights for the music?
-Production budget and/or music budget
-Deadlines

Projects




Original albums

Click on the album to get a listen!



Games

Here are some video game projects I've been working on

Software


FAQ


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: See the licensing section

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

A: There are limited edition CD campaigns available for selected albums (nothing at this moment). Working on physical releases are very time-consuming and the time is away from more important things (ie. composing). I have to invest additional money in artworks, design and manufacture the physical releases and also mail the albums to every single one who wants them. I'm not a record label so I can't just have someone else do it. When the CD editions are sold out, they're sold out, so if you really want them, be on the lookout on my Facebook and Youtube pages for any news.

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

A: I don't speak foreign. Please 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 (virtual) 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 $1000 a piece. Free instruments are usually shit. You can't substitute bad instruments for composing or mixing skills (and vice versa). 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 a very good software for composing and 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, and for more deep-sampled and quality instruments, Hollywood Orchestra.

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!

Contact


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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