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.

Listen

Enjoy some of my songs for a minute...or for days. I've composed and published over 30 hours of music since I composed 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.

 

News

  • ‘Boreal Blade’ soundtrack
    I composed a viking-themed soundtrack for a new video game Boreal Blade, by Frozenbyte. It’s out on Nintendo Switch and later this year on Steam. You can listen to the soundtrack on Youtube:.. [Read more]
  • A new double album pre-order – ‘The Heart of Avalon’
    I will be releasing a new double album in November. It’s titled ‘The Heart of Avalon’ and it consists of two volumes. The total duration is around 160 minutes and there are 25 tracks. The shortest track is just a bit over three minutes long while the longest track is almost 16 minutes. Thematically it’s loosely following the Arthurian legend and the music is mainly Celtic, medieval, fantasy and epic orchestral. There are dozens of performers on every track, performing .. [Read more]
  • New Sabaton album with my arrangements
    The upcoming Sabaton release “The Great War” will include a special soundtrack edition with epic orchestral versions, arranged by me from the original album tracks. The Great Box edition is correct one to go for if you want to listen to my arrangements. You can pre-order the box here. There’s only a very limited edition available so make sure you get yours or you could miss out on the greatness! Check out their new single, “Fields of Verdun“, with snippets of the .. [Read more]

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.

My minimum fee per project is 2000 euros.

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

Software

 

Here's a list of some of my most used 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 (at the moment for The Heart of Avalon). 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