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.



Enjoy some of my songs for a minute...or for days. I've composed and published over 36 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.




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


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. The minimum starting fee per project is 2000 euros. 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



Here's a list of some of my most used software.


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

Q: My Youtube video was claimed by "Audiam" or "Interstreet Recordings". Help!

A: Your videos will get claimed if you use my music. If you have a license or a permission to use my music on a monetized or commercial video, send me a message with the link to the video and I'll remove the claim. You can also purchase a license or just keep the claim. The claim doesn't affect your Youtube channel in any way, it's just for monetization purposes.

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 on Bandcamp.

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.

Q: Are you going to do live concerts?

A: No. It would be incredibly costly to hire a full orchestra and solo instrumentalists to play my music. I'd need name recognition on par with Hans Zimmer to make it profitable. Much of my music isn't actually playable with real folk instruments anyway, only with virtual instruments.


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

1 week ago

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Edenfall ... See MoreSee Less
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Neogenesis ... See MoreSee Less
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Maverick ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Sonic Savior ... See MoreSee Less
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Sonic Savior artwork artwork by Kerem Beyit. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Cure for Weakness ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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'Sonic Savior' was released today! Check it out:Spotify: tinyurl.com/sonic-savior-spotifyApple: tinyurl.com/sonic-savior-appleAmazon: tinyurl.com/sonic-savior-amazonYoutube: tinyurl.com/sonic-savior-youtubeBandcamp: tinyurl.com/sonic-savior-bandcamp'Sonic Savior' is a melodic-symphonic-industrial metal album with 12 tracks and 79 minutes worth of music.Tracklist:1. Edenfall (6.49)2. Maverick (6.12)3. The Cure for Weakness (7.30)4. Neogenesis (6.35)5. Sonic Savior (5.53)6. Etherity (6.32)7. World of Hurt (4.24)8. Ascension Gate (7.31)9. Iconoclast (5.27)10. Limitless (6.03)11. Quantum Exodus (6.11)12. Ashes of Decadence (9.40)Composed, arranged, mixed and mastered by Antti MartikainenAdditional guitar, bass and drum mixing by Simone Mularoni (Domination Studio)Guest performances:Mikko Salovaara: lead guitars and additional guitar solo composingFrancesco Mattei: rhythm and clean guitarsMarco Gnoatto: keyboards and additional keyboard solo composing ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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'Sonic Savior' is finally releasing on 28th of this month. It's been the longest project for me thus far, it's been mixed and polished multiple times and the quality leap compared to previous albums is pretty big. I ended up hiring a mixer for the drums and guitars and that prolonged the album even more.If you haven't red the previous updates about 'Sonic Savior', it's a symphonic industrial melodic metal album. The closest influences were In Flames, Children of Bodom and Symphony X. The lead guitars have been recorded by Mikko Salovaara, I known Finnish guitarist from bands such as Kiuas. Rhythm and clean guitars were played by Francesco Mattei and keyboard solos by Marco Gnoatto.Here's the tracklist for the album. Total length is 79 minutes.1. Edenfall (6:49)2. Maverick (6:12)3. The Cure for Weakness (7:30)4. Neogenesis (6:35)5. Sonic Savior (5:53)6. Etherity (6:32)7. World of Hurt (4:24)8. Ascension Gate (7:31)9. Iconoclast (5:27)10. Limitless (6:03)11. Quantum Exodus (6:11)12. Ashes of Decadence (9:40)Take a listen to four tracks here:soundcloud.com/anttimartikainen/sets/sonic-savior ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Here's a cool looking game. I wonder who's responsible for the soundtrack...youtu.be/1_iUAA8N6kU ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Here's some new artwork by Kerem Beyit for the upcoming album 'Sonic Savior'. You'll have to wait the final album still for a few months but there will be some awesome guests so it will be worth it! I've already started working on another album and hopefully it won't that long to finish and release that one. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

Antti Martikainen
The last of 'The Heart of Avalon' videos, 'White Riding Warrior'. Some amazing vocals from Francesca Lilac Genco and instruments by Ian Fontova and Rick Curran. You also may have heard an earlier and shorter version of this on the game 'Boreal Blade'.youtu.be/5mvgKT4GQHs ... See MoreSee Less
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