About me

Welcome! I'm Antti Martikainen an independent composer, producer and entrepreneur from Finland. I also run Omniscore, a music label that features other talented composers and producers. 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.

News

  • New remake singles
    I just released two new remake singles on Spotify: ‘Legendary’ from 2017’s album ‘The Sound of Courage’ and ‘One Against the World’ from 2016’s album .. [Read more]
  • Omniscore project revealed and new album released!
    New album ‘Crimson Saga’ is out now! This album is the first of release by Omniscore, a collaborative project of mine. The album has Ian Fontova as the featured collaborator and it .. [Read more]
  • ‘Wanderlust’ out now!
    A new album ‘Wanderlust’ was released today! The album includes 12 exciting and uplifting fantasy adventure tracks. Buy and stream here! https://youtu.be/TaKtlANDPlM.. [Read more]

Listen

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.

 

Merch

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Music usage

For YOUTUBE users: You can use my music without asking for permission, however a ContentID system will claim and monetize your video. This is not a copyright strike or warning, it's a claim that uses advertisements in your video to get ad revenue for me. If you want to declaim your video and control the monetization yourself, you'll need to pay a license fee which depends on your channel size. If you're an US citizen you can also use Creator Music to purchase a license for a song directly.

For TWITCH users: You can use my music without permission but I can't control copyright issues on the platform.

NON-COMMERCIAL and NON-PROFIT usage: You can use my music freely for non-commercial and non-profit personal projects, such as school projects and video game mods without asking for permission. If you get funding from any organization or government, the project is not regarded as non-profit and you'll need to buy a license.

For commercial projects you can buy a license from me directly. The license price depends very much on the size of your project. The more expensive licenses also include a possibility to edit or even remake the licensed songs to fit into your project better. For example, I can cut, remix and loop the licensed song to fit in your video game. I will only provide non-exclusive licenses for existing songs.

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 the following information:
-Title(s) of the song(s) you want to get a license for
-Production or project name
-Production type (video game, film, TV, trailer, performance etc.)
-Production budget and/or music budget
-Do you need the song remixed for your project?

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.
The minimum starting fee per project is 2000 euros. The composition and production quote includes only virtual instruments and real instrumental recordings are provided with additional cost. You can get more details by contacting me. The following info is required for me to calculate the time and cost for your project:

-Amount of music: Number of songs and approximation in minutes
-Usage: Video game, TV, film, trailer, performance, online, corporate etc.
-Musical complexity (from less expensive to more expensive): 1) Simple orchestra (not more than ten instruments), 2) folk instrumentation, 3) full orchestra, choir and percussion, 4) symphonic, synth or folk metal, 5) full orchestra with complex hybrid and synth layers and effects
-Rights: Do you need an exclusive or non-exclusive license? Do you need selling rights for the music?
-Production budget and/or music budget
-Project name
-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: 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 20 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 practicing.

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 useless. 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: Do you have sheet music, midi files or tablatures?

A: My supporters at Patreon get monthly scores, including sheet music, tablatures and midi files. Also, Carmina Gloria Deluxe edition has Musescore project files for each song on the album.

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.

 

Consider supporting me at Patreon if you want to get your burning questions answered in depth. Unfortunately I don't have time to do that for emails.

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

3 weeks ago

Antti Martikainen
Hi! I'm a bit late here because I was on a vacation. Anyways, a new collaborative album by me and the very talented Raphaël Hinojosa was released recently. 'Fablebound' is an orchestral fantasy album with light-hearted adventure compositions for RPG's, TTRPG's, action adventure games, fantasy platformers and background music.Buy or stream the album:Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/3qEiQOwat6asbPMLLEa5FQYoutube Music: music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mbxeDqAnsapQq7LM2qwe3CPkeYTlGyUpgAmazon: amazon.com/music/player/albums/B0D6X9965FBandcamp: sonorium.bandcamp.comFollow Sonorium (our new collaborative project):songwhip.com/sonoriumsonorium.bandcamp.com/10 track album ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Me and STFUR released a new collaboration project and album! 'Alatyr' is a 20-piece and 90-minute long Slavic and Eastern European epic folk album with authentic traditional instrumentation, unique vocal styles, dark mythological themes and epic orchestrations. This album contains lyrics in a fictional Slavic language. For the fans of instrumental music the special instrumental edition with bonus tracks will be released in two weeks!Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/6oU5vDebmpDhWmZWGm49v9Bandcamp: runecraft.bandcamp.com/album/alatyrYoutube Music: music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nrZlx9AW-XNUwzGebFmYZWyQJvR_mx6ok20 track album ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

Antti Martikainen
We released a new demon-slaying metal and industrial ambient album in collaboration with Sebastian R Avila! Check it out! 👉https://songwhip.com/audioscourge/hellgrindThe new (pseudo)artist name for these kinds of dark metal and industrial projects is Audioscourge and there will be new artists for different genres upon new album releases. This makes it easier to differentiate projects in different genres instead of clumping all albums under 'Omniscore' banner. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

Antti Martikainen
'Legendary' remake is now available on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/1RGG3LvPjKZv5ySTzIa0CQDigital download exclusively on Patreon: www.patreon.com/anttimartikainen ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Woods of Anam - Ian Fontova [Epic Celtic Fantasy Music] ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Here's your chance to have an influence on the next album! I've released a bunch of playlists of my music that pretty well cover all the styles and genres of music I've composed. Adding these playlists to your favorites on Spotify increases their visibility in searches and helps me a lot. As a bonus incentive I'll prioritize making the next album in the style/genre that gets most likes until the end of the year! So pick your favorite if you want to me to make an album in that genre - or like them all if you just generally want me to succeed :) And tell your friends as well.You can see the playlists on the bottom of my Spotify artist page:open.spotify.com/artist/5GETpZjqNPFTHpVOousGeoHere's also links to each playlist:Battle music: open.spotify.com/playlist/7G6B1PFpoFsiso8LzjjqbRFolk metal: open.spotify.com/playlist/5L0nvuRUxG2QQQnS7Zs5JxCeltic music: open.spotify.com/playlist/0XRigPj6bhva9908KyzAxMEthnic music: open.spotify.com/playlist/3YL9mpeL6BE2UPDxXrHuDoFantasy music: open.spotify.com/playlist/40p9dvRLJxdbhjmfwhLAYIViking music: open.spotify.com/playlist/12ZGvnmvLuiqemjwtGNuIIPirate music: open.spotify.com/playlist/6kub4Ee9g4uRd8OqHuS7ESHybrid music: open.spotify.com/playlist/70VNE6rtARf1lSoGNeF3qkOrchestral adventure music: open.spotify.com/playlist/3qTi2imuNUmfVFAgCPMDwYSpace and sci-fi music: open.spotify.com/playlist/2ytUxal1MVO0ebHqetOXu7Medieval music: open.spotify.com/playlist/1XJX6KPAS9g6Ncj5mTYG5qSymphonic metal: open.spotify.com/playlist/6he6WJ5T48CpGPnWuHXTOA ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Looking for appropriate music to pillage pirate ships with? Here's a playlist for you. 31 tracks and over 3 hours of pirate plundering music by yours truly: open.spotify.com/playlist/6kub4Ee9g4uRd8OqHuS7ES?si=b61b4e25ab644f22☠ Epic Pirate Plunders ☠ · Playlist · 31 songs · 1 likes ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Check out and save this playlist if you like some of my more ethnic and exotic sounding stuff like Chinese, Middle-Eastern, Western, Spanish and Slavic music.open.spotify.com/playlist/3YL9mpeL6BE2UPDxXrHuDo?si=fd38c65f71554e19Epic World · Playlist · 22 songs · 1 likes ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Antti Martikainen
'Novum Extended Edition' is now publicly available only on Bandcamp! It includes various alternative versions of the originals, demos and a few unreleased songs.49 track album ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Antti Martikainen
Feeling like rushing into battle with only a kilt on and a sword in hand? This 5 hour playlist consisting of my Celtic battle music might be for you:open.spotify.com/playlist/0XRigPj6bhva9908KyzAxM?si=ytRsGu6bR62ltvrVuQKbOwCeltic Warlords · Playlist · 43 songs ... See MoreSee Less
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