The Steven Melin Audio Experience

The Steven Melin Audio Experience
Learn to Compose, Build a Business, Serve More People.

{Main Theme} Magnus Quest OST
Aug 20 • 3 min
Main theme composed this morning during the live stream for the upcoming Metroidvania “Magnus Quest” (sequel to “Mage”) by Game Sage Productions. #vgm #metroidvania #magnusquest
{Confliction} Austin Wintory Cover Challenge
Aug 19 • 1 min
Channeling my inner Austin Wintory today with this cover of his main theme from the new soundtrack Erica. Austin recently posted a challenge on Twitter, asking other composers to try and arrange his new theme in their own style. Austin responded to my…
{Rain} Chiptune VGM
Aug 16 • 3 min
Calm chiptune inspired by rain storm.*Pixel Art by @digitallyaesthetic#chiptune #vgm #indiedev #pixelart
{LIVE} Composing Another Boss Battle in the Style of Bloodborne
Aug 14 • 100 min
Client loved the first round and asked for more! Another Boss Battle track in the style of Bloodborne, featuring hurdy gurdy, lute, hammered dulcimer, accordion, & strings! This time, I’m speeding up the tempo and trying out a new approach. Jump to the…
How I Composed a Boss Battle in the Style of Bloodborne
Aug 7 • 24 min
My latest project for a client…including a hurdy gurdy, lute, hammered dulcimer, accordion, & strings! Jump to the good stuff 19:31
{Afternoon Break} Chiptune VGM
Aug 2 • 3 min
Take a break this afternoon with a fresh chiptune. *Pixel Art by @1041uuu #chiptune #vgm #indiedev #pixelart
How I Composed an Anime Rock Theme Song
Jul 30 • 14 min
My latest composing adventure - today with an Anime Rock Theme Song!! ►► Answer the Top 25 Questions Every Composer Asks in 5 Minutes or Less. Free eBook →
More Freelance Jobs with Content Marketing
Jul 29 • 13 min
Want more freelance jobs? Use this content marketing strategy on YouTube, Instagram, Blogs, & Podcasts (or wherever your target audience lives) to land MORE jobs! Whether you’re a musician, artist, editor, writer, or anything in-between, this is for you.…
What is a Film Score and How to Compose Music for One?
Jul 19 • 17 min
What is a Film Score? How do you Compose Music for a Film? Let’s tackle these two questions with my best tips & strategies. ►►Enroll in The Art of Film Scoring course → ►► Answer the Top 25…
{Exhale} Chiptune VGM
Jul 17 • 3 min
New chiptune for those who need to…exhale
How I Composed VGM Level for 2D Blaster in the Style of Mega Man X
Jul 15 • 16 min
Behind-the-scenes tutorial of how I composed VGM for a 2D Blaster level theme in the style of Mega Man X. Lots of synthy & EDM goodness. ►► Answer the Top 25 Questions Every Composer Asks in 5 Minutes or Less. Free eBook →…
How I Composed VGM Demo for 2D Viking Action RPG
Jul 15 • 11 min
My process for how I composed a VGM demo for a 2D Viking Action RPG
{Unchained Will} Chiptune VGM
Jul 14 • 3 min
New chiptune for those who will do whatever it takes to overcome the challenge.
{Distant Dreams} Chiptune VGM
Jul 13 • 3 min
New chiptune for those who feel like their dreams are too far away to grasp.
{Nighttime Metropolis} Chiptune VGM
Jul 13 • 4 min
Night vibes tonight with a new chiptune.
Repeat Clients Are Your Business
Jul 13 • 11 min
Did you know that you only need repeat work from about 5 clients to last an entire career? Here are my best tips for cultivating successful repeat client relationships. ►► Answer the Top 25 Questions Every Composer Asks in 5 Minutes or Less. Free eBook →…
How to Get Paid VGM Work in 2019
Jul 13 • 11 min
►►Download Social Game Dev DM Scripts → ►► Answer the Top 25 Questions Every Composer Asks in 5 Minutes or Less. Free eBook →
Build Your Brand with YouTube, Podcasts, & Books
Mar 14 • 67 min
In this 1 hr masterclass, we cover: PodFest Expo 2019 Overview BUILDING Your BRAND with YouTube, Podcasts, & Books Live Q&A BIG NEWS: Book Launch Team! 🔥 LINKS: ✅ Keyword Magic Tool for YouTube Titles ►… ✅ Hire a…
Crafting Effective Audio in Podcasts
Mar 14 • 26 min
In this episode, we discuss how to craft effective audio in podcasts. Joining us today are audio drama creators Travis Vengroff (Liberty: Critical Research, The White Vault) & Anthony Olivieri (Great and Terrible, 2298) with tons of insights into how to…
Top 5 Mistakes when Selling Music Online
Feb 13 • 12 min
I was a Horrible Composer
Feb 6 • 17 min
Overworked & Overwhelmed
Jan 22 • 6 min
Stuck at Day Job
Jan 16 • 6 min
Work Sucks
Jan 11 • 11 min
Nobody Wants your Music Product
Oct 25, 2018 • 11 min
No Time for Family
Oct 16, 2018 • 10 min
You’re Wasting 80% of your Time
Oct 8, 2018 • 11 min
How Positive Networking will Multiply your Custom Music Business Gigs
Aug 15, 2018 • 5 min
Are you constantly seeking more music gigs? Have you tried traditional, cold “Networking”? Perhaps we need to redefine the concept and unearth the POSITIVE way to network. The result? Your music gigs will MULTIPLY!
The 3 Best Ways to Charge Custom Scoring Clients
Aug 1, 2018 • 10 min
Most composers feel uncomfortable talking about money & rates, but it’s important to charge for what your time is worth! Here are 3 tried-and-true methods for getting past the barriers of rate discussions when charging for custom music!
3 Tips to Prepare for a Film Spotting Session
Jun 5, 2018 • 7 min
If you’re a film composer, then you understand the significance of elevating the picture with your music. In order to accomplish this, it’s imperative to prepare properly for the film spotting session and impress the film team!
Koji Demo: Compose Super Nintendo Music with One Plugin
Jun 1, 2018 • 10 min
Today I’m showcasing my favorite piano instruments from the Koji Keyboard and showing real examples of how to recreate tunes from 16Bit legends & how to use them in your own compositions for indie games
The ZELDA Chord – How to Compose Music in the Style of Koji Kondo
May 15, 2018 • 12 min
Learn how to compose music in the style of iconic video game composer Koji Kondo using the ZELDA Chord!
“5 Days” Album Release Party
Apr 22, 2018 • 149 min
This challenge from March 2018 required 5 consistent days of overcoming personal musical challenges including writing each track in ONE sitting. The results are amazing and we had a great time debuting all 50 tracks.
How Valuable is an Assistant as a Music Composer?
Apr 11, 2018 • 24 min
If you’re making ANY amount of consistent monthly $$$ as a composer, you should outsource some of your tasks!
Reaching Millions through TV, Advertising, & Film Music – with Avery Berman (Elevate Audio)
Mar 28, 2018 • 29 min
In this rapid-fire interview with Avery Berman of Elevate Audio, we explore how he and his co-founder business partner Will Manning have achieved incredible success reaching millions through TV, Advertising & Film Music.
How to Earn Real Money with Music Streaming
Mar 21, 2018 • 22 min
Get your music on Spotify and make some real $$$! Here’s my journey to 500k streams and why that’s only the beginning!
How Valuable Are Music Composer Internships?
Mar 14, 2018 • 14 min
Let’s chat about when internships & assistantships are the right answer and how to take advantage of these incredible opportunities!
Elevating Film Stories Through Music – with Filmmaker & Composer Nicholas Kirk
Mar 1, 2018 • 48 min
In this laughter-filled interview with Filmmaker & Composer Nicholas Kirk, we discuss how to elevate film stories with music!
How to Find Your First Custom Music Job for Film, TV, & Video Games!
Feb 22, 2018 • 12 min
In order to answer this question, we have to understand the differences between these 3 industries and how to pursue each as a music business!
Does College Education Matter As A Film, TV, & Video Game Composer?
Feb 7, 2018 • 9 min
Should we invest thousands of $$$ into higher education? In order to answer this question, we first have to discover the VALUE of your music in the marketplace and if you can get a RETURN on your INVESTMENT!
How to Be A Successful Music Composer Living Anywhere In the World – with Chris Porter
Feb 5, 2018 • 48 min
In this interview, video game composer Chris Porter discusses his journey building a successful global career while living in Japan!
How to Increase Your Custom Music Rates Today
Jan 31, 2018 • 14 min
Steven answers the TOP question asked by music composers!
How to Deal with Creative Burnout – with Matt Kenyon
Jan 9, 2018 • 50 min
In this chat, Steven Melin and Matt Kenyon discuss how music composers experience creative burnout differently from other artists, how to prevent creative burnout, and how to deal with creative burnout while in the thick of it!
Essential Music Gear for Composers and the Best Order to Acquire
Jan 2, 2018 • 20 min
Steven’s top recommendations for essential music gear that every music composer should acquire - and the best order to acquire in!
Top Video Game Music Business Questions
Dec 28, 2017 • 44 min
Steven tackles top questions from music composers about working in the video game industry and serving game developers.
5 Daily Growth Hacks for Creative Personal Development
Dec 25, 2017 • 17 min
As a Creative, your time matters. If you want to be efficient with your time and build long-lasting relationships with clients, it’s imperative to establish healthy daily habits. Here are 5 Growth Hacks that have been game-changers in Steven’s career as a…
2018 Gear Guide for Building Your Music Business
Dec 24, 2017 • 81 min
Steven’s top recommendations for Books, Music Gear, Sample Instruments, & Business Tools to build your DREAM music business!
Building A Career As A Modern Music Composer (Live Q&A)
Dec 23, 2017 • 82 min
In this live Q&A, Steven answers top questions from composers about building a career using modern resources.
2017 Best Sample Instruments & Plugins - Getting the Most Value for Your $$$
Dec 22, 2017 • 47 min
Learn Steven’s top recommendations for budget-friendly & quality sample instruments & plugins!
Building Your Brand and Composing for a Living – with Matt Kenyon
Dec 21, 2017 • 53 min
Learn how to build your brand and make a living as a music composer for digital media in this interview by Matt Kenyon with Steven Melin.