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meet steven melin

Leading Music Composer for Digital Media

STEVEN MELIN is a leading music composer for digital media. His music is in hundreds of projects across all forms of media including film, television, video games, animation, podcasts, advertising, social media, YouTube, motion comics, visual novels, apps...and more! Steven believes that every creator has a story to tell. Music is a powerful tool for emotionally connecting audiences to the story. Every Story Matters.

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#1 Mentor for Music Composers

Steven is the #1 mentor for music composers. He is a Best-Selling & Highest-Rated course instructor on Udemy, creator of the Screen Music Academy, founder of the Sonic Storytellers Facebook group, and author of $ix Figure Music Composer. Steven also hosts a YouTube channel, the Sonic Storytellers podcast, and writes blog articles to help thousands of composers escape the 9-5 while supporting their families composing music for digital media.

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Experience with Industry Pros

Steven is an MFA graduate from the acclaimed Columbia College Chicago Music Composition for the Screen program, where he was trained by renown Hollywood composers David McHugh (Mr. North, Moscow on the Hudson, Mystic Pizza), Gary Chang (Double Team, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Under Siege), Kubilay Uner (Gone Are the Days, Cold November, Big Sur), & Andrew Edwards ('85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History, John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster, Market Value). After graduating, Steven moved to Los Angeles to assist composers Joel Goodman (American Experience, Everything Is Copy, Being Elmo), Penka Kouneva (Bloodborne, World of Warcraft, Gears of War), & Garry Schyman (Torn, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Bioshock). During this time, Steven was also mentored by industry pros Grant Kirkhope (Yooka-Laylee, Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye:007), Jason Graves (The Order: 1886Tomb Raider, Dead Space), & Austin Wintory (The Banner Saga, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Journey). In 2014, Steven married his wife Natalie and moved to Atlanta, GA.

Advocate for Foster Care & Adoption

Steven and his wife Natalie are both advocates for children in the foster care system. As foster & adoptive parents, they are passionate about loving children and equipping them with opportunities to succeed in life. Natalie's blog Behind the Why: A Melin Little Hands shares her and Steven's heart behind foster care and how it became the WHY that fuels their success.

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MUSIC

by Steven Melin

CREDITS


FILMS / VIDEOS / ANIMATION

The Bomber’s Hideout (YouTube Channel)
Non-Zero Days (FEE)
Space to Explore (Katherine Dubois)
Duchess of Atholl (FEE)
How We Thrive: Made in Mékhé (FEE)
How We Thrive: Coding Cannabis (FEE)
Thomas Clarkson: The First Abolitionist (FEE)
Avery + Client (Cobblestone Productions)
O9EN UP teaser trailer (Tyler Lee Allen)
2018 Easter bumper (12Stone Church)
Every Bike Needs a Kid (12Stone Church)
The Lazy Millennial Intro (FEE)
Heartbreaking Experience with Socialism (FEE)
2017 Alumni News (Columbia College Chicago)
All In (Pixel Preacher)
For Better or Worse (Pixel Preacher)
Like Me (Pixel Preacher)
Iron Wolf Academy promo
Virtuoso (Charlie Myers)
Here Died All Cardinals (Artem Avakian)
Grave Innocence (Florida State University)
Shades (Magnify Entertainment)
Pen Pals (Nancy Williams)
Tiger Lily trailer (Byron Conrad Erwin)
Zombie Tag (Magnify Entertainment)
Freeze (Get the Horns Productions)

VIDEO GAMES

Cybarian (Ritual Games)
Beard Blade (Glovebox Games)
DreamTales (Fingers Meet Controller)
Sneaky Snake (Sol Key)
Liberty®: Deception
Snail Panic (Nehemek Games)
Hills (Nehemek Games)
GLORY™ (Reach Game Studios)
A More Beautiful World (Afterthought Studios)
Duel School (Columbia College Chicago)
Worm Run (Golden Ruby Games)
Zuwaka (YoYo Games)
Rogue Mercenary (YoYo Games)
The 9 Divine (YoYo Games)

 

TELEVISION

Dancing with the Stars
The Dr. Oz Show
FOX commercials
NBC commercials
CBS commercials
tru TV
BBC
Sony Pictures Television
Leo Burnett's Greenhouse
Undercover Boss promo
CBS Morning News promo
The Bold and the Beautiful promo
FOX News promo
NCIS: Los Angeles promo
Mike & Molly promo
Fake Off promo
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson promo
The Late Late Show with David Letterman promo
Big Brother promo
2 Broke Girls promo
Blue Bloods promo
The Young and the Restless promo
The Millers promo
Let's Make a Deal promo
The Crazy Ones promo
Under the Dome promo
How I Met Your Mother promo
Brooklyn DA promo
The Price is Right promo
Two And a Half Men promo
The Mentalist promo

PODCASTS

FEECast
FEE Audio Experience
Liberty®: Vigilance
Liberty®: Critical Research
The White Vault
Dark Dice
H12 Students
H12 Parents
Sonic Storytellers

clients


  Vision1 Music    "We are honored to have Steven on our team. He is one of our top composers."

Vision1 Music

"We are honored to have Steven on our team. He is one of our top composers."

  Leo Burnett's Greenhouse    "The way Steven begins and ends with story makes him more than just a music provider. It makes him an invaluable creative ally, with speed and efficiency to boot."

Leo Burnett's Greenhouse

"The way Steven begins and ends with story makes him more than just a music provider. It makes him an invaluable creative ally, with speed and efficiency to boot."

  Foundation for Economic Education    "Steven is extremely versatile, sensitive to the setting, story and characters, and meets each challenge we throw at him with creative solutions and stellar execution."

Foundation for Economic Education

"Steven is extremely versatile, sensitive to the setting, story and characters, and meets each challenge we throw at him with creative solutions and stellar execution."

  Prominence Films    "Steven is great to collaborate with. He can take your vision and give it a whole new dimension and feeling with his music – even if you don't know the correct musical terms."

Prominence Films

"Steven is great to collaborate with. He can take your vision and give it a whole new dimension and feeling with his music – even if you don't know the correct musical terms."

  Cobblestone Productions    "Steven is intentional about every direction of his music and brings life to picture. His scoring is original, captivating, and story-driven. You can count on him to get the job done efficiently and quickly."

Cobblestone Productions

"Steven is intentional about every direction of his music and brings life to picture. His scoring is original, captivating, and story-driven. You can count on him to get the job done efficiently and quickly."

  Fool & Scholar Productions    "Steven captures the vision of my creative team and expands it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and keeps us ahead of schedule."

Fool & Scholar Productions

"Steven captures the vision of my creative team and expands it to a level of professionalism which we are proud to incorporate into our brand. He responds well to feedback, makes adjustments quickly, and keeps us ahead of schedule."

  Glovebox Games    "One of the most fun parts about working with Steven is his ability to surprise and impress us. He   is extremely open to critique, allowing us to feel involved in his process. Steven   works in a timely manner and is a blast to work with."

Glovebox Games

"One of the most fun parts about working with Steven is his ability to surprise and impress us. He is extremely open to critique, allowing us to feel involved in his process. Steven works in a timely manner and is a blast to work with."

  Nehemek Games    "Steven's input and advice for the use of music is always great, especially with my usual requests that come with a handful of problems to overcome."

Nehemek Games

"Steven's input and advice for the use of music is always great, especially with my usual requests that come with a handful of problems to overcome."

 
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