Erwin Steijlen is a Dutch composer for Brands & Media. He writes music for Global brands such as BMW, VW and Philips, all by using his own, unique ‘Music First’ Method
Erwin’s book ‘Corporate Music Method, How To Make Money With Music’ (2016) is highly appreciated and used by schools and many composers and songwriters worldwide
Erwin is a leading innovator on music for brands. On his inspiring stage performances he proofs why music really should be part of the corporate identity of every organization
Erwin loves working on music for brands and organizations but also writes for media, film and artists. Here are some highlights:
Some of my media work
What my clients think
“Words express only a small part.. for me everything comes together in your music, my drive to work for the Dutch Police, all the people who give their soul and happiness for their work, the power and the energy.... really fantastic! My physical reaction is that I am totally touched by your music. Right in my heart, beautiful alternations, vulnerable and powerful".
Janneke Vollebergh-BarbiersJanneke Vollebergh-Barbiers MBA, Police, Staff Corps Leadership
"For more than 10 years Erwin Steijlen has accompanied us as a partner of “De Vries & Partners Germany ” and “DvP Group international” with musical productions for all major events worldwide. Characteristic of Erwin Steijlen and his company are the flawless empathy about the assignment, the client and the complexity of the production, the high musical quality, technical knowledge, collegiality and endless patience, which together, without exception, these 10 years has brought great satisfaction and success. Each delivered musical, most highly complex production, is a delight to the ear.”
Rob de VriesCEO - De Vries-Partner.de
"Erwin Steijlen to me is Dutch “Best Kept Secret” from the corperate event industry . Over 10 years we have been great colleagues working on some very special national and international live show experiences. Erwin is pure, honest, straightforward and he always knows how to make a musical translation of a show script that is still under construction. He really breathes life into a production and brings the show straight away to a higher level with his musical vision. Erwin ’s music is always a hit! He will go all the way for the best brand perception. Success and goose bumps guaranteed!”
Sander HendrixHendrix Regie en Showproducties
"Erwin has consistently been a top-seller at AudioSparx and his deep understanding, experience, and professionalism in the music business is truly world-class. I highly recommend that young up-and-coming artists and composers closely follow Mr. Steijlen to learn what mistakes to avoid and what steps to take to develop into similarly world-class artists and composers. Hunter S. Thompson is quoted as having said: “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” I am confident in saying that Erwin will help you to understand all sides of the music business, how to distinguish the positive from the negative, and the wisdom that he will impart to you will give you a solid foundation on which to grow and achieve commercial success and make a living and a life in the world of music."
Lee JohnsonExecutive VP - Audiosparx
"Allseas is a leading offshore contractor, specializing in laying pipelines on the seabed. In early 2015 came, “Pioneering Spirit”, Allseas’ new ship for platform installation, platform removal and pipe laying into service. On Friday, February 27th, Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1st was the inauguration of “Pioneering Spirit”. In Alexiahaven at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam a high quality three-day event was realized that was attended by 4000 customers, employees and suppliers of Allseas.Jeroen Hagelstein, PR Manager at Allseas and originator of the event: “Erwin Steijlen has played a crucial role in the realization of the official christening ceremony for AllSeas; he has been able to perfectly shape the intimate character musically that we wanted to give to the official moment. The compositions he created hit exactly the right chord we had in mind for our inauguration."