A place for good music
with award-winning international talent 

Brave Wave aims to break ground with our international roster of composers. Nowhere else will you find such an outstanding group of video game composers working under one label. 

Here you'll find the full list of our artists along with their notable works. We're proud to call the following people part of Brave Wave.

Japanese composers

Manami Matsumae

Mega Man, U.N. Squadron, Mega Man 10, Dragon Quest Swords, Shovel Knight, Mighty No. 9


Keiji Yamagishi

Ninja Gaiden (NES), Tecmo Bowl, Captain Tsubasa Vol. I, Captain Tsubasa Vol. II, Dynasty Warriors, Onimusha Tactics


Saori Kobayashi

Panzer Dragoon Saga, Panzer Dragoon Orta, NiGHTS into Dreams, Crimson Dragon, Sonic Drift 2, AKANE

Yoko Shimomura

Kingdom Hearts series, Final Fantasy XV, Mario & Luigi series, Street Fighter 2

Harumi fujita

Gargoyle's Quest, Mega Man 3, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Bionic Commando, Strider, Final Fight

Ryuichi nitta

Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES), Ninja Gaiden, Solomon's Key 2, Onimusha Tactics, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Masashi kageyama

Gimmick!, various Sunsoft titles

Kaori Nakabai

Ninja Gaiden 3 (NES), Dynasty Warriors, Radia Senki, Captain Tsubasa 3


Metal Gear Solid 4, MGS: Peace Walker, Bayonetta, Yakuza 2, Shinobi 3D, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Western composers

george 'smoke thief' baker

Brave Wave original artist, original album Heart Beat Circuit


Eirik Suhrke

Spelunky, Ridiculous Fishing, Hotline Miami, Super Crate Box, Subaku



Super Hexagon, Spectra, Interstellaria



Metroid Metal, Lonely Rolling Stars


Producer of Flutlicht, S.H.O.K.K, DJ Tatana, DJ Energy


Tim McCord

Bassist of Grammy-winners Evanescence

Steve lakawicz

Curse of the Crescent Isle DX, professional tubist, performed with Curtis Symphony Orchestra



In addition to our label musicians, we work with freelancers on a per-project basis. People like Grammy-winner Austin Wintory (of Journey), Ben Prunty (of FTL), Video Game Orchestra (of Final Fantasy XIII), Agent Whiskers (of Atomic+) and many more are able to lend us their expertise whenever needed.