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Posted by Miyolophone - September 9th, 2022

not much else to say other than i can't believe it's actually real...

you can listen to my track Un Deux Trois (feat. なつなや) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNxbCr0DmDw



Posted by Miyolophone - January 12th, 2020

In My Garden, my 6-track EP about escapism, is out now! I'm uploading all the tracks over the course of two days thanks to the Newgrounds daily upload limit, but in the meantime, you can stream it here: https://fanlink.to/in-my-garden


Wonderful cover art by @FISKKI_ (https://twitter.com/FISKKI_)



Posted by Miyolophone - July 10th, 2019

This is a multi-part news post! I have numbered it for your convenience :)


In case you missed it, last month a virtual idol group called Legacy debuted with the single "Spring Is in the Air," which I composed! Legacy is a group of thirteen wonderful and talented vocalists and a number of talented artistic staff members (including the song's lyricist, Steph), and we would all really appreciate your support.

You can watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huHkygqY-Lg

You can also purchase/stream the song on the following platforms:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MdDIw1

iTunes: https://apple.co/2EGksky

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MSJDXL

Running a virtual idol group is not cheap. If you'd like to help fund our next single, you can donate to our Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/legacyl13 (We will be extremely grateful for your contribution!)



My track Root Beer Float was featured in Lily Craver's new rhythm game, Project Arrhythmia, which was released last month after a 6-year development period! It's really exciting to be showcased alongside several other artists who I greatly admire (and who you've probably heard of if you follow my music, e.g. meganeko and Creo).

You can find out more about the game and purchase it here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/440310/Project_Arrhythmia/



Some miscellaneous other notes:

For logistical reasons, I won't be uploading "Spring Is in the Air" to Newgrounds, but I currently have several pieces in the works which will be up here.

I launched a Patreon two months ago—there are no rewards (yet), but if you feel like I deserve money for my work (I hope you do!) then this would be a good place to give me some! Any support is hugely appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/miyolophone

I know it's easy to think I'm dead, given my extreme inactivity here and on YouTube/SoundCloud, but I swear I am alive and kicking. I am fairly active on Twitter and would be happy if you followed me (I need validation in the form of large follower counts): https://twitter.com/miyolophone

If you've read through this whole thing, thanks for sticking around, and I'm hoping to have some new music for you before the summer is over!


Posted by Miyolophone - September 2nd, 2018

Finally hit 500 fans a couple days ago! This is a really big milestone for me and I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who's stuck with me for these past couple years, even through the content draught that has been 2018.

I don't really have anything to add to that except that I'm constantly looking to meet new people and if you ever want to ask me about anything, work with me on a project (probably won't happen until 2019 but still), or even just say hi, you should feel free to do so! This is especially directed towards other artists and creators— musicians, visual artists, animators, programmers, whatever you do here— but of course fans or even just casual observers are always welcome. You should totally shoot me a line via email, DM, Twitter, or Discord (Miyolophone#4773— if you let me know that you came from here, I'll be more likely to respond haha), even if you just found out about me from this post! Or you could just comment here, although admittedly that seems kind of an inefficient to actually get to know each other.

I'll continue to be busy and stressed for the rest of the year with college applications and the remainder of my video game OST job, so your continued (or new!) support means a lot to me.

Thanks again :)


Posted by Miyolophone - March 20th, 2018

I am now entrenched in this game project and I'm having a lot of fun! I can now say that I'm working with Happy Ghost Studio to score Summer Snow Day, an anime horror/dating sim game. Since the art and code are really moving along now, they have started a twitter where they'll be posting progress and updates— I encourage you to follow it! https://twitter.com/Happy__Ghost


I have a twitter account of my own now as well, if you're interested in following me. Not exactly sure why you would but you should anyway because why not https://twitter.com/miyolophone


More updates as they come! This is a really exciting milestone in my life as a musician and I am dedicated helping make this game truly awesome.

The image below is from a post on the game by one of the developers, @monoflauta




Posted by Miyolophone - February 3rd, 2018

Two years on Newgrounds. And man, what a ride it's been.

First of all, I just reached 4^4 fans. Sadly this is going to be the last x^x fan count for a while (I'm not holding my breath until 3,125), but I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has been supporting me, whether you just followed me today or you were here within my first week on the site. The positivity and support has been unbelievable and I wouldn't be here without all of you.

Second of all, I'm finally finding my place in this community and elsewhere. I joined the NGUAC last summer and it was an incredible experience; I ended up coming in 5th overall and met a bunch of awesome musicians who I still talk with almost every day. From there, I joined a weekly music competition hosted by @johnfn called Chips Compo ( https://chipscompo.com/feed ), which has been immeasuably helpful in getting me to improve, try new things, and meet new people.

Finally, as of last week, I am a professional. That's right— I just took my first paid music job, a real one with a contract and everything. I'm writing the soundtrack to a sort-of visual novel to be released next month on Steam; I can't disclose anything else right now but I'll be sure to advertise the hell out of it when it does actually come out. Unfortunately, this means that all personal projects will be coming to a grinding halt until this is done.

Here's to another amazing year.



Posted by Miyolophone - June 6th, 2017

Whoa. A hundred fans.

Actually, I missed my chance— it's a hundred and two. But still, this is pretty exciting for me. Thank you everyone for your support! I thought I'd just take a moment to give you all a HIGHLY-SUBJECT-TO-CHANGE upcoming potential project list to celebrate a hundred people caring about what I do.

Mandragora - A tribute to M2U and Nicode, two of my biggest inspirations. It should almost definitely be out this month if I actually follow through on it, but you know me and my work speed...
Disputatio - The song chronologically between Amoris and The Funeral. I have no idea when I'll get around to this but I've promised multiple people that I'd do it, so I promise it will be as soon as possible.
KindLing - 3 acts, 1 girl, and a bitter cold. (Act 1, Scene 1 would be indicated by "A1S1," same rule for the rest)

Also, I'm working on writing a small novel with @KaitoGFX that will (if all goes well) become a graphic novel, Wahrzeit. So I'll be sure to inform you all of any significant developments.

And one last thing— I'll be putting music up on my Soundcloud and YouTube soon. I hope.

Honestly, I'm not important enough to write this whole thing, and I doubt many people will care much at all. But I felt like I should do something to say yes, I really do appreciate all of you.

That's all for now. Let's make some music.


Posted by Miyolophone - February 3rd, 2017

Wow. My first Newgrounds anniversary.

Well, it's been a year since I joined this site, just for the hell of it; I had never posted my music anywhere publicly before, so why not give it a shot, right? And here we are now— almost 60 fans! That's more than I ever would have expected would like my odd, genre-lacking, semi-orechestral songs. Thank you so much to every, and I mean every, single person who has followed me and supported me on this journey. May we grow in size and strength together! (Road to 100 followers— we can do it!)

Another year, another era of possibility. Stay with me, and things will only get better.

-Miyolophone (Miyo)


Posted by Miyolophone - September 29th, 2016

So lately my song Amoris has been getting a lot of attention (more than it deserves, really) from Kaito's Geometry Dash level, The Last Recital. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm super appreciative of the positive reception, and it really is a beautiful level. But it's had an unpleasant side-effect: a bunch of people are uploading Amoris (not the level, just the song) to YouTube without asking me.

First of all, why? If I wanted it on YouTube, I'd do it myself. It's not like I can't, and it's definitely not your moral responsiblity to spread the message to the world, or something. So even though I'm glad you like it, I'm the person who distributes my music, not you.

Second of all, I have a copyright on it. I saw someone upload it saying "no copyright, free use :)" and that really made me mad. Anything I make belongs to me and there are Licensing Terms that say, very clearly, that you can't use my music without making arrangements with me. You can't just take it.

Now, that's certainly not to say you can't use it anywhere. If you contact me about using it as background music, an intro, etc., I'll probably say yes (although you do still need to contact me obviously or you'll have to take it down). Also, if you're using it in a Geomtery Dash level, or a video of a level, yes, you can use it, don't bother asking me. But uploading it simply as a music video? That's my job, to do when I want to do it, and I'm already tired of filing copyright infringement reports because people aren't reading or just don't care.

So in short, ask me before you use my music for anything (except GD levels). And in general, use common sense, read the Lisencing Terms, and remember that composers have rights and abilities too.


(Oh, and I think I'll start uploading my music to YouTube soon, if only to stop this from happening again.)


Posted by Miyolophone - March 17th, 2016

Hi, anyone who is reading this! (Yeah, you!)

I'm sorry to announce that most of my electronic music production— at least, Newgrounds-posting wise— will be slowing down until I get a better sound library/VSTs, which might not be for some months, actually. Sorry to anyone who will miss me, which is, like, maybe six people.

Not only that, but I also really just need more practice with the technology. I have all of the musical ideas and composing experience, but I still need to figure out my DAW more. I don't want to just be another noob who doesn't know how to use their software. I want to get good. And that takes time.

However, that doesn't mean I won't be here. You should still feel free to send me messages, ask me questions, or give me exorbitant praise and revere me as a deity. :D

Bye for now, except not really,