Hi there. I am Ozzed. I am a musician who composes tunes that resembles those
found in old games. (Nintendo 8-bit, Amiga, C64, Game Boy, and so forth) The
genre is commonly known as "8-Bit music", but expressions such as "Chip-music",
"bitpop" and "Retro" are also commonly used. I have been a fan of the genre since I was a kid,
And started making my own music back in 2001.
My biggest reason for starting this project back in late 2008 was, and still is, that I want to share my music with the masses, and hopefully it encourages more people to explore the wonderful world of 8-bit music.
All my works, except the ones where I am not the original composer, are licensed under Creative Commons. For exact details regarding the licensing, click the "Creative Commons" icon right below the menu.
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Latest addition: The tune "Cloud Crash".
Spotify! Yes, that's right. My music is now on Spotify. Or.. At least 8-bit Empire is. It's fairly expensive to get your music on Spotify as an unsigned musician who primarily has the music as a hobby. So I figured I'd start with my most popular album, and if it turns out well and I can get the investment back, I will add another, and so on until all my music is there. So if you want to help make that happemn, make sure to add the songs to your playlists and such. Happy listening!
New tune, and Soundcloud! I have punlished a new tune that I call "Perihelium". It's upbeat and bouncy, and has a steady triumphant beat to it. So go grab it and enjoy :) I've also published all my albums on Soundcloud as it turns out the free minutes you get was enough to upload all four of them. I'm also happy to announce that I have made 8-bit Empire available on Deezer, and a whole lot of other places, and soon Spotify as well. It's not free, but it's worth it because my music will be available to more people this way. My music is still Creative Commons, just like before :) I'll keep you posted on the progress of it all.
Bandcamp! ... Yeah.. I have put my music on Bandcamp, which is yet another fairly big site for musicians. The advantage for you is that it's very easy to embed and share the music to external sites, and should you be interested in donating, that's easy to do as well. I'm also working on getting my stuff on Soundcloud but that will probably be awhile as their free accounts forces me to be selective in what I upload and what I don't, but that's a different story. I'm also of course continuing to work on my music and hope to release a new tune soon. Stay tuned!
Hello everyone! I have released yet another tune! It is called "Cloud Crash" and is part of my "8-bit run 'n pun"-Project. It is a fairly calm song with interesting harmonics. In other news a free game called "Stressed Barman" has been released for android, and it features my music. Definitely worth checking out! I will hopefully be back soon with more stuff. Take care!
Hello! The first tune of the year is finally released! It's the song "Bonus Rage" for my 8-bit run 'n Pun project. It's quite catchy and rock 'n roll-ish. It was actually the 15th song I started making in Famitracker, so it's been maturing since some time in early 2009, so it's definitely done by now :) In other news I've been doing some work on my website in general, continuing to improve the accessibility for mobile devices as it's becomming more and more common that people browse websites that way. That's all for now. More to come soon!
If you would like to listen to my music without downloading anything from this site, go to my Jamendo, Bandcamp, Last.fm or Myspace, pages through the links on this page!!
I live primarily on this website, but I also live on these pages:
My website currently has the following to offer:
Is the page you are looking at right now. This mainly serves as a descriptive table of contents for the rest of the site as well as some general information about why I'm doing this. You'll also find some links to other places on the web where you can find my music. It also serves the 5 latest news posts.
Is where you download my music, both Albums and "Site Exclusive" releases are available for free, and all content where I am the original composer is licensed under Creative Commons. Everything can be downloaded directly from the site, And for the albums you also have the option to grab torrents, which are also hosted on the site, as we live in a world where governments might bend to the pressure of the entertainment industry at any time.
Write me a message here and tell me what you think about my music and the site. I get very happy every time I get a new message. So, if you want to make me jump with joy, write me a message.
Is where you find the latest updates from me regarding what's going on with my music and the site in general. This is in no way a "blog" or anything like it, but merely a place where you can get the latest news.
If you are interested in making your own 8-bit music or chiptunes, you might want to check this out. I believe that knowledge should be shared so I wrote down some general guidelines on making 8-bit music, chiptunes, and so forth. The guide mainly focuses on the Nintendo Entertainment System, as that is where I have most of my experience, but there's also information about the Commodore 64, Amiga 500 and the Nintendo Game Boy, as well as a basic guide to the different waveforms typically used when making 8-bit music. If you feel like something should be added to the guide, drop me a message! :)
My music is and always will be completely free, but if you would like to give me something for my work, this is where you want to go.
Is a service that gathers IP's that are attempting to spam my shoutbox. The service provides an easy way to find out if that fishy IP address that made 7000 hits on your site yesterday is known spam or not.
Here you can find useful software for making your own 8-bit music, as well as links to similar artists and other projects.
Contains information about how to contact me (in other words, this is where you find my E-mail address).
I hope this information has been helpful. Feel free to contact me if I missed anything or if you have suggestions on how to improve the site. Rock on!