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 "Shingle Tingle".
Hello everyone! As promised, I released a new song today. I'd say it's one of my more experimental one so far, in some aspects, while in other regards, it's very typical "Ozzed-style". This means that there's now no less than 13 tracks on the upcoming Album, and I'm starting to feel like it's nearing completion. Very exciting times! :)
Linux. Yes.. I have switched to a different hosting company. As a consequence of this I can no longer host my site on an IIS-server, so Apache it is, which means that Spamburp and the Shoutbox, which are both written in ASP, needed to be replaced. I have chosen Disqus for this as it's a robust solution and there's no point in reinventing the wheel. This also means that you can write messages on any site you like, rather than having to go to a dedicated one. In other news I should have a new song ready soon, so stay tunes :)
Al my albums are now available on Spotify, Deezer and so on. The services are too many to list, but it's all the music sites you can be on if you have CD-Baby as an aggregator, so if you're curious you can look it up. I'm Very excited to have my music available where people can actually easily access it :)
Yesterday I posted about how Cor Metallicum is now available on Deezer. Well, I came home today and discovered that It is allready available on Spotify as well! Last like it took almost a month, but this time it happened within a few days! :) So if you have Spotify, you can listen to my album using the Widget below:
Hi everyone! I'm very excited to announce that my album Cor Metallicum is now available on Deezer! You can listen to it using the Widget below :)
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!
If you would like to listen to my music without downloading anything from this site, my music is available on most major music services such as Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Jamendo, Last-FM and so forth, links are available at the bottom of this page, and if you have Spotify, just use the playlist at the top and listen away! :)
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.
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.
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!