• Royalty free 8 bit music

    • Lets Play All Together by TreiaMusic

      The incredible power of simplicity is the key to this 8-bit chiptune retrowave electronic track! This addictive melody will bring you back to the glorious days of your childhood, evoking the most memorable videogame and arcade hits. Ideal background music for retro videogames, pixel games, podcasts, youtube videos, or any project that requires a vintage spirit of the 80s!

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      8 Bit Trance by Luke Fontaine

      A video game sounding, happy, trance-like song that gets you moving. High energy, fast-paced, and powerful drums. 8 bit Nindendo / iPad music.

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      8 Bit Adventure by Michael Musco

      This 8 bit game music combines a retro video game vibe with a modern upbeat style. The vintage sounds are complimented by a catchy melody and fun arrangement.

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      Ice Fishing by Ionics Music

      Jumpy and positive with a very catchy melody. Great for children projects, Super Mario like mini games, and cartoons. Nice and smooth 8 bit music royalty free.

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      Kill The Spider Now by TreiaMusic

      Chiptune 8-bit retro wave electronic track perfect background music for retro video games, pixel games, podcasts, youtube videos or any project that requires a vintage spirit of 80s! Similar to the Super Mario theme.

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      Indie 8 Bit by Michael Musco

      This throw back game music brings to mind the classic video games from the 80's and 90's. The 8 bit sounds are complimented with a catchy melody and fun retro arrangement.

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      Coconut Beach Chill by Ionics Music

      A summer 8 bit reggae music tune full of good mood, and fun melodies. Imagine ocean waves on top of the music and you'll see the beach and the palm trees. Suitable for commercials, retro-styled or indie games and animations. A groovy soundtrack for good times vibe.

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      Today Is Your Lucky Day by Ionics Music

      This is a video game 8 bit music loop. A very happy and positive track. Full of good spirit and optimism. Featuring electric piano, xylophone, guitar, celeste, and 808 drums. The tune is similar to games like animal crossing, magicians quest, fantasy life, wandering willows, rune factory, shepherds crossing, castaway paradise, happy street and more of that genre. Suitable for games, animations, and children related productions.

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      Grievous Loss by DPmusic

      This piece of sad music with a deep sorrowful atmosphere and soft touch, could bring to the surface those feelings of grief we carry with us every day. Can be used as background music for funerals, mournful videos, grievous events, memorable videos, sad stories, catastrophic videos, prayerful videos, or so.

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      Polyart Origami Fun by Ionics Music

      A fun jumpy 8 bit tune with retro synth instrument. Sounding like a tune from Sega games from the nineties. Positive and childish. Featuring soft synths and a jumpy beat. Suitable for indie developers, 8bit RPG games or an animation in need of a chiptune sound.

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      Funny Chickens by Emanmusic

      This is a fun and cheerful track. Very suitable for kid cartoons, silly video games, comedy skits etc. 8 bit music great for arcade and adventures games.

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      The Sound Of The Bells by Victor Manuel Navarro

      Minimalistic electronic track with bold beats, syncopated synthesizers, dancing bells, and jangly guitars. Reminiscent of PC games soundtrack from the 80s and 90s. Create the enjoyment, danger, and elation of passing through a game level.

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      Slightly Anxious by Ionics Music

      An 8 bit style, a bit retro themed track, with jumpy synths and a groovy bass. Sounds somewhat anxious and worried. A bit suspenseful. Featuring muted guitars, shakers and synths. Suitable for video games, animations and comedies.

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      Too Many Lies by Ionics Music

      Straight forward jumpy 8 bit music chiptune with a retro colored sound. A bit sad and unsatisfied sounding. Suitable for comedies, cartoons, and indie video games.

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      Lights From The Holidays by Sasha Volkov

      Evening cafe, you see the city lights outside the window. A sweet melody starts playing, and the eyes of the beloved person light up instantly. The two of you share the glances between sips of warm cups of coffee or teas. How precious such moments are, filled with happiness and love. When you reminisce on this time later, that light-hearted and tender music comes to your mind.

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      Synthetic Pop by Soundroll

      Soft and electronic synth pop tune with a retro feel of early 80's (the eighties). 8 bit dance music great for video games, children projects, corporate multimedia. Featuring warm analog synth leads and drum machines.

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      Morning In The Mountains by Sasha Volkov

      Morning....Slow walk alone with headphones. On the trails of the mountain upland. And everywhere the smell of summer and the sea. This is the music where you're free to decide how far you went to explore and drift into your own thoughts. So go ahead, and enjoy your favorite music.

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      Vintage Arcade by AG Music

      Classic 8 bit game music for your vintage arcade game. Could be used in the film during an arcade scene. Mario, Nintendo, Genesis Sega, Atari, Funny, Cute, Pacman, Tetris, Vintage Arcade Music royalty free.

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      Galactic Explorer by Ionics Music

      Fun and easy going spacey theme. Carefree and futuristic. In the mood of traveling the milky way on a cartoon spaceship. Featuring a marimba and various synths. Suitable for video games, cartoons and children related content. 8 bit relaxing music for iPads and Nindendo games.

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      Just You And Me by DreamSounding

      Romantic and sentimental acoustic ballad with guitars, piano, and drums. It is perfect for romantic videos, and films about relationships. You can use this track to tell stories or show the development of feelings in a scene. Perfect for wedding videos, love stories, Valentine's day, advertising, TV projects, and much more.

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      De Stress by Azovmusic

      This beautiful chill beat track can be played to help create a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. This music is perfect as background music for daily routine videos, relaxing time, de-stress hold music, and much more.

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      Wind Of Glory by Ionics Music

      Fast energetic and super catchy. This track is a powerful mixture of dubstep drums with 8 bit chiptune synthesizers. It features an exciting and motivating melody, gets you ready for a fast ride or battle. The track evolves and becomes a musical wall of unified synth sound, playing the main theme. Powerful and nostalgic. Can fit well into a video game theme or a retro style animation with a modern touch.

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      Break Out by Music Box

      Monotonous and a mechanical hip-hop track featuring synths, orchestral elements, and trap beats. This dirty south style beat shows a sense of hard work and dedication. Ideal for the TV show, movie, or commercial related to street style action, or determined mood.

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      Toy Detective by Ionics Music

      A jumpy tune with chiptune-like sounds. Cautious, a bit mysterious and super fun. Suitable for Super Mario like games, spooky cartoons and animations. Featuring a catchy melody and a lot of fun sounds. Classic 8 bit dance music.

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      Just Stay by AG Music

      Elegant, graceful, and tender piano track with light underlying strings to create hope and peacefulness. Great for sentimental moments and storytelling in general. Similar style to Thomas Newman.

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      Ocean Voyage by Nazar Rybak

      A simple, yet catchy pop-rock track with smooth electronic textures, distorted guitars, and urban city effects. The perfect solution for city lights, late-night scenes, modern, young themes, lounge cafe, design projects, or just for listening.

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      My Unique Angel by Emilio Merone

      A dreamy, evocative piano with a sense of movement, creates a soft bed to whisper to you that we all have a guardian angel beside us. Can easily be placed in TV soap opera or melodrama film, scenes sprinkled with melancholy, introspective moments, etc.

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      Grand Award by RMSound

      Triumphant and victorious hybrid orchestral music. Suitable for award ceremony opening, awarding the winners, great achievements in sport, majestic ceremonies, Graduation Day, Olympic champions.

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      This Sunny Morning by SnowMusicStudio

      Uplifting calm corporate ambient track. Perfect for promotional videos, commercials, advertisements, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, corporate presentations, any backgrounds, commercial, call hold, business, offline events, shops, advertising, Instagram stories, Facebook ad and more!

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      Back To The Place by Victor Manuel Navarro

      It is a musical style dance sequence containing a melody made in 8 bit dynamic and serves as background music for video games.

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      Namaste Bollywood by ColourTunes

      This modern Indian tune with that incredible Bollywood spirit ala Slumdog Millionaire. Featuring bansuri, sitar, tanpura, tumbi, tabla, dholak. Best for cinematic plots, travel journey videos, globe trekker, adventures and uplifting projects. This inspiring worldbeat sounds will elevate mood and give a fresh start! Have fun with this that one!

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      Clubbin And Subbin Loop by Michael Musco

      This video game music combines a strong sound with a wild vibe. The modern 8 bit style combines with interesting synths to create music loop perfect for a wide variety projects including video games, arcade, puzzles, strategy, and more.

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      One Step Ahead Now by Music Box

      Motivational and an uplifting music track that evokes the feeling of success, growth, hope, and accomplishment. Suitable to be used as background music in business presentations, corporate videos, commercials, and innovative product promos.

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      Life Game NES CHIPTUNE by Victor Manuel Navarro

      In the current fashion full soundtrack recreation retro 8-bit style, here's my two cents. A song with a distinctive style that recalls the old days playing with consoles and computers of 8 Bit.

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      The Light Zone by Victor Manuel Navarro

      Melodic sequence produced entirely with KONAMI SCC sound from old MSX home computers. This characteristic sound was incorporated in some of the Japanese brand games that included a chip called SCC in their cartridges that added new sound capabilities to the 8-bit computers of the 80s era.

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      Air Forces by Gilberto Dagilly

      8 bit style retro loop for a video game. Excelent for little works.

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      Bball Time by Alexander Lisenkov

      Energetic and driving lo-fi hip-hop track, inspired by retro video game sound. It features hip hop beats and synths. This track would work well for sports-related videos and RPG games.

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      Funky Time Funk by Julio Kladniew

      Super positive funk track for sunny days. Modern, cool and elegant in the style of Daft Punk. Ideal for comedy soundtrack, lifestyle Instagram content, tv show intro, YouTube vlog, summer videos, or short video Clips. Enjoy!

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      Bella Vida by SoundWave

      Inspirational and romantic classical piano composition with beautiful and charming melody. An excellent musical accompaniment for the wedding dress choice, elegant commercial video, French riviera atmosphere, marriage ceremony, love story, romantic scenes, peaceful moments, and much more.

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      Level 101 by Alexander Lisenkov

      A dynamic electronic track in a positive mood. Featured instruments are oldschool and 8 bit synths. It would be nice for arcade game, hi tech or game videos.

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      The Wind From Desert by Ryo Utasato

      This track is a great example of the World Fusion mixed with Middle Eastern Epic sound. Featuring Arabian female chanting, tribal percussion, and hybrid electronic orchestra sound. Ideal for scenes where the battle is drawing near. Also good for films about desert life, traveling caravans, forbidden love, espionage, and danger.

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      Avenge Humanity 8bit by Victor Manuel Navarro

      Electronic retrowave style music sequence made entirely with an 8-bit sound extracted from old SEGA consoles. Cool dance tune well suits the retro game, marvel edition, fast-paced scenes, anime movie, and much more.

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      Towards The Foggy Mountains by DPmusic

      Emotional and airy chillstep music similar to Enigma with relaxing beat and warm atmospheric sound. Beautiful background for travel videos, car trip adventures, drone videos, nature views, landscapes, futuristic projects, science and technology videos or more.

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      Four Cases 8bit by Victor Manuel Navarro

      This anthemic melody with a somewhat Retro 1990's feel. In the chiptune, dance style is made entirely with an 8-bit sound. This track loops seamlessly.

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      Transatlantic Blow by Azovmusic

      A powerful and dramatic mix of modern classical music with dubstep elements. To create this triumphant and soaring mood hybrid orchestral strings, synthesizers, wobbly bass, and beats were used. Good suits as background melody for adventure scenes, 4k drone footage, natural landscapes, trendy boutique commercials, best motivation video, and much more

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      Tears Of Heaven by AleXZavesa

      This dramatic cinematic background music. Featuring electronic drums, glitch percussion, airy piano, and orchestral strings. It will enhance your product's image by creating a successful, fulfilling and inspirational atmosphere.

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      Epic Building by Azovmusic

      Bright and emotional modern classical composition featuring motivational orchestral sonorities that create inspiration. This background music is aimed to overcome obstacles. Ideal for romantic movie trailers, powerful advertising messages, motivational speeches, exciting intro, or progression from humble beginnings to great things.

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      Space Unlimited by AleXZavesa

      This is glitch electronic background music with a great modern sound. Featuring drums, deep bass, airy piano, and atmospheric synths. Perfect choice for timelapse video, drone footage, hi-tech science projects, software development, cutting-edge inventions, new technologies, smart gadgets, or scientific discoveries.

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      Day Of A Robot by Michael Adels

      Light and smooth electronic pop tune with chiptune influence and typical mini keyboard accompaniment. Suitable as backdrop music for educational content, kids invention ideas, robotic technologies, funny cartoons, vintage video game menu screen, toy shop, etc.

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      Flying Around by SoundWave

      Upbeat tropical house intro music with inspiring and uplifting sound. Think about romantic island holiday and people in search for sunshine, ocean waves, and blue sky. Ideal for wanderlust Youtube videos, travelogue, upscale commercial, podcast intro music or TV themes. Recorded with piano, synth, guitars, bass, and drums.

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      Adventurous by Azovmusic

      A bold and dramatic cinematic track that brings a lot of inspiration to the listener. Ideal to create a majestic and powerful mood to your project. Best suits for film scores, bio documentaries, eternal love scenes, emotional and heroic feeling, high impact scenes.

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      Jumping Exlporer by Paul Werner

      Follow me on this childish but still awesome adventure. Discover new worlds with these exciting chiptune retro beats and melodies.

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      The Red Cripple 8bit by Victor Manuel Navarro

      Robotic glitch with the sound of the console sega master system. High energy level, animated and forceful melody. Suitable for very futuristic and extraterrestrial projects, such as - opening screen, supernatural company logo, a slow-motion graphic clips, videogames, unearthly TV series, sci-fi cartoon movies, and much more.

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      Behind The Line Of Fantasy by Victor Manuel Navarro

      Digital tune with FM sound of the Sega Megadrive console. Great for video games such as Tetris, Minecraft, digital projects, robotic themed commercials, YouTube intros, and comic vine videos. Have fun.

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      In A Retrospective View by Yoav Alyagon

      Beautiful atmospheric background music with a peaceful and introspective tone. Perfect to add depth to a romantic plot, dramatic cinematic film, inspirational life story, aerial drone footage, new love, nostalgia, innocence and beauty.

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      Feeling Motion by Azovmusic

      An atmospheric and light future chill track featuring piano, mute guitar and synths creating inspirational and uplifting moods. Ideal to create an atmosphere of a big city in the dawn light or sunset. Great for commercial films, corporate slideshow music, new beginnings, green energy, organic lifestyle, timelapse visuals and more.

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      A Christmas Snow by SnowMusicStudio

      Orchestral and cinematic Christmas composition with a joyful rhythm, great heartwarming melody, and celestial choir. Perfect for TV Xmas advertising, uplifting holidays YouTube video, fairy winter commercial, the atmospheric festive specials, snowy scenes, and Happy New Year cheer. Enjoy!

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      Blue Code by Victor Manuel Navarro

      Fun electronic music with digital synth beats and 8bit elements. Suitable for retro games stylized projects, Minecraft YouTube tutorials, web advertising, cartoon animation, and more.

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      Its A Trick by Alexander Lisenkov

      This is an energetic track in a quirky and ironic mood. It's features vocal stabs, bouncy synths and can be used for funny videos or video games.

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      Nexstar Gen by Alistair Fernandes

      Old school electronic synthpop melody with hip-hop elements. Suitable for retro arcade games soundtrack, kids shows, or various action projects.

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    8 bit music is the term for making electronic tunes on sound chips used in old computers. The music can vary between styles, but is all related by the means in which it is created, through game consoles and vintage systems, that produce simple yet memorable synthesised beats. Whilst remaining niche, 8 bit music has become a genre in itself, which has also developed into what is known as chiptune.

    The popularity for making this music increased through the eighties and nineties, as the equipment began to reduce in price. This meant that individuals were able to create tunes inexpensively and by themselves in their own home. Classic devices to do this on included the Commodore 64, the Sega Game Gear and Megadrive, and in particular, the Nintendo DS and Gameboy. These remain the go-to ways of producing 8 bit music now.

    Great good old console games

    The music itself began for the original games themselves, as the only way to soundtrack them. The technology had many limitations, which became a benefit by resulting in a collective trademark sound, and it perhaps enhanced the inventiveness of the programmers to create catchy and effective tunes. The themes and sounds to old games such as Space Invaders, Pac Man, Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Mario are universally known and loved, not just for nostalgia, but also for the 8 bit music itself.

    Culture influence

    The genre became a more collective scene when events and club nights began to appear, especially in America, and there was a small but significant cultural chiptune movement also in the UK, Europe and Japan. Its influence even seeped into other music types, both mainstream and underground, with experimental rock bands sampling 8 bit tunes, and electronic dance music replicating the bleeps and beats.

    8 bit music in iPhone and iPad games

    Nowadays, it has become even simpler to find the facilities needed to create 8 bit music. There are several apps that can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets which successfully emulates the techniques and replicates sounds from the vintage consoles to allow users to produce their own chiptunes from the comfort of their iPad. This has seen its use in popular music increase, and whilst remaining a niche underground scene, has brought the genre to many more people worldwide.

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