Need free music for your game, YouTube video, podcast, or any other form of media? Check out my Royalty-Free Music options.

Music is freely available for non-commercial projects. Contact me if you need to use any music for a commercial project, or if you need custom audio.



Orchestral / Piano

Retro Game Style



Projects with My Music

Nathan Blake Games

Chromatose logo

Quantum Catburetor screenshot
Bro-Mag Arena screenshot
Pieni Saari screenshot

Yours screenshot

Scenes in a Globe screenshot

WorldSim screenshot

Jardin screenshot

Catsorbed screenshot
(w/ Bernard Machado)

Royalty-Free Music

The following music is available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. You can use the music in non-commercial work with credit (as shown below).


Modifications are also allowed, but if you do, you must release the modified work under the same license. The credit must be easily accessible and written as:

Contains music ©2018 Joshua McLean (
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Please let me know if your project uses any of this music. I’d love to do my best to promote your work.

If you are interested in using the music in a commercial project, please purchase the EX Version using the buttons below. These versions include a commercial license, the original tracks as high-quality WAV files. The EX Plus Version of each pack also includes separated stems which you are free to use in your own work. (Coming soon)

Interested in custom music? Have any questions or comments? See my about section for how to contact me.

If you use the music, please provide a donation ($5 recommended) or support my Patreon campaign. You can also show support by purchasing or streaming my music on your favorite digital music store. Thank you.

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Dark Piano / Ambient / Electronic

Synthesized Guitar and Piano



The 8 Bits to Infinity Stream is a daily streaming event on Twitch:

  • Game development: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings 11am to 2pm EST
  • Gaming: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights 4pm to 7pm EST

I record all gameplay videos and put them up on the 8 Bits to Infinity YouTube channel. There are hundreds of past videos for you to enjoy there, including classic retro games, modern games, and game jams.

Charlie the Cat Bot takes care of many features for my Twitch chat. These pages explain the community guidelines and bot commands to get the most out of viewing and interacting.

About Me

I’m Joshua McLean: music composer, solo game developer, streamer, gamer, and writer. Video games have always been a huge part of my life, and I love music, programming, and games more than anything else.

My inspiration comes from the beautiful sounds of legendary composers including Yasunori Mitsuda, Graeme Norgate, Michiru Yamane, Grant Kirkhope, Koji Kondo, Ben Prunty, David Wise, Akira Yamaoka, and Jesper Kyd. Ronan Hardiman, Yanni, Ferry Corsten, and VNV Nation have also had a notable effect on my sound.

I compose music for a variety of styles including electronic, orchestral, chiptune, other retro game styles, and rock. If you’re looking for amazing custom audio to amp up the quality of your game, send me a note through email or Twitter.


Twitter: @mrjoshuamclean

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