CHIPCACHE GONE, NEW SONGS, AFFILIATE, NEWS

So after a brief vacation we are all back. I hope everyone enjoyed their July 4th here in the states. Lots of news to catch up on. Most importantly the Chipcache label has had to dissolve itself sadly, due to financial and legal problems. We wish the creators of chipcache all the luck in the world in their future endeavors, as well as all the bands residing on that label.

RIP CHIPCACHE.

So much other stuff to get into as well. Let us get all the new songs out of the way first. Dolegay, Geek Beat King, pIENESS: THE HARD CORPS, and Tin Soldier Empire all have new songs up on their respective pages.Push Start covers some Super Mario Sunshine and a Super Mario medley while Super Nintechno ably covers The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s Song of Storms. Temp Sound Solutions has a song from his last live show for your enjoyment. capitalSTEPS has 2 brand new remixes up. Finally, 2 new songs from the forthcoming album, March of Fatima, from The Flight Orchestra. Hope you enjoy all that good stuff.
San Antonio, Texas based Premium Games are hard at work on a free compilation CD and now have a myspace page dedicated to that fact. Their compilation includes bands and artists such as Spheres of Chaos, Tin Soldier Empire, XOC, Push Start, and The Minibosses. Check out their page for the full line up.
Just had to mention that Dataage has a new logo that I am definitely digging. Check it out.

We have a new affiliate in 2 Player Productions. These guys are hard at work on a VGM documentary. They are great folks and you should definitely check out their site.
Radio Sega now has an all Sonic radio channel running all summer to celebrate Sonic’s 15th Anniversary
Lastly, 8 Bit Weapon has announced that he is working on new material as well as producing ComputeHer’s forthcoming album.

P.S. Gamewave Podcast has a third episode up so tune in!

MUSIC AND SITE NEWS

I wanted to point you folks to a podcast I highly recommend and is brought to us by the good folks at National Public Radio. This webcast is called Press Start and they are currently two episodes strong. In their second podcast they discuss the topic of video game music, so definitely listen in. In music, chiptune artist Lutin has recently released some new songs for download from his upcoming full length release on Chipcache, which will be dropping on October 6th.
In site news, We’ve finally got some footage up. All thanks to the great people from 2 Player Productions. They are working on a documentary currently titled Play A Video Game Music Documentary. We have some Youtube rough cuts right now but you can expect more footage and exclusive footage soon. They have their own page now in the media section, and we currently have three pieces of theirs up. Enjoy!
Also, good pal Leo from Push Start has hooked us up with some of this sweet artwork of his for us here at GM4A. This drawing is available for download as a wallpaper. Just click on the picture here, or go to the downloads section to snap it up!

LINKS

I figured it was high time I talk about some of the links over on the right side now. Play-Asia and Game Music Online are both great places to pick up official VGM soundtracks. LA By Word of Mouth is a great site that has info on lots of great shows, concerts, and events in the Los Angeles area. They also have lots of great giveaways as well. Pulp Arcade is another great site who focuses on video game comic books, and does a very fine job of it as well. The Gamewave Podcast all about VGM inspired music and is presented by Joe Allen and Mike Cook, two members of the band Spheres of Chaos, and should really be checked out. Dataage is a group who sets up concerts and events all along the west coast involving many great electronic musicians. Chipcache is a new netlabel who is dedicated to 8 bit and chiptune music, they have lots of amazing artists on their label so definitely check them out. Now last of all is Split Reason is a great website who offers many great video game and computer inspired t-shirts. I hope you check out these sites, Game Music 4 All very much endorses each of them. Thanks.
Also if anyone has websites, forums, or anything else who may want to become an affiliate or exchange links, feel free to contact us. Thanks.

UPDATES AND NEWS

So I updated the band list with band artists from # - A, so check that out. Also got a new link in the form of Chipcache, a label for some awesome chiptune artists like Animal Style and Acrodot. A sad moment for gaming music recently. The OneUps have broken up, but that loss comes with an upside. They are getting rid of their left over merchandise for low low prices if you head over to OneUp Studios. Also on a sad note, computer scientist Alan Kotok has passed away this week. A person who played an important role in the first computer game “Spacewar!” Bone up on your gaming history people!