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Today seems to be the day that unique, experimental, CC-licensed record labels show up on our radar. 8bitpeoples, “a collective of artists sharing a common love for classic videogames”, specializes in retro video game goodness, creating music that reflects a clear obsession with old NES soundtracks and the wonderfully brittle noises of the Commodore 64.

Less record label than musical co-op (think Elephant 6 in an arcade) 8bitpeoples release their various works under a CC BY-NC-ND license, allowing their musical creations to be legally shared freely across the web. Check out their back catalog here, complete with aesthetically similar cover art.

Posted 15 February 2008