We are OverClocked ReMix, releasing 3,000+ FREE video game music fan remixes since 1999. It's Fair Use Week, we promote VGM as an art form, and we embody the spirit of Fair Use! Ask Us Anything!
OC ReMix is a fan community creating free video game music arrangements (a.k.a. "ReMixes", capital R, capital M - BRANDING!) founded by David "djpretzel" Lloyd in 1999, which is pre-iPod/iOS/FLAC/YouTube/thumb drives/high-speed internet. The VGM arrangements submitted to the site are all peer reviewed for the level of interpretation, compositional quality, and production quality, and we encourage all genres of music. We're currently at 3,000+ individual arrangements as well as 60+ albums freely offered to gaming and music fans worldwide, and have been recruited for music projects by Capcom (Street Fighter, Mega Man), Eidos/Square Enix (Deus Ex), and more (TBA!).
Part of the mission of freely hosting interpretive VGM arrangements is the goal to promote VGM as an art form, as well as the original composers and companies that created the music we love. We have a comprehensive database of the games and songs arranged by our community, which we believe helps our case for Fair Use. We also host torrents of OC ReMixes for non-piracy purposes. :-D Lastly, as part of our Patreon campaign, we have a goal to file for 501(c)3 status to become an official non-profit organization.
In particular, if you have any legal questions on creating fan-made VGM arrangements/remixes, and whether what you're doing is a legitimate example of Fair Use, Meredith and Raza of Public Knowledge may be able to offer some insight.
- David "djpretzel" Lloyd (OC ReMix founder & president) - /u/djpretzel
- Larry "Liontamer" Oji (OC ReMix community manager & head submissions evaluator and yet... non-musican) - /u/LarryOji using /u/ocremix
- Meredith Rose (Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, ready to help with legal questions) - /u/MRose_PK
- Raza Panjwani (Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, also ready to assist with legal questions) - /u/panjwaniPK
- more OC ReMixers who want to chime in!
*This isn't merely a 2-hour or 1-day AMA! At the very least, Larry Oji will check for new questions until we get to them all. Seeing this many days later? You're good here, please ask away! :-)
How to join OC ReMix:
- OCR Forums: Talk video game music, games, pop culture, politics, or anything else at all with our community.
- Social stuffs: Tweeter / Bookface / YouTubez / SoundClouds [sic]
- Musician? Submit a video game arrangement for evaluation (must be your own)
- Donate: Support OCR on Patreon (all staff are all unpaid volunteers; funds only cover site & promotional costs, e.g. bandwidth, online advertising, equipment, event travel).
We also did a self-AMA in 2013 when our free 5-disc Final Fantasy VI tribute album was released; lots of previous Q's got A'ed there!