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  1. I found this awesome recording of "Winter Wonderland" on #Smule: https://t.co/DiV4SzCeDm @SarahMcLachlan #SingKaraoke
  2. Wow, that is awesome to see a team this dedicated! I have written music for a couple teams, but their interest runs short and they eventually stop posting and emailing each other. But, I am glad to see awesome things coming from a fairly new team!
  3. You guys have some amazing art work! Are you guys a fairly new team?
  4. Nice! This looks like a pretty fantastic game. The art is very nice!
  5. Hello Everyone! I had the awesome experience to write the score for one of the episodes of the YouTube series, "Changing Times."   Here is the episode: http://youtu.be/n-iu3H5ToI4   Again, I had a Fantastic Experience!
  6. Took a nap after taking the dog on a walk. Now I am refreshed for some more music!
  7. Hey everyone! Here is my winter piece: "Winter Dance"! Hope you enjoy! Winter Dance http://t.co/gKSEHel6 on #SoundCloud
  8. Nearing a THOUSAND plays and listens on sound cloud! A major milestone in the beginning of my composition career! Thank you so much for all your support everyone!
  9. Need to finish the winter peice soon. Learning better mixing skills and training my ear for the better..hopefully haha!
  10. Goind to be getting internet at my apt soon, so I can get further on my music career a little faster. Beats going to mcdonalds every morning to get some work done! haha
  11. A super hero theme inspired piece! Hope you enjoy! Dark Hero http://t.co/gR8zx6oO on #SoundCloud
  12. Hey everyone! Still trying my hardest to be a successful media composer!
  13. Hello, This game looks amazing! The bit graphics are impressive as well!
  14. Hello, This sounds like a noble cause! I am a beginning composer for media, and any help and tips would be great! I would love to write music for all games, and mobile games are included!