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#586517 03/19/20 01:50 PM
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Hi! We hope everyone is well and coping with the pandemic and all its challenges. We're doing fine.

Regrettably, I've not been able to do much with new music this year but I've taken some training on music production.

We are about to launch our first EP (mini album) entitled "Keep Looking Up" on iTunes, Spotify and everywhere you buy music. Here's a link that will notify you when the EP goes live in a few days.

The day our album goes live, it'll automatically be added to your Spotify library.

I used BiaB and RealBand for all the backing tracks. Although, I posted all five songs previously, I've remixed and mastered them to form a thematic "album." The EP includes five songs:

"For All Mankind", "Touch the Sun", "Guarding the High Frontier", "Keep an Eye on the Sun" and "Keep Looking Up"

All five have been posted on this Forum and are on my website:

In these dark days, we hope you'll find the stories and message of the EP both entertaining and uplifting.


Stay well.

Mike Bonadonna (DC SpaceDog)

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These are really good. Welldone

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Scott, Thanks for listening.

The EP is now out on all the music platforms like Spofify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc.

Thanks to all who have encouraged me over the years here on the PGMusic Forum. The EP may not make a dime but it's been a fun journey getting my music out there.

Thanks PGM.

Mike Bonadonna (DC SpaceDog)

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