Smule User Spotlight: Jon

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Smule User Spotlight: Jon

Jon is a new(er) member to Smule, but that doesn’t make him newbie. He is a huge part of the community as he is connected with many groups like Sing Republic, who Alimone_SR is also apart of. She says, “Jon has been such a great friend and musical inspiration since I met him. He’s so supportive of his sing ‘family’ and truly loves being able to share his love for music with so many other talented singers on the app. He also surprises me with how versatile he is. One minute he’s singing Sinatra and the next he’s jamming out to some Aerosmith! I had the pleasure of meeting him at a Smule meet up in February and he blew my socks off with his live karaoke performances! Truly a wonderful guy.”

Get to know Jon a little bit more!

Username:

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Favorite Performance:

It’s always super hard to choose a favorite performance on the app, but it has to be with @ALimone_SR. Her amazing voice, grit and love she puts into singing is incredible! We just did a cover of “Love In An Elevator” by Aerosmith and rocked it!! It gave us a chance to step out of our comfort zone and shred an 80s tune!

Check it out here:

Fun Fact about you:

I’m a huge nerd! My favorite movie(s) are the Back To The Future Trilogy and Star Wars Movies. I collect comics, play video games and have been known to visit a Comic-Con or two.

What makes you excited to Sing:

The fact that I can sing with others around the world makes my heart happy! I’ve met people on here that are not just friends – they are my family.

Thank you to Sing Republic, Music1st, Novus and One Love for allowing me to join their Sing! family!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Well, I would want to be Deadpool! Witty, funny, nuts and can kick butt! Also, can regenerate. I can’t die! lol

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#SingWithYourHEART Duet Contest

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Community Contest: #SingWithYourHEART Duet Contest

Great news for our Indonesian Smule Sing! users!! SmuleNesians (the Indonesian Smule Community) is having a huge event: #SingWithYourHEART Duet Contest! The contest, which is supported by Campina Ice Cream and Smule, is going to be held between May 1 to May 31, 2016.

NOTE: This is not a Smule initiated contest.

These are the steps to be a part of the contest:
  1. The contest is open for all Indonesian Smule Sing! app users, who lives in Indonesia only.
  2. Download Smule Sing! Karaoke app and sing any song with the theme: LOVE from Smule’s Songbook, with anyone you love (it can be with spouse, friend, or family).
  3. You can make your own music, as long as the song selection is already available in the Smule Songbook.
  4. It must be in VIDEO and DUET format. Or it can be a SOLO format, with maximum two people in the screen (Group format is not allowed).
  5. You must include any part of HEART Ice Cream (by Campina) in the video (it can be the ice cream, the packaging, the accessories, the logo, etc). Be creative!
  6. It must be a new performance (made from May 1 until May 31).
  7. Put #SingWithYourHEART, #SmuleNesians and #Campina hashtags on the performance description.
  8. Submit your performance by filling up the Registration Form at www.smulenesians.com/singwithyourheart
  9. You must post your performance to your Facebook and Instagram and put #SingWithYourHeart hashtag in the posts. Make sure you set the private settings into “Public”.
  10. You can submit more than one video, but with different duet partner.
  11. There will be Top 15 Finalists who will be picked for the Final Round.
  12. There will be 6 Couples who will be picked for the Winner, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up, 3rd Runner Up, Most Creative Winner and Most Viral Winner.
 
Prizes (both for the winner and the partner)
The Winner: an iPhone 6 – 128 Gb; a trophy; performing LIVE at the 2nd SN GIGS (including transportations and accommodations); and a free 3 months Smule VIP subscription.
  • The 1st Runner Up: Sennheiser Momentum 2 Series headphone; free ticket to attend the 2nd SN GIGS; and a free 3 months Smule VIP subscription.
  • The 2nd Runner Up: Shure 55 SH Series microphone; free ticket to attend the 2nd SN GIGS; and a free 3 months Smule VIP subscription.
  • The 3rd Runner Up: a prize from Campina Ice Cream; free ticket to attend the 2nd SN GIGS; and a free 3 months Smule VIP subscription.
  • The Most Creative: a prize from Campina Ice Cream; free ticket to attend the 2nd SN GIGS; and a free 3 months Smule VIP subscription.
  • The Most Viral: a prize from Campina Ice Cream; free ticket to attend the 2nd SN GIGS; and a free 3 months Smule VIP subscription.
For more info and registration, click: www.smulenesians.com/singwithyourheart
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#SmulePick80s Is This Week’s Theme!

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#SmulePick80s Is This Week’s Theme!

Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: Groups. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickGroups Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePick80s Recording!

This coming week’s theme is 80s! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

1) Create any performance from the 80s!

2) Add the hashtag #SmulePick80s!

3) Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, May 5th, at noon PST.

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Smule Presents: Diego (xYego) Montana

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Smule Presents: Diego Montana Music – smule.com/xyego

Diego has been on Smule for years and is a huge part of the community.  He is recognized for his original music, creative album covers, unique voice, and we can’t forget about those harmonies. We were excited to finally meet him in St. Paul, Minnesota, and film him for this month’s Smule Presents video. We were not disappointed. Diego’s dark, edgy, and modern style inspired us to explore a whole new filming style from what Smule Studio had done previously.

So what do you get when you have two rooms, a projector, and one very talented singer? THIS.

Making of the Video

We asked Diego what kind of aesthetic he likes. Among other things, he mentioned minimalist graphics, black and white, and brick walls. When we tried to combine all three, the idea struck us: Projected graphics! Before the shoot, artist Nick Hess designed a bunch of minimalist motion graphics with us and Diego. On the day of the shoot, we rented a very powerful 7000 Lumens projector, hooked it up to a laptop, and projected the graphics onto a white studio wall as well as a brick wall. You can see both setups in the video — One that is crisp and modern inspired by the stress of adulthood, and another that is softer and more nostalgic, inspired by childhood.

Smule Interviews Diego

How was your overall experience?

My overall experience during this whole thing has been amazing. Everyone has been so helpful, and it was SO much fun. Being able to create music, and see it come to life is such a cool experience. It didn’t seem like we were working at all.

Did you experience any challenges?

I wouldn’t say there were any huge challenges. If I had any concerns about anything the crew was literally right there to fix any problems or reassure me on things.

What was your favorite part?

The actual shooting was my favorite part, but everything was so much fun. Shopping with Mikal (the shoot stylist) at the Mall Of America, debates about cornbread (which I HATE, lol) with Alyce (the director), or her reminders of “Diego, we need you to put your shoes on now.” And uber adventures with Mark after the shoot (director of photography). I can’t really pick one thing.

And most memorable?

The most memorable part of the week was actually shooting the video. It was A LOT of work, but so much fun. Being able to just perform for hours is my favorite thing. It’s really hard to pick the “favorite” or “most memorable” because the entire experience was amazing.

Share a fun fact?

I think the funniest thing about this shoot was the constant debates about the fact that I don’t like cornbread. Everything was really light hearted and fun.

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Sing “Stressed Out” with Diego
http://bit.ly/DiegoonSing

Check out Diego’s Channels
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xDiegoMontanaMusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xdiegomontana
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xdiegomontana/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/diego-montana-498985405
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2VmofWdTPgCH7ig5KRedVA

Music Video Credits
Directed by Alyce Tzue: http://www.alycetzue.com
Cinematographer Mark Sandhoff: http://marksandhoff.com
Grooming and Styling by Mikal Sky: http://www.mikalsky.com

More Info
Nominate yourself or a friend to star in a music video! http://bit.ly/SmulePresents
Want to qualify? Join the Smule Community: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing!…
More on Smule: http://www.smule.com

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Community Contest – Vocal Edge (Season 4)

 

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We are excited to promote our friends at Vocal Edge with their latest contest – Vocal Edge Season 4! Auditions begin May 2nd and the contest lasts 10 weeks! You can check out more information on their website OR find out more information below by the host, Brett (VE_Brett_MOF)! 

 

What: Vocal Edge – Season 4

Vocal Edge has had 3 successful seasons, (and 2 spinoffs – respectively based in Musical Theatre and Country Music).  

Created by Brett Walker (VE_Brett_MOF), Vocal Edge is an ultimate test of Vocal Versatility and has grown a reputation for being organised, fair and a true testament to your abilities and development as artists and vocalists.

When:

Auditions will be open May 2nd 2016 – May 8th 2016.  The competition then runs a weekly schedule, lasting approximately 10 weeks.

Playlist will be up on May 4th! :)

How to sign up:

You just need to audition at any judges page, (VE_Brett_MOF), and as soon as you get a YES vote from any four from the team of judges, you’re into the competition!  Last season Vocal Edge accepted 799 individual contestants from 1212 individual auditions.

Structure of contest:

The competition follows a weekly structure, with themes announced on a Monday, and due on a Saturday.  The results are then announced on the following Monday before the new theme releases for the surviving contestants.  At all times, a countdown clock and other useful info is available at www.vocaledgecompetition.com which also includes lots of information about previous seasons, and its contestants, including links back to their Smule profiles so that you can easily follow and collaborate.

All results show full scores and critiques so that you can fully understand every aspect of the competition. There are no secrets.

Winners will receive fun prizes!

 

Rules:

  • Songs are required to be submitted according to the theme each week, of course on Smule, and must be tagged correctly with the hashtag for the round.  Guidance and support is given every step of the way to ensure all information is fully communicated.
  • Mutual respect and support for the contestants are maintained at all times, and enforced between contestants consistently.
  • In order to have a full selection of songs, Smule VIP is highly recommended for the duration of the competition, however, the competition is open to everyone regardless of status.

 

How will winner be chosen:

  • There is a panel of talented judges and coaches, all dedicated to give honest critique, and to help you to hone your abilities and improve your skills as the competition progresses.
  • The highest scores each week survive, and a running total of each contestant for the entire competition is kept in case of a tiebreak.
  • The winner is the person who gets the highest scores in the final round.  Its that simple!
  • We really hope you will join Vocal Edge, and help to keep growing this magnificent musical community.

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#SmulePickGroups is This Week’s Theme!

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Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description from Smule’s Songbook for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: 21stCentury! Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.



This coming week’s theme is: Groups! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week.

  1. Sing with a group of 3 or more– it could be anyone (doesn’t need to be a Smule group)
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickGroups
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, April 29th, at noon PST.

It’s that easy! Each Friday we’ll post a new theme, giving you the chance to be featured in the Smule Picks playlist and on our social sites!

 

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