So far, we have seen an incredible amount of auditions – all displaying your personality, talent, singing skills, and so on. Couldn’t be prouder of our Smule community reaching out and auditioning to capture their dreams. Or even if it’s just to try something new and see where it takes you. Whatever it is – we support you. Have fun and rock on!
A couple reminders from the Voice below:
Must be over the age of 13
Please use video if you have the option
Keep the default sound effect (“Studio”) and don’t add other sound effects.
How do you audition for the Voice?
Your performances will be heard by the Voice, and if you’re chosen, you will get to cut in line and go right to the front for The Voice live open call auditions in cities across America. Here’s how:
Launch the app
Go to The Voice audition page.
Sing! one of the 11 songs offered. Please sing just one of them.
One of our largest nation-based communities built around talent, community, and pushing boundaries on a musical level. Proud to say this group really embodies what it means to be a community: to celebrate, grow and support. In all 4 years we have worked with them, we have have only seen above and beyond. To celebrate their 4 years of on-going community, we have their playlist up under “Hot Recordings” on Sing!
This team of leaders, and do-ers have been working effortlessly to bring the app new music, creating new styles of music, ideas, and talent, and continued support to communities. Additionally, they have provided their community with contests, challenges, largest and longest Smule meet-ups to date that served several hundred people, donating to charities and their on-going virtual gigs.
We are very lucky to have our friends at SmuleNesians build such a solid foundation for people to grow and share experiences, together.
Smule is partnering with Brent Rivera and the Hollister Co. team to help spread awareness on bullying – what it is, the impact it has on people and what we can do to take action. This annual anti-bullying campaign has been very successful since they launched it in 2013. Since then, they’ve donated over $1,000,000 to the cause, reached over 1,750,000 students and awarded 30 scholarships for those who bravely overcame bullying.
On September 30th, 2016, Hollister launched it’s anti-bullying campaign and educational program for the fourth year in a row. This year’s campaign – All Equal – features 18 year old social media personality, Brent Rivera, as the central spokesperson for the campaign . In the video above, Brent goes into great detail on what bullying looks like, why it isn’t cool and simple things we can do to prevent it.
“This partnership and campaign mean a lot to me. ALL EQUAL helps create much needed awareness for the issue of bullying and I was honored to not only help support this initiative, but to have direct input in the type of content that is sent out to schools,” said Brent Rivera. “I think the video will be interesting to middle and high school students and I hope that more teens will start to stand up for what is right and help end bullying.”
Today, you can take part in the campaign on Smule!
Join Lukas Graham on “Mama Said” and create your own video duet, then share on social media.
Tag your performance and hashtag your posts –> @LukasGraham @HollisterCo #HCoAllEqual #HCOxBrent
Share your bully stories with firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent has started us off! Check out his duet with Lukas on “Mama Said.”
Bullying and cyberbullying takes place everywhere – it’s a topic important to our community. At Smule, we strive to build and maintain an inclusive and embracing community. Supporting this campaign is part of our ongoing effort to spread awareness of bullying and ensuring that Smule is a fun and safe environment.
A personal story from our Smule Ambassadors …
“I was bullied at different points through elementary school, jr. high and high school and as someone who has lived it, I can honestly say that it’s one of the most difficult hardships one can endure.
I used to eat my lunch in a bathroom stall, terrified to face the hallways and the cafeteria for fear of ridicule. One day I decided I had had enough. I sat with my thoughts for a long while and remembered all the things I loved about ME and reminded myself that NO ONE could ever take them away.
To anyone who is being bullied, nobody can have power over you. Take it back. Remember who you are, love yourself first and foremost and know that even in the darkest of times, the light will return. You CAN and WILL survive it and you’ll emerge stronger, wiser, and more compassionate.
You’re not alone.” – Chanticleer
“We at Singtopia Community are fortunate to have over 6,000 amazing members who not only are dedicated to the Sing! App but also embrace the guidelines in our community to create a more positive Sing! experience . Members have shared with us their feelings and concerns which many include hateful comments they receive and at times direct personal attacks on or off the app. The advice we give to our members is to remain positive, to love yourself and to reflect on what music means to them and why they joined the app. Be confident in all you do and enjoy the app for YOU! The Sing! Community is a global one that includes persons young and old with many language barriers and different personalities. It is always best to take those negative comments and turn them into a positive outcome.” – Maria Sings
“Bullying or just mean people in general are very few on Smule, because as a whole it’s a pretty supportive and inviting community. However, when it does happen, it hurts. Don’t allow people to tell you you’re not allowed to be upset about it, because you’re in charge of your own feelings. It took me a while to realize every comment doesn’t warrant a response, and most of the time that’s all those people want. My advice is to keep singing, and using the app the way YOU want. It’s all for fun in the end.”
Exciting news for Sing! iOS users: Now you can bookmark invites you’d like to join later!
Have you ever lost track of an invite that you wanted to join? Or forgot about one until it was too late? As one of the most requested features from our community, bookmarking invites will allow you to track those you want to join in one place, easily keeping tabs on how long you have to join. We’re testing this feature on iOS first, and it will come to Sing Android next month.
To bookmark an invite, tap the “…” button from screens you see an invite you want to bookmark. Then choose “Bookmark Invite”:
Your bookmarks will be privately saved to the Invites tab under your own profile, below the invites you created.
Expired and closed invites will be automatically removed from your bookmark list. To manually remove a bookmark, go to your bookmark list and tap “…” then “Remove Bookmark”.
We hope this helps you join more collabs and connect with more of your friends. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or suggestions!