Behind the Scenes with @adriannamondelli

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We flew out 5 Smulers to sing and participate in a TV ad with Train. Check out their experiences and photos below!
1.  How was the overall experience working behind the scenes for a Train commercial?

It was absolutely amazing. Everyone involved was extremely welcoming and professional. I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable experience, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.

2. Was it what you expected being in front of a camera for a film production?
I’ve had experience in front of cameras in the past, and whereas I always get butterflies at first, thankfully the entire cast and crew made it extremely comfortable. I had the time of my life!

3.Was it different from what you are normally used to?
It was a very different experience from what I’m used to. It was so unbelievably inspiring to see so many different people with different talents coming together at the same time on the same day to make a commercial that represents people from all over the world coming together in song, by doing just that.

4. What was your favorite part?
4)EVERYTHING! I was able to work hand in hand with incredible industry professionals, laugh and create memories with the whole Smule family, experience a beautiful new city, make life long friends, OH, and work with TRAIN!!!!

5. Do you see yourself doing a music career down the road? If so, where should we keep our eyes out and/or follow you
Well thanks to Smule, I am lucky enough to be currently pursuing a career in music. I was discovered and signed all through a Smule video, and it has been a dream come true working with the Smule community. I will forever hold them close to my heart as family.
You can follow my journey on
Facebook/Instagram/Smule:
@adriannamondelli
Twitter/Snapchat: @adrimondelli
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Smule Meet Up: Germany

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Thank you Smule for bringing us together. This Meetup really was a Family Meetup. We felt like we’ve known each other for forever. We will never forget this Weekend. We live for Music, live for singing and now we also live for this Family. This is real love. We had so much fun, we shared Tears, it was amazing. This connection is unbelievable. Nobody will ever understand this feeling of Love. This group really is not only a group. Every single one is wonderful. You can’t describe that in words. But in these Persons you find: Authenticity, Empathy, Sincerity, Respect, true Love and social Engagement. It doesn’t matter how old you are… it doesn’t matter if you are a women or a man. It doesn’t matter where you’re from.  We come from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It doesn’t matter if you are fat, thin, ugly or beautiful. You are accepted as the one you are. This is a family, in which is helped without hesitation. Music connected. We have a base together which is based on so much cordiality, fun and love. Without smule we wouldn’t have found each other. Strangers has become Souls. Thank you Smule!!!!
Written by JeaneAlexius
Group: T_A_P
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#SmulePickAlternative is This Weeks Theme

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#SmulePickAlternative is This Weeks 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: Soul. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickSoul Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePickAlternative Recording!

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

  1. Sing and upload an alternative song!
  2. Add the hashtag#SmulePickSoul
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, May 18th, at noon PST
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Smule Presents: Daniel Loeillot

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Last year we ran a program called Smule Presents for a year – where we highlighted our talented users through music videos to showcase our users in their creative light alongside working with the Smule Studio production team led by Alyce. You can find those videos here. During one of the last videos we presented, we flew him on alongside with 3 others around the globe to sing a mashup of two songs. You can find the video here (it’s pretty amazing.) This was a mash-up of “One Call Away” and “Love Yourself.” Over the new couple months, we will post all of the four individual videos we made while they were here (so maybe, more mini- Smule Presents)!

You can find their experience on Smule Presents here!

First up: Dan Loeillot! He has been on the app for almost 3 years and he resides in Paris where he performs. He generally sings a combination of R&B, rap, pop and deep soulful music. His music video was made on the song, “Apologize” by One Republic as a dedication to his friend.


1) Why did you pick the song you sang? 
I decided to sing this song because when I was young, my best friend Eric used to play it on the piano and I would be singing singing. Now he lives in Australia, and I miss him a lot, this video is dedicated to him.

2) What challenges do you see as an upcoming artist? 
The artist lifestyle is a challenge itself. The best challenge for me as an upcoming artist is to create music, be on stage and make my family proud of me.

3) What is your favorite kind of style to sing? 
I am a huge fan of 90’s R’n’B ballads, like Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men kind of style.

4) Who is your inspiration?
Tori Kelly is such an inspiration for me. I always watched her videos since the beginning.

5) How can people follow you?
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Behind the Scenes with @Sarah_TV

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We flew out 5 Smulers to sing and participate in a TV ad with Train. Check out their experiences and photos below!

1.  How was the overall experience working behind the scenes for a Train commercial?


It felt more like a vacation rather than work, it was seriously amazing being able to experience and be a part of making the commercial. I had so much FUN!

2. What was it like getting hair/makeup/wardrobe done by professionals?

I felt so pampered, all I had to do was sit there while they made me all beautiful.  Just like the movies!  One fun little adventure is when the wardrobe team tried to stuff me into Adrianna’s fluffy pink bathrobes!  She’s about 5 ft tall and tiny and I’m 5’8” and not at all tiny!  Haha that was funny!  They gave me a new outfit…

3.  Was it fun to hang out with other Smule members. If so, what was your favorite part and why?

No, ha! Just kidding, of course it was amazing!  I’ve known and sung with most of them on Smule for about two years now and finally getting a chance to meet them was so special.  We were also able to do a little Smule mini meetup with other Smulers in the area!! I think my favorite part was the last night we were there everyone came to my hotel room and we just jammed out singing songs together. I didn’t want it to end.

4. Is it what you expected?

I didn’t know what to expect honesty and everything was a bit of a mystery because it was kind of “hush-hush”.  We were only given information as we needed it know it.  It was amazing seeing how much goes into a commercial production.  The team was really incredible to watch.  So many little things you don’t think about were going on.  For example, in my kitchen scene, instead of there being actual boiling water on the stove someone would sneak under the counter and spray fake fog every 20 seconds!  Singing in a plume of fake boiling water is interesting!!

5.  Do you see yourself doing a music career down the road? If so, where should we keep our eyes out and/or follow you?

I definitely am striving for a music career and you can find me on FaceBook, Instagram, YouTube, and also my website: www.sarahcleary.com  I am getting ready to release my latest single May 21st called Empty Words!  It will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, iHeart etc. I am excited to share it with you so please watch for an upcoming preview!

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Smule fuels more music in the world with $54 million capital raise led by Tencent

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Smule fuels more music in the world with $54 million capital raise led by Tencent

Smule is on a mission to change the way the world experiences music. With 52 million monthly active users creating over 20 million songs every day, Smule is transforming the landscape of music from one of passive listening to one of collaborative creation and expressive sharing. On Smule, users are inspired to engage with music at its roots, as a creative, social and interactive medium, and collaborate with and listen to all types of music, with anyone from anywhere in the world. With this vision in mind, Smule is taking the next step to scale the platform with $54 million in a strategic financing round led by Tencent, which joins existing investors including Adams Street Partners, Bessemer Ventures, Floodgate, Franklin Templeton, Granite Ventures, and Shasta Ventures.

Tencent shares Smule’s passion for music and for connecting people. Through its “Connection” strategy, Tencent has been cultivating a vibrant ecosystem, enabling users to communicate, socialize and enjoy content and services efficiently on its integrated platforms with music as its key focus.

“Tencent believes that music is universal and Smule is pioneering a new and unique way for people to create and engage with music. Our investment in Smule will expand our exposure to the promising potential of the digital music market,” said Poshu Yeung, Tencent’s Vice President of International Business.

With the investment, Smule will turn the volume up on its global presence and enable more people to experience music in a new way. In 2016, revenue grew 54 percent to $101 million, monthly active users increased by 52% and subscribers by 100%. This is all driven by a deeply social global community where users are creating more music in the world every day, with other users and major global artists like TrainEd SheeranShawn MendesRizky FebianLuis Fonsi, and Christian Nodal.

Most recently, Smule debuted its first ever national broadcast commercial for their Smule Sing! app featuring the Grammy-award winning rock band Train singing along to their new global hit single “Play That Song” with some of the app’s biggest users. The app and commercial hope to move listeners beyond passive listening and into participating in music creation.

“We are always looking for creative and innovative ways to connect with our fans,” said Pat Monahan of Train. “Smule allows us to engage with our fans on a deeper level and we can’t wait to see all the amazing duets of ‘Play That Song’ on Smule Sing!”

 

 

 

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