Duet Competition Returns! It’s time for DV4!

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Duet Competition Returns! It’s time for DV4!

Are you looking for a different way to make music, make friends, learn and compete? Then Dynamic Vocals is for you. Dynamic Vocals, an exciting competition for duos, returns with its fourth season offering you the chance to do all that and more. You will be challenged to work with the duet partner of your choice throughout the competition.

Together your duo will, in experiments with various themes that will challenge you and your partner to work together to create music and use judges constructive feedback, allow you to progress as contestants and grow as musicians. Best of all, even if you have competed before, we have an all new line up of judges giving you a new group of people to learn from. So, whether you enter with someone you sing with often or a new Sing! friend, this competition has something for you.

Below, you can find more information but firstly we encourage you now to add the DV Official accounts on Sing! and Line so you can direct any questions.
Smule: @DynamicVocals
LINE:http://line.me/ti/p/%40dynamicvocals

Auditions are open now until Sunday 30th April! Please find yourself a partner and come up with a name for your team. You can only enter with one partner so chose wisely! Use the time over the next few weeks to get yourself prepared! We will be testing you in a variety of ways and it would be advantageous to know your partner’s voice well! The audition process if one that requires judges to vote on whether you qualify. 50% of the judges must agree that you should go through to progress to round one. You will not receive any feedback on your song for the auditions but will be notified whether you have been successful or not.

The DV4 Team is so excited to get started! So make sure you add the #DV4Auditions to the song of your choice and get ready to embark upon an adventure.

Again, check out our web site at http://duetcompetition.wix.com/dynamicvocals
Add Smule Sing!: @DynamicVocals
Add LINE: http://line.me/ti/p/%40dynamicvocals

Please share with your friends and start preparing! We can’t wait for you to join us for our fourth season!!!

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ACE Meet-Up 2017

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ACE Meet-Up

Finally the day had arrived! The day so many ACEs had been waiting for! Several members of the Sing group ACE Recordings had been saving for up to a year to be able to go to Liverpool on the weekend of March 24th to 26th.

The whole idea had come about when ACE_Stew77 extended an invitation to all ACE members for his 40th birthday. Due to his love of The Beatles, Stew had chosen Liverpool, birthplace of The Fab Four, to celebrate. So along with that and the fact that the city is steeped in Musical history, it made it a perfect destination for a S!NG group Meet-up. Who could say no?! …The rest they say is history!

Between the Friday and the Saturday, one by one the ACEs arrived, each one incredibly excited about the weekend.

People flew in from Germany, Sweden, Norway and even the USA! Several of the members have known each other for 3 or so years and have become close friends in that time so being able to meet in person for the first time was genuinely special. People talk daily on the app so it was just so comfortable and natural.

The Saturday in Liverpool was planned out with some ACEs booking on to the city’s famous Magical Mystery Tour, a tour of all the Beatles hotspots. Whilst others opted to get to know the city better with a little light shopping. However, in the evening everyone came back together again to celebrate Stews big 4-0. It was time to party, starting with a birthday dinner for Stew.

Then the ACEs hit the world famous Cavern Club! The club has been host to many famous acts, obviously starting with The Beatles but other acts over the years have included The Rolling Stones, Oasis and even more recently, Adele. It is definitely a very special place for people with an interest in music.

The rest of the weekend was filled with partying, singing, eating, having fun and getting to know each other even better. It was an incredible time shared with incredible people, and now the next ACE meet-up is already in planning! It was a sensational experience, something we all highly recommend.

Here is a few quotes about the weekend from some of the members:

“It was a like a family reunion! You guys are such a huge part of my life and it was amazing to laugh, drink and hang out with you all!”
– ACE_Stew77

“I hope to repeat the experience 20 000 more times!”
– ACE_Fabsinger90

“Everyone was so much fun, and just awesome company. I wish I didn’t drink so much! Don’t remember a lot from Saturday, except from waking up on a kebab!”
– ACE_Rapunzel

“My favorite part of the weekend was when I saw the happiness between ACEs when they met.”
– ACE_Peter

“My only regret is that there wasn’t more time! I love all of you so much and I can’t wait until the next meet-up!”
– ACE_oneluvkell

“It’s a weekend I shall never forget. I can honestly say I’ve never laughed so much or so hard over the course of 48 hours. It was the people that made it the most magical. I was able to meet some of my best friends and that was priceless.”
– ACE_BethanyGrace

Thank you, Smule! Without S!NG, none of us would have ever met!

 

  • ACE_Charlotte & ACE_BethanyGrace
    ACE leaders

 


Link to the video from the meetup: https://youtu.be/TD_iKC5VgGE

Photos:

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Product Update – Smoothing Effect

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Product Update – Smoothing Effect

We have a new effect available today on IOS and shortly on capable Android phones called the Smoothing effect. This effect is used to enhance the photo and removes any blemishes to create a fuller, more polished photo. The best part is – you can apply this on top of any filter! Check out the examples below:

 

 

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#SmulePickSlowDance is This Weeks Theme

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#SmulePickSlowDance 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: Slow Jam. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickJazz Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePickSlowDance Recording!

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

1) What songs do you slow dance to? Sing it or dance it. OR BOTH!

2) Add the hashtag#SmulePickSlowDance!

3) Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, April 13th, at noon PST.

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Sing “Say you won’t let go” by James Arthur on Smule

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Sing “Say you won’t let go” by James Arthur on Smule
Anybody who watches the X Factor knows that James was the winner for the ninth series of the British X Factor in 2012. Since then, James has many successful stories in his musical career. Shortly after winning the X Factor, James released his first single “Impossible” which sold 1.4 million copies in the UK placing his single at number one in the UK singles chart for an entire week. Following up with his next single, “You’re Nobody until Somebody Love You”, which had a strong traction placed number 2 on the UK singles chart. With two successful singles, James debuted his first album, Self-titled, in 2013 which places number 2 on UK Albums Chart. Many songs later, James signed with Columbia Records releasing his second studio album titled Back From the Edge.

Sing “Say you won’t let go” by James Arthur on Smule

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Monthly User Picks Playlist: Weezerden’s Musicians Playlist

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To celebrate our talented community, we decided to take it to the ones who knows it best -the community! Each month we will have a user to curate and feature stars, talent and overall passionate singers and entertainers. Introducing Monthly User Picks Playlist!

How does it work?

Each month we take a user who excels in a category (Jazz, CosPlay, acoustic, instrumentals, acapella etc) and leave it to them to operate a playlist on our explore screen in the Sing! App.

We will be announcing the personality a week before the new month and the playlist has started so feel free to reach out to that personality if you have related performances you think deserved to be featured. It’s up to the personality on how often the playlist will be changed. We are expecting it to be rotated 2-4 times/month.

Categories examples can be acoustic, musician, cos-play, Jazz, etc.

For the month of March, we are featuring @Weezerden!

Their are many people on the app that cares about acoustics and collaborating with fellow musicians, and one of them is Weezeden. Weezerden plays a key role in the Smule community as he has been here since the beginning (over 6 years!) In those years, he has helped shaped what the community is today – bringing on musicians of all sorts and recreating music with his own taste leaving him with endless possibilities. He resides in Indonesia and is a member of Smulenesians, largest local Sing community on Smule. On Smule, he focuses on musicians, acoustics, and creating amazing collaborations with other musicians in the Smule world. Overtime, he has recorded and uploaded over 30K songs!

Listen to his playlist and #WzdNBand for current and future collaborations.

Follow and contact him at:

Know someone who excels in a category/theme/genre?

E-mail us at Community@smule.com  

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