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SmuleFest 2016

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Last year, we held our first SmuleFest where we came together to celebrate our love for music and community. It was a special time for Smule as we hosted over 700 people to enjoy an evening of music, singing and dancing with T-Pain, Tony Lucca, and Todd Carey. Check out our recap video!

This year, we are proud and excited to announce we our hosting our SECOND SmuleFest  – SmuleFest 2016, featuring performances by multi-talented superstar Jason Derulo and Smule community’s own Tom Bleasby! The event will be held at Public Works in San Francisco. Tickets are free while they last and the first drink is on us if you’re early. So make sure to RSVP to get your ticket here!

Tom Bleasby:

Tom Bleasby has been a Smule user since 2012. Outside of the Smule community, he is known  for his video duet with Jessie J, which quickly went viral and landed him a guest spot on Ellen. Tom was also a contestant on X Factor 2015. We are excited for him to be our first community member to be featured at SmuleFest!

Jason Derulo:

Yup. You read correctly. We are absolutely thrilled that Jason Derulo will be performing at SmuleFest 2016! Singer, songwriter, dancer, Jason Derulo now has eleven career platinum singes, and you can come see him live at SmuleFest! Read more about Jason here or sing with him on Smule here!

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Invites Update

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Hello Sing!ers,

You want to get the word out about your collabs. And, you want to know about ones you can join. This is why invites are so important, and we’ve heard from and talked to many of you about how to improve the invitation system.  Turns out there are many areas that needed addressing under the hood to make it easier for you to send and receive invites from people you care about.

Today’s update addresses key frustrations that we’ve heard from you on how invites are sent and received.  This may be a big change for some of you used to the old system.  Don’t worry, we’re not done.  This is where we need your help – try the new invites system and let us know what you think.  Know that we will not rest until this new system is working even better than before.

Without further ado, here’s a quick look at the key changes.

One Invites List

Your “Invites” list under “Notifications” will show all the invites sent by people you are following.  We’ve consolidated all the invites from singers you follow and care about into one list.  You don’t need to switch between different invites lists any more.

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People who you are not following can still invite you to join a collab.  However, those invites will show up in the “Others” tab on the “Messages” screen.  Remember, you can block users to stop receiving unwanted invites.

Easily Invite All Your Followers

Your followers want to hear about your new collabs to join.  Right after you finish a duet or group collab, easily invite all your followers with a switch.  Make sure your collab is set to public if you want to invite all your followers to join you.

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Invites via Sing! Message

Sometimes you want to send a more personal invite to your close friends or to your group chat with more specific instructions to join the collab.  You can do that with Sing! Message.  It’s not only for chatting, it’s also a way to personalize your invites directly to specific people or groups of people and chat about how you are going to join the collab with each other!

We’re also addressing one of the most requested features – you can now quickly search from the list of people you’re following without having to scroll through a long list or worry about missing anyone.

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Remember, if you are inviting people who are not following you, your invites will only appear in their “Others” tab.  Be cautious when you do this so your invites don’t get mistaken for spam as you make new friends!

Selective Push Notifications

Are you getting too many push notifications? You can turn on/off your Sing! Message push notifications from specific singers or groups.

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Alternatively, you can also disable all Sing! Message push notifications by going to your Settings and turning off “All Chat Notifications”.

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Whew!  That’s it for now.  We hope this helps you connect with more of your friends and join more collabs.  Let us know what you think and stay tuned because we are going to make it even better.  Happy singing!

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Smule Stories …

Smule Stories are Your Stories

There are very few things at Smule that we are more proud of than this special community that has grown from our mutual love of music. We stumble upon the most amazing stories within our community, from how Smule has touched the lives of users to how different community members have connected through Smule.

Last week, we uncovered a special new program for the Smule community called Smule Presents, which allows us to highlight Smule users through music videos. Today, in a similar but more personal vein, we are introducing Smule Stories, another program that highlights you but focuses on telling your unique story through a mini documentary.

The video above is a small introduction to Smule Stories! For this intro, we wanted to speak with users all over the world so we interviewed them via Skype. For ongoing Smule Stories videos, we will be sending out the Smule Studio crew to interview you in person and record a professional 5-minute documentary.

Do you have a Smule story? Please let us know! Here are some questions that may inspire you to share your story: How has music and Smule changed your life? Did you meet someone special on Smule? Has music and Smule helped you overcome challenges or hardships?

Please send a short summary of your story and the best way to contact you via email tocommunity@smule.com.  We look forward to hearing your own special Smule story!

Stay tuned for Kallie’s story (@kalliestarmusic) coming out in January!

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Starting today, you can create your own parts for group collabs!

 

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Starting today, you can create your own parts for group collabs!

Just go to www.smule.com/upload and select the Songbook option. On the screen where you enter the song’s lyrics, you’ll see an option to customize the song’s parts for group singing:

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Your song can have as many as eight parts and as few as three, and you can even rename each one to help show who will sing what:

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Once you’ve started, you can add, remove, and rename parts, and you can click-and-drag to associate each line of lyrics with one or more parts.

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With just a few clicks, you’ll be all set and have something that looks like this:

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If you don’t feel like setting a song’s group parts, you can set its duet parts, and we’ll use those to automatically create group parts in the Sing!

Once you finish uploading your song, you can find it in the Songbook. When you start or join a group collab, you’ll find your parts waiting for you to choose from:

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Similar to duets, you’ll see a unique set of lyrics to guide your singing.

Even if you don’t want to upload a song to the Songbook, you can still enjoy songs with fun group parts. Check out the new Songbook section in Sing! iOS called “Great for Groups,” which features holiday songs and others specially arranged by our team for group singing.

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We’ll be adding group parts to more songs every week, so try searching “groupparts” in the Songbook to find them. Sing a group collab as your favorite singer and sing in harmony with others around the world!

Group parts are limited to Sing iOS for now but coming soon to Sing Android.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with! As always, please write us at support@smule.com if you have any questions or suggestions!

 

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#SmulePickGoWild is This Week’s Theme!

#SmulePickGoWild 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: Holiday! Check out the playlist right now on Smule Nation or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

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

  1. The holidays can be stressful. Sing a song, rock out and go wild.
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickGoWild
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, December 18th, 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!

 

Sing “Juicy Wiggle” with RedFoo

Sing “Juicy Wiggle” with RedFoo

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RedFoo is an American rapper, dancer and record producer. He is better known from LMFAO with his partner Sky Blu. The two of them came together and released their song “Party Rock Anthem” which peaked at number 1 on billboard top charts in USA, Canada, UK and over 10 other countries.

Today on Smule Sing! Karaoke RedFoo from LMFAO comes back with his new single “Juicy Wiggle” from Alvin and the Chipmunks! So put on your dancing shoes and rock on! :)

Sing! with Redfoo Here! 

 

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