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Smule Local Meet Up 2015

Smule Local Meet Up 2015 

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Smule meet ups are very special to the Smule community because it forms another more tangible way of connecting people through music. Most Sing!ers sing, connect, and get to know each other through the app on Smule. Meet ups can make those connections stronger, and well they’re also just a lot of fun. But, with life being so busy, it’s not always easy to plan and get them going.

Soooo, we thought we’d give everyone a nudge and create a day for Smulers to organize and host a Smule meet up to celebrate singing and connections live and in person with other local users! The response was awesome!

On November 7th, 2015, Smulers all over the world got together to attend a local meet up, all on the same day. There were well over 1,000 participants who collaborated, sang, ate, shared stories, danced, etc. Over the course of the event, people took part in Smule meet ups in over 50 cities across Asia, USA, Europe and Canada!

Check out all the participating cities in the photo, continue organizing meet ups, and stay tuned for more large-scale Smule meet up events in the future!

“I had an amazing time meeting everyone. It felt like we’ve known each other all our lives. It didn’t matter if you’re young or old,  we all had something in common: we all love singing! Can’t wait for the next meetup!!” – Lester, UK

“It was because of the hard works of all coordinators and the cooperation of all participants, we succeeded in holding meet ups in up to 17 cities in Indonesia. So props to all of them smile emoticon” – Ariyanti, Indonesia

“I have met long time friends and friends for life from this meet up!” – Sara, Canada

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Smule’s largest Meet-Up: Japan

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Smule’s largest Smule Meet-Up! 

This past weekend in Japan was the largest Smule Meet-Up to date. We got a chance to interview briefly one of the members coordinating the whole thing- Yusuke!

Read more to learn about how they planned the large meet-up, what they did and tips for those planning on large meet-ups!

1) What initially got you to start this meet-up? 

In May I met a few Sing! Users, and it was really really fun time with them. At that time, I thought, we can make a great relationship with Sing! Users though Sing! So if there were more bigger meet-ups held, it could definitely gonna be a amazing time that we never have a chance to do in our daily life.

2) How did you gather so many people? 

I asked some Sing! Users in Japan who I met in real, that if I plan this huge meet-up party, could they help me to do it? I made an executive committee that includes some famous Sing! Users here in Japan. And we made a gmail account first, then I and committee members advertised with Sing OC or OM. Only people who send a email to us, we tell them the detail about place and time of meet-up party.

3) What was your favorite part of the event and why? 

Well, actually, each part of the event was amazing and it was really in full swing.  So I can’t tell. But if I have to make a choice, the last part of the event, the climax, we sang a famous Japanese song that is about our, I mean, people’s, peace. It was a sense of unity that we had never experienced- that’s the reason why I choose.

4) If you could give advice to people someone hosting their first meet up, what would that be? 

OK, if I give an advice to people someone hosting their first meet up: (1) make some real friends who you can trust first through Sing!, (2) share your thoughts or a plan, (3) decide how many Sing! Users you want to gather, and where you want to host your meet-up- this is very important, and (4) advertise through Sing! Just don’t give up on the way. Definitely, if you make it real, it will be a great moment that you never experienced.

5) Do you have any plans of hosting another event in the future and will it be public? 

The answer is no, not now. But, honestly almost all of Sing Users who joined this meet-up party told us to please plan and action again in future. So I think I need to do it and it will be bigger one, like “Sing! Meet-up Festival Japan 2016” in next summer. A goal is 500 to 1000 Sing Users Meet-up at once.

 

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#SmulePickHalloween Playlist

#SmulePickHalloween Playlist

Happy Friday, Smuleans!

It’s time to talk about this week’s “Smule Picks,” a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a central theme every week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Pick hashtag in their song description for a chance to be featured in this playlist. We publish a new Smule Picks playlist every Friday, so it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist and announce next week’s theme!

First, we present this week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist, which is based on the theme friends. Check out the playlist right now on Smule.com, or head over to the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Explore screen. Below are some recordings that made it!

Next week’s theme is: Halloween! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in the “Smule Picks” playlist next week:

1) Perform any song that is related to Halloween, or something spooky, in either the Songbook or Open Mic in Sing! Karaoke.

2) Add the hashtag #SmulePickHalloween in your song description (not in the comments section).

3) Upload your performance by the deadline on October 31st, Halloween, at Noon Pacific.

It’s that easy! Each Friday we post a new theme giving you the chance to be featured on playlists and Smule social sites! :)