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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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Trending Topics on Sing!

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Ever wondered what’s hot in the Sing! World? Similar to Facebook or Twitter’s trending hashtag/topics, Sing!’s new Trending Search Terms feature will let you check out what’s HOT right now with your community.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Underneath the search bar, you will find up to 20 clickable terms sorted by popularity. Once you tap on it, it will take you to the source so you can find more information. These terms will be updated daily and custom to your language and country!

What trending topics should you expect to find?

Hard to say as some will probably happen out of complete silly-ness, but many topics could include a song title, partner artist, community driven challenges, trending topics happening globally, etc.

How to get on the trending list?

This is a new tool we just put in place, so we can expand on this in a future blog post. However here are some ideas:

  • Organizing weekly challenges or themes and building a community around it
  • Building communities around a theme (musical, cosplay, jazz, etc)
  • Group hashtags
  • New song releases
  • New partner artists
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Tuesday Tips: Finding Groups

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Tuesday Tips is part of our Smule Inspire program. Through shared performances, tips, guest blog posts by veteran users, we hope that Smule Inspire will do just as its name implies: inspire all users in the community – to connect, collaborate, and create music together … ultimately to have the best experience possible on Smule.

Tuesday Tips: Finding Groups 

Finding groups in the Sing! community can be overwhelming- Where do I start? What should I look for? Where do I look?

“The fastest way I find groups are through user profiles. I get group hashtags and group Smule profiles that way and do further research from there.” –Ailina_

“Most people I like to sing with on Smule are in some sort of group and have the hash or handle right in their bio. You can def start by checking out the bios of those people you enjoy collabing with and go from there. Also by checking out the “recommended” and “Smule Pick” boards, you can usually find some really good singers involved in different groups.” –Alimone_sr

“Yes I agree. Check the bios of people you enjoy singing with. Check smule and vid picks, as those people are likely part of a good group👍🏻”  –EDOUGH

“Look at my profile I’m a group hogger…There’s a competition for groups called “sing olympics” right now, and u can find a lot of amazing groups participating, search through their hashtag #SO16Team and u’ll find these amazing group songs entry!” –WeezerDen

“Smule’s new hashtag link feature will allow you to click on a hashtag and find others who have identified themselves or their performances with these hashtags. But if you are looking for groups to JOIN, then the only way to do that is spend time exploring Smule user profiles. I find someone I enjoy singing with, and then I look at duets they have sung with other people to find more singers that I might enjoy.” –Hoonhans_DavidK

If you have a question you’d like to ask or even a topic you’d like to learn more about, please fill out the form on the Smule Inspire page!

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Smule Spotlight: Christine_TV

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Christine_TV is a singer and a mother based out of  Sydney, Australia. Christine loves the stage, she was a ballarina until she was about 18, however she singing has always been her #1! Alongside singing, she is also interested in in science, psychology and literature. And if she could go back in time for a week, she would pick the Victorian Era. (Great choice)!
She is a member of TheVoices_TV, OneLoveOfficial and TrueEpicSounds, where she sings with other incredibly talented members! Join her! :)

1. Username and real name:
Christine_TV
2. Favorite Performance:
After years of not singing, Smule! has given me so much joy. I can’t pick one; but I loved singing All I ask, Orange Coloured Sky and Ready for Love. All for very different reasons.

Also getting to sing with such talented people from around the world every day, cannot pick one!
3. Fun fact about you:
I was a performer for many years – singing, dancing and acting. I have a beautiful husband – Cameron, son – William and furbaby – Charlie. I LOVE animals (more than most people!).
4. What makes you excited to Sing?
Everything! When I am happy I want to sing, when I am sad I want to sing, when I am angry… that is the beauty of music and singing gives you that outlet. When I sing the joy it brings my soul I cannot put into words – I would sing 24/7 if I could. Smule! has brought back singing into my life and I can’t tell you what that has meant.
5. If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Probably a shape shifter like Mystique in X-men.
6. Who is your biggest inspiration?
My inspiration is my son. I gave up singing years ago and since he was born he’s brought music back in my life – I sing nursery rhymes for him all day long and I want him to know you can achieve your dreams and do what you love in life. My husband and my family (Dad, Mum, brother Jonathan, Nanna, Nannu) have always encouraged me to sing and they now are listening to my Smule! Songs everyday.
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Smule Spotlight: tamara_hope

 

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Today we are spotlighiting Tamara, an active member in the community who is apart of many groups such as:  SingRepublic, OneLove, Novus, m1 or musicfirst, and singingsisters! Not only does she sing with many groups, she has also been on the app for 5 years, when Smule first began! Truly happy she is still doing what she is so talented at– singing! Learn more about her below or sing with her here!

Username: Tamara_hope

Favorite Performance:

So, although this seems sort of ridiculous, my absolute favorite thing about smule is that I get to be me and I’m a big goof! So, one of my favorite performances of all time (not my best singing) is when some of my favorite people got together for the first time to create some Backstreet Boys craziness for #smulepickparody.

http://www.smule.com/p/424226063_203808476

 

Fun Fact about you:

The most interesting thing about me is that I am a pirate! I am a stunt performer, singer and actress at Pirates Dinner Adventure in California.  I absolutely love it and am completely passionate about my work.  I feel like a kid!  I get to play with with swords, swing from ropes, play fight, all while getting to sing!

 

What makes you excited to Sing:

There has never been a time in my life that I haven’t been excited to sing.  I love the challenge and I feel like there is always something to learn and improve upon.  But, more than anything, the fact that music brings people together is what makes me most excited about it.  Musicians share a special connection.

 

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

I would love to have the superpower of mind control! I know, it’s totally selfish of me, but to be able to control how things ran… I can only imagine the possibilities.  I could make people be more kind to each other.  Ultimately, I could make this world a pretty darn peaceful place, no matter how artificial it was.  It would be worth it!!

 

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A Fresh New Look for Sing! iOS

The Smule team has been hard at work bringing a fresh new look to Sing! that will make the iOS experience sleeker, simpler, and more beautiful than ever before. Inspired by the careful and consistent design of Sing! on Android, we’ve unified the color palette, icons, and button design all over Sing! iOS. Take a look at the new look and feel of Sing! on the iPhone and iPad:

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Not only will this update make the app easier and more pleasant to use, but it will also allow Smule’s team of designers and engineers to bring new improvements to both iOS and Android faster than ever before. We’re working every day to bring all Sing! users the same great experience no matter what device they use, and this new update to the design of Sing! iOS is a big step in the direction of consistency and simplicity for everyone.

 

As always, we want to hear what you think about the new Sing! Karaoke makeover! Please let us know by sending your comments to support@smule.com.
From the whole Smule team, happy singing!

 

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