LiveJam Private Mode

Hello Smule Community,

As part of our commitment to collaboration and safety on the Smule platform we are taking steps to further improve the LiveJam experience. While we collaborate with members of our community on an update to LiveJam, for the overall community experience and safety, we will be setting every LiveJam to private mode by default.

Starting June 3rd, all LiveJams will be automatically set to private mode. We strongly recommend always keeping your LiveJam’s private and only inviting your most trusted friends directly. Unfortunately, public mode encourages some bad actors to ruin the experience for the rest of us. If you choose to set your LiveJam public, never share personal information such as location, address, place of work, school, passwords, financial or any other identifying information.

Let’s keep ourselves and each other safe by reporting abusive behavior, blocking bad actors, and not sharing any revealing or personal information, like your location.

Want some more tips on how to Stay Safe on Smule or a refresher on what you can do to help keep our Smule community awesome? Check out the Smule Community Guidelines and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions HERE!

Thank you,

Smule Community Team

“Hope Will Never Be Silent”

“Hope will never be silent”
– Harvey Milk

As a team, we stand with the Black community. Our world has no place for hate or racism. As Dr. King said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” It’s important for all of us to use our voices to speak out against injustice. Only by confronting the issue and having honest discussions, as difficult as they may be, will we make progress.

Smule was built on the fundamental belief that music connects us. Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to share music as a way to help us recognize and better understand our similarities – and differences – in an effort to bring us closer together.

We remain committed in our dedication to offering our platform as a safe place to be heard, celebrated and united.

– Smule Team

Andreas gave us some useful ‘Meetup Tips’ during the first Smule YouTube live

Andreas’s Smule story

Andreas, or @HerbAndri (as most of you know him) is a dedicated Smule user. He is German but he was born and raised in Spain. Andreas has been on Smule since 2016 and Smule has become a big part of his life. He actively uses Smule every day and Smule is his number one hobby. He especially loves the Smule community.

“Community is what makes Smule special,” commented Andi.

Andreas and the Smule community

Andreas has traveled around the world, visiting Australia, America and New Zealand, where he met the people part of the Smule community members.

Find out more about some useful ‘Meetup Tips’ Andreas gave during the first Smule YouTube live .

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#TamilHits Contest Winners!

We are excited to announce the winners of the #TamilHits contest. We received so many amazing entries across the board from all of the musicians & singers on Smule. So now, we announce the winners…

** DRUMROLL ***

VIP winners:









Winners will be gratified within one week of the result announcement!

#SmuleTrendsetter – Share & Invite Others to Listen!

The winners of the first #SmuleTrendsetter contest are out! Check out the top-10 best performances and share them on any social media as much as you can inviting others to listen to them on Smule.

Top-10 people who share the performance the most will get a free 3-day VIP!

How to Enter

  1. Choose a performance from the #SmuleTrendsetter playlist.
  2. Share it as many times as you can on any social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok – you name it.
  3. No limit to the number of shares you do. Each share increases your chances to win!

Timeline

You can enter the contest between May 15th, 2020 at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST), and May 24th, 2020 at 23:55 Pacific Standard Time (PST). The ten winners will be announced by June 10th, 2020, and will be granted a 3-day VIP.

Feel free to reach out to support@smule.com if you have a specific question about the contest. Please keep in mind, response time is typically between 24 – 48 hours.

Full Terms&Conditions apply.

Stay Safe on Smule

Hello Smule Community,

We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about a topic that is important to all of us: our safety. Our mission is to Connect the World through Music, and to do that, we all need to do our part to keep Smule safe for everyone. It’s important to remember safety and privacy are as important online as they are offline.

We understand that feeling connected is more important than ever. Keeping your personal information to yourself and away from bad actors is very important. Whether with the people you think you know or anyone you have met, never share:

  • Your location
  • Your address
  • Place of work
  • School information
  • Social Security number or other identification numbers
  • Credit card, banking or other financial information
  • Your password – keep in mind that Smule will never ask for your password
  • Any other personal information

These important reminders around privacy and safety are always true online and they are even more important in a live session.

Our pre-pandemic plan was to turn LiveJam to audio only. Our community voiced a legitimate concern emphasizing the importance of live, video-enabled connections. We urge you to keep these live connections with people you know and trust. We ask you to be vigilant as there are bad actors looking to take advantage of these uncertain times and the empathy we all feel.

While we collaborate with members of our community on an update to the LiveJam experience that better balances live connections with a positive user experience, we recommend always making your LiveJam’s private and only inviting your most trusted friends directly. Not every person that likes your performance or even gifts you a gift is your friend. Unfortunately, it is the reality that a few bad actors go out of their way to ruin the experience for the rest of us. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to launch LiveJam in private mode.

HOW TO LAUNCH LIVEJAM IN PRIVATE MODE

  1. Launch LiveJam
  2. Toggle “Visible to Everyone” off to the left (it will go from pink to grey)
  3. Tap “Go Live”
  4. Tap the share arrow in the upper right corner
  5. Copy link and share with your friends

Let’s keep ourselves and each other safe by reporting abusive behavior, blocking bad actors, and not sharing any revealing or personal information, like your location. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to ban someone from your LiveJam.

HOW TO BAN FROM YOUR LIVEJAM

  1. Tap the face of the member you would like to ban
  2. Tap the “…”
  3. Tap “Ban from LiveJam”

If you want a refresher on what you can do to help keep our Smule community awesome, please review the Smule Community Guidelines and let us know if you have any questions HERE!

Thank you,

Smule Community Team