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Smule launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

The mobile technology company Fortumo and the world’s leading social music app, Smule, are announcing the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Starting today, music lovers can now pay for their Smule VIP account by easily charging the purchase to their mobile phone bill.

Carrier billing for Smule VIP accounts is currently available in 17 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia: Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany,
Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Fortumo and Smule are working together to make carrier billing available to consumers in additional countries soon.

“We recognized that many Smule users in our top markets were interested in activating VIP subscriptions, but couldn’t do so because their preferred payment method wasn’t available,” said Smule SVP of Business Development Jesse Gillette. “Integrating carrier billing through Fortumo has allowed us to add a widely used payment option in markets across the world through a single integration. Fortumo had great coverage in Smule’s top markets and was an active and engaged partner as Smule developed its launch strategy.”

“Carrier billing is the most widely available and convenient payment method globally,” said Andrea Boetti, VP of Global Business Development at Fortumo. “It provides consumers with a quick and secure payment option which in turn leads to better conversion and increased revenue for digital merchants. Smule is the world’s leading social music app and we are excited
to support their growth even further.”

Globally, less than 20% of consumers have a credit card while over 60% of people own a smartphone. This means that while smartphone owners are able to access digital entertainment,
the majority of them are unable to pay for premium content.
Carrier billing resolves this issue by making online payments available to any phone owner, allowing them to charge purchases to their postpaid phone bill or deduct the payment from their prepaid SIM card.

In recent news, Fortumo has announced launching direct carrier billing for Deezer and expanding its partnership with Spotify.

About Smule
Smule is the leading social network for music, helping bring music back to its roots of participation by letting people sing and make music with friends and major artists around the
globe. Smule is available on iOS and Android.

About Fortumo
Fortumo is a digital enablement platform for app stores and digital service providers for user acquisition, monetization and retention. The company connects service providers with more than 350 mobile operators across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Service providers use Fortumo’s platform to manage the end-to-end customer lifecycle of mobile users on these networks through the company’s bundling, carrier billing and messaging
solutions.

Fortumo’s platform is used by thousands of leading digital merchants including Google, Spotify, Electronic Arts and EasyPark. Founded in 2007, Fortumo has offices in San Francisco, Madrid, Beijing, Delhi, Singapore, Estonia and Hanoi. For more information, please visit
https://fortumo.com

#HolidayChallenge (Daily Challenges)

WIN AN 11-Inch iPad Pro – 64GB if you do all the challenges! All challenges must be completed by December 31st, but don’t leave it for the last minute 😉

Dec 1:
The holidays are here! To kick it off, sing along with Sarah McLachlan to a holiday classic
Dec 2:
Give the gift of views! Watch any #HolidayChallenge performance that catches your fancy
Dec 3:
Want to spread some holiday cheer? Share any #HolidayChallenge performance on Facebook!
Dec 4:
Perform a song in an ugly (or fun) holiday sweater, tag it #HolidayChallenge, and invite others to join!
Dec 5:
‘Tis the season for making new friends! Today, watch and like any performance tagged #HolidayChallenge
Dec 6:
Get in the holiday spirit! Comment on your fave #HolidayChallenge performance.
Dec 7:
Prepare for the holidays by watching the latest episode of Smule-1-1!
Dec 8:
Sing a holiday Tune in a Holiday Hat and tag it #HolidayChallenge
Dec 9:
Spread a little cheer today. Like a #HolidayChallenge!
Dec 10:
Sing along with Mariah Belgrod to “Baby, it’s cold outside”
Dec 11:
Today, leave a comment on a #HolidayChallenge performance.
Dec 12:
Hear that? The holidays are here! Watch a #HolidayChallenge video to celebrate.
Dec 13:
Share on #HolidayChallenge performance on Instagram and #HolidayChallenge!
Dec 14:
Video challenge time! Tell us your dream holiday gift (bonus points for singing your answer).
Dec 15:
Warm up with a nice, cheery song. Pick a #HolidayChallenge tune and watch it now!
Dec 16:
Treat yourself! Sing along with King Cole or Frank Sinatra to a holiday classic!
Dec 17:
Take heart! Love your fav #HolidayChallenge performance!
Dec 18:
Ready for a little holiday magic? Sing along to “Frosty the Snowman” and invite friends to join!
Dec 19:
Share any #HolidayChallenge performance on FB or IG!
Dec 20:
Get in the spirit of performance you fave modern Holiday Jam!
Dec 21:
Looking for holiday updates? Watch latest episode of #Smule11!
Dec 22:
Love any #HolidayChallenge Song.
Dec 23:
Give our #PlaylistDJ playlist a listen
Dec 24:
Watch your Fav #HolidayChallenge performance
Dec 25:
Sing “All I want for Christmas is you” and #HolidayChallenge
Dec 26:
Comment on any #HolidayChallenge performance
Dec 27:
Watch your Fav #HolidayChallenge performance
Dec 28:
Listen and <3 and Classic holiday song Dec 29: Comment on any #HolidayChallenge performance Dec 30: Perform any Holiday Song and #HolidayChellenge Dec 31: Sing your fav song of 2018 and #HolidayChallenge

Indonesia #PlaylistDJ Contest Winner and Playlist!

Indonesia #PlaylistDJ Contest Winner and Playlist!

Dengan gembira kami mengumumkan pemenang kontes #PlaylistDJ dari Indonesia, di mana pemenangnya akan diberikan kebebasan untuk MEMBUAT DAN MEMILIH PLAYLIST-NYA SENDIRI SELAMA SEBULAN — DAN DILIHAT OLEH PENGGUNA SMULE DI SELURUH INDONESIA! Kami melihat ribuan peserta yang ikut serta, baik itu penyanyi atau musisi di Smule. Dan kini, kami umumkan pemenangnya adalah…

@ArianiDewie

Ini kata Dewie:

Waktu pertama kali aku diberi tahu kalau aku jadi pemenang #PlaylistDJ, pastinya kaget banget!! Ungkapan pertama adalah “Seriously???” Gak nyangka karena di Smule itu banyak banget penyanyi yang incredible, keren-keren suaranya dan followers-nya juga luar biasa.. Jadi sempat balik nanya, kok bisa menang sih? 😁

Sebagai “DJ”, aku ingin kasih gambaran perjalanan aku, bagaimana awal-awal aku join Smule sampai sekarang ini, bagaimana komunitas-komunitas di Smule melalui colab-colab yang aku ikut di dalamnya sangat mempengaruhi aku bertumbuh di Smule. Semua teman-teman di Smule itu luar biasa supportnya buat aku, mereka semua punya talenta yang luar biasa dan sangat menginspirasi aku dengan keunikan mereka masing-masing. Aku gak akan bisa berkembang tanpa support teman-teman semua. Di minggu ini, aku juga akan masukkan aktivitas aku selain collabs grup, solo, juga sing with artist.

Di minggu kedua, aku akan isi dengan flashback aktivitas yang aku ikuti pada saat kompetisi Suara Smule, dan fitur duet aku dengan teman-teman Smule ku yang the best from the best! Jadi untuk teman-teman yang sudah pernah join OC aku dengan video, berkesempatan banget untuk aku fitur di minggu ke-2. Minggu ini aku akan isi juga dgn beberapa rekaman solo aku.

Di minggu ketiga, tentunya gak lengkap di Desember ini tanpa Chrismast songs! Nah, beberapa Chrismast songs akan aku tampilin di sini dan beberapa OC duet yang baru. Jadi teman-teman semua yang join sama aku pake video, berkesempatan aku pilih untuk di-fitur di minggu ke 3!

Jadi jangan lupa ya, join OC-OC aku di akun @ArianiDewie, untuk kesempatan terpilih di Playlist Minggu ke-2 dan Minggu ke-3!

Naaahh, akhirnya selamat menikmati Playlist aku yaa.. Semoga kalian sukaaa 😍😍

Ini dia rekaman-rekaman favorit Dewie di minggu pertama:










#PlaylistDJ Contest Winner and Playlist!!!

#PlaylistDJ Contest Winner and Playlist!!!

We are excited to announce the winner of the first #PlaylistDJ, which is a contest aimed to let the user CREATE AND CURATE THEIR OWN PLAYLIST FOR A MONTH — AND TO BE SEEN BY THE WORLD!! We saw so many cool entries across the board from all the musicians & singers on Smule. So now, we announce the winner…

** DRUMROLL ***

@KrystleHaase

In her words:

Ahhhh! My head is still buzzing from excitement and shock over being picked as Smule’s first #PlaylistDJ. And for the month of December! It’s my absolute most favorite-est (totally a word) time of the year! ☺

For week one, I wanted to feature a few of the groups that I am a part of, some hidden talents that are some of my favorite singers and people that have been such a delight to Smule with over the past few years.

And… of course, it cannot be a December playlist without some Christmas songs! (What kind of DJ would I be?!)
To those that I picked for Week 1, there is a reason behind each person and song that I picked. You each have made Smule special to me in different ways. For that, I want to say THANK YOU! ♥ This week is for YOU! 😍
So, Smule-i-Verse, sit back and relax. Plug in your headphones, sip some hot cocoa and it is my hope that you truly enjoy the songs I’ve picked for your possibly cold ears to hear. 😉

If you’d like to be selected for one of December’s weekly playlist’s, feel free to tag me on your selected collab, @KrystleHaase. Make sure to include #PlaylistDJ, also.

Special announcement: If you want the chance to be featured. #PlaylistDJ and maybe Krystle will pick you 😉

First Playlist round:

#HolidayChallenge with Daily Challenges

#HOLIDAYCHALLENGE

We are stoked to have started the Holiday Challenge with daily challenges. Each day of December is a new day and a new challenge!

Join us by tapping on the banner in the explore screen in the app that will take you to today’s challenge 🙂

Rules:
– all entries must happen within December
– You can enter challenges from older dates if you missed one 🙂

Prizes:
– VIP subscriptions
– iPad Pro (ONLY IF YOU DO ALL CHALLENGES)

Smule Spotlight: Mozadaegal


Smule Spotlight: Mozadaegal

A couple of months ago, we successfully held #SuaraSmule — the first and the biggest Smule singing competition in Indonesia. The winner was a super talented young girl from Lampung, Indonesia: Mozadaegal! Soon, she will be invited to Smule HQ in San Francisco, USA, to make recordings and music videos. Also this year, she’s just qualified for The Voice Indonesia television show!

These were her #SuaraSmule winning videos, singing solo and duet with her Coach BlackWaters:

Check out more on Moza here!

What is your name and your Smule ID?
My name is Moza Daegal Orvilli Jenira, and my Smule ID is mozadaegal .

Where are you from?
I’m from Lampung, Indonesia.

When did you start to use Smule app and what do you think about it?
I started using Smule three years ago. I think it’s a very interesting and fun app!

We’ve heard you were qualified for The Voice Indonesia show this year, congratulations! Tell us about it!
Yes, I went to the audition and I got in! The great thing is, the Smule Partner Artist and also my idol: Anggun, chose me and she becomes my coach on the show! Next, I will sing on the Knockout Round. Wish me luck!

Tell us the fun facts about you.
I’m easy to socialize and easy to get close to people. I like to go to cinema and enjoy movies. I like to play the piano and sing, of course. One more thing, which is very important, I love food, lol!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be and why?
Superpower, lol! I think I want to be able to read people’s mind, and why? So they can’t fool me :).