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Update on LiveJam

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Hello fellow users,

Since we launched LiveJam in late 2018, we have been working to improve its features and functionality. We have been in communication with you, our users, and many of the improvements have been inspired by your feedback and recommendations.

Some of your feedback has been about how to promote good behavior in LiveJam. We’ve already taken several steps to improve the experience, including:

1. Disabling video chat messages
2. Increasing monitoring of abusive content
3. Improving reporting tools and systems
4. Taking action against anyone who doesn’t follow our Community Guidelines
And more to come….

Many of you have reported concerning behaviours in LiveJam

After carefully monitoring LiveJam activities and the experience of all our users, we have decided to limit the ability to start a LiveJam, public or private, exclusively to VIP Users. This will ensure better authentication as we continue to work on user safety.

Non-VIP users will still be able to join LiveJams (public and private), as well as get on the mic and be given LiveJam Admin Privileges.

Important Reminder: Whomever starts a LiveJam (aka the Owner) has full control over the LiveJam’s administration’s tools. The Owner can at any time remove users from the LiveJam, take users off the mic, and grant trusted friends the Admin Privileges to help moderate the LiveJam. Also Owners can set the LiveJam to “private” mode vs “public” and only have people they want participate in the LiveJam.

If you want a refresher on how to keep our Smule community awesome, please review the Smule Community Guidelines and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions HERE!

Thank you

Ampersand the Band Background

 

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Ampersand the Band Background

Smule’s very own Ampersand the Band is flying all the way out to Sweden to partake in Live at Heart (Scandinavia’s largest music & tech event), during the second weekend of September. The band came together by spending their time after work on Fridays at the Smule HQ, over time 4 of them (Andi, Anton, Dean and Ruben) came together and decided to start practicing more outside of just Friday. Over time, they grew to find their sound and starting writing music – they have already crafted 20 original songs, some are on Spotify! Although they have performed together a variety of times throughout SF, this will be the first time they perform together outside of California! Really cool

 

Smule Sweden Meet Up!

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We are excited to set up a Smule Meet Up specific for anyone who lives in Sweden (or Scandinavia) to come together, share stories, sing, laugh and play! We are so excited to meet all of our! We also know #TheSweeds are coming up on their 4th anniversary on Smule in November, so it will be an early celebration for our family in Sweden! <insert celebration Emoji>

 

Want to join the party? Click here!

Ampersand at Live at Heart

 

They will play 3 times at live and Heart and will be hosting a Smule booth to meet with awesome musicians, aspiring musicians, singers, songwriters, smulers and more!

Here is their schedule!

  • “Ampersand Friday 7 sept Makeriet 23.00
  • “Ampersand Saturday 8 sept Nikolaikyrkan 19.00
  • “Ampersand Saturday 8 sept Scandic Cupole 22.00

 

Keep on rockin’ and see you there!

 

GO LIVE using LiveJam on Smule

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We have heard this over and over across many groups in Smule – and over the past year, we have created the next feature per your request!  Dedicated to show real time singing, real time emotion and real time connection, we are making it easier to music together – Now!! We are thrilled to announce… ** Drum roll ** LiveJam – a tool designed to sing with friends all over the globe! You can join, sing, interview other musicians, or just hang out and watch.  

Scroll down to see how you use LiveJam — anyone can use it!

Finding LiveJam as a creator

First off, to find this new feature, you can (1) scroll through banners, (2) open your feed tab and click on profile OR (3) go to profile and scroll to live jams!

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As a creator, you can apply audio and video (coming soon) filters for your LiveJam

Simply click on the lower left button of the screen to change effects

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The creator can chat or sing a song!

To sing a song, click on the mic button on the lower right hand side!

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Don’t want to be a host anymore? No problem.  

You can co-host with a friend or pass the mic! To do this, click on the the three dots on the upper left corner

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Don’t want to go live, but want to participate? We got you covered.

Find a LiveJam that interests you by going to your feed

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From there you can watch, comment, & send a reaction photo! You can even request to sing with the host.

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For ALL Android and non iOS Users – LiveJam on WEB

For those with Android phones who want to join in on the fun, we are working endlessly to get it to you as fast as we can!! We have LiveJam available to watch from your desktop on www.smule.com! You will be able to Join a LiveJam, comment, chat and have fun with friends watching LiveJams on web!

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As always, if you have questions we have our FAQ here and you can always email us at support@smule.com and we will be happy to walk you through any questions you have.

Happy Jamming! 😉

Smule Team

SINGING AND BEYOND with Malaysian Smule Community (MySC)

 

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We are excited to share an experience that goes beyond singing – but from a community who thrives to give back to their community through many ways for many years. MySC Smule community took it in their hands to support different initiatives during Ramadan to volunteer on multiple efforts such as providing food for people who don’t have time to travel back to home before sunrise, cleaning a cemetery, providing food for the less fortunate, and singing to and with orphans and bonding with them. Especially during a time like Ramadan where things get challenging, MySC did an amazing job donating their time giving back to their community. So honored to have them on Smule! <3 We are always continuing to learn and be inspired by MySC! 

Ferra of @MySCofficial shares her experience below on behalf of MySC!

From Smule, we discovered wonderful friendship that flourished beyond digital world. For the love of singing, we get together organizing meet ups and competitions. September 2018 will marked the 3rd year establishment of Malaysian Smule Community (MySC). This year with hashtag: #MySCsupport #WeCareWeLoveWeShare, together with our alliance in Singapore and Brunei, we support charity events and community services. This is the time for us to give back and contribute to our society, as well as introducing SMULE community to mass market.

MySC would like to congratulate the organizers and all Smuleans who participated to make it a successful and memorable events for everybody. Below are the compilations of our charity program.

Cemetry Clean Up Project by Smulean Charity Community

We made history on 17th March 2018 where Smulean from 3 neighboring countries; Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore participated in a pilot project organized by SmuleanCharity Community (SCC). Cemetery Clean Up Project was held on the same day for 3 countries in 5 selected locations; 3 in Malaysia, 1 in Brunei and  1 in Singapore. This project supported by NGO’s – McDonald’s Community Program & RMHC, JB Respect Bikers Community, Restu Ikhlas Johor and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Jalinan Sutera.

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First Aid Ramadan (FAR) Project by Frenz of Smule

 

Two month before the holy month of Ramadan, Frenz of Smule (FOS) started a movement #ThePowerOfRM10 to raise fund for First Aid Ramadan (FAR) Project. In collaboration with Yayasan MyPrihatin, this charity program focusing on providing 1 month food supply for the poor unfortunate family and homeless people to ease their burden during fasting month. We organized fundraising program such as Carboot Sales and Smuler’z Busking FARganza. The busking event was held at AK Buskers, Avenue K Shopping Mall in front of KLCC LRT Concourse. We received tremendous support from Malaysia and Singapore Smulean. Over 100 Smulean came to support. 1 day – 12 hours of non-stop performance by 50 Smulean with Malaysian Buskers Club (MyBC).

We had a mini distribution in Puchong and Kuala Lumpur before the big event in Port Klang on the 13th May 2018. FAR project managed to distribute food supply to more than 30 unfortunate family within Klang Valley area. Our volunteers participated in a special mission at Badar Village, Port Klang to clean up 2 houses which was affected by recent flood. 

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Sing For A Cause by Asiacoustic Community

On Saturday, 5th of May 2018, Asiacoustic Community organized Sing For A Cause event to raise fund for SHAFAR orphanage in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Smulean from Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore came to support and performed during this event. Our honorable guest, SHAFAR kids were given the opportunity to perform on that night too. It was a memorable night for us!

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Iftar & Donation for Rumah BARKAT Orphanage by Smulean Charity Community

During Ramadan, there will be a lot of organization arranging many events called Iftar or “Breaking Fast” with the unfortunate such as orphanage, old folks homes and homeless people. For this year, Smulean Charity Community (SCC) chose Rumah BARKAT Orphanage in Johor Bahru, Malaysia to get together for Iftar on Sunday, May27th 2018. There’s more than 120 orphanage staying at BARKAT house.

The interesting part when we were divided into groups to take care of 5 children each. This is when we have the chance to get closer to them. Some of us invited the children to sing in our Smule channel, so they get to experience the apps. Saying goodbye was the hardest part, when within few hours we have developed a good bonding. Some of them already started calling us mama! We definitely shall visit them again next trip.

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Ramadan Street Aid (RASA) Project by Frenz of Smule

This is the second project organized by Frenz of Smule (FOS) this year. During Ramadan, most of KL’ites who commute using public transport will experience breaking fast on the journey back home after office hours. This rush hour is very crucial with heavy traffic so most of us will not reach home on time for breaking fast.

With this in mind, FOS family decided to distribute a special porridge that very popular among Malaysian during Ramadan called “Bubur Lambuk” on 2nd June 2018. It was cooked and packed by our volunteers. This porridge was distributed at LRT Train Station and KL homeless.

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Last but not least, Malaysian Smule Community (MySC) would like to thank SMULE Inc for supporting all our events as well as allowing us to use this platform for a good cause. 

Through Smule We Met, and Wonderful Things Happen.

#MySC #Smule #Ramadan #SmuleRamadan

#SmuleIsNotJustSinging

For more information about MySC we encourage you to add our official account in 
Smule, FB, IG : @MySCofficial
 
Any questions you can direct PM our FB admin or email to malaysiansmulecommunitysol@gmail.com

Malaysian Smule Communty (MySC)

‘We Sing to Express Not to Impress’

Week 2 of #Ramadan Playlist

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Smule is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan and the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, with all Smuleans who observe it. We invite you to join by singing songs that evoke your spiritual journey, bring back memories of reconnecting with friends and family, and culminate with the festivities of Eid al-Fitr.

Check out this week’s featured recordings on the #Ramadan Playlist right now, or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Explore screen.

 

Selections from #Ramadan Playlist

Enter Your #Ramadan Recording!

  1. Sing a song from the Ramadan banner, or do a search using #Ramadan to join others. You can also pick any other relevant songs that help you express your feelings around this holy month, from the Community Songbook.
  2. Add the hashtag #Ramadan in your song and song invitations, so others can find your performance.

 

We will pick our favorites to be featured in the #Ramadan Playlist on the Explore screen every week.
Also, make sure to post your recording on social media using #SmuleRamadan, and share your best stories or memories of Ramadan and Eid. The most inspiring stories will get a chance to be featured in our official social channels!

New Feature: Fast forward and rewind

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One of the biggest things we hear over and over and over again is the ability to fast forward and re-wind on ANY audio performance. This means when you join a birthday song (or any group song) you don’t need to wait for the entire thing to play out – simply just move to your desired time!

If you messed up, that is okay – you now have the ability to re-wind and re-sing! 😉

Doing this is easy – simply tap on the lyrics – and scroll to the lyrics you want to move to!

Enjoy!