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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!

 

New Indian languages Supported!

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New Indian languages available on Smule! 

Hi everyone!

As always, that you for continued feedback we receive from you. We always look to makes a better experience for you and the past few weeks we have successfully implemented this.

There are the 7 new Indian languages that we currently support:

  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Telugu
  • Marathi
  • Tamil
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
We also plan to release Urdu is this week which brings us to 8 total Indian languages supported.
Learn how to switch languages on the app! 🙂
Step 1: Go to Profile
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Step 2: Click on the 3 dots on the upper right hand corner and click “Settings”
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Step 3: Go under “Language” then click “English” 
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Step 4: Select the language you would like to use 
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How to find Smule Official Songs in Songbook!

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We have heard this question many times this year, so now we made it easy for you to find Smule official songs in songbook!

Here’s how:

Go to songbook, and click on the “+” in the upper left hand corner 

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Scroll down until you find “From Smule” and click on it 

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Use the side bars to move into your categories, which will show up on song book 

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Annnnddd, there you have it! 🙂 

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Smule star Liam meets hero Shawn Mendes

Dream big, put yourself out there, and you never know who you’ll meet.

It’s not every day we get to tell a story like this one. Meet Liam, the talented 4-year-old who’s been taking Smule by storm:

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Liam discovered his love for music at the ripe age of 2. When he’s not melting the hearts of the internet, Liam enjoys soccer, playing guitar, and rocking out to his favorite artists: Frank Sinatra, and Shawn Mendes.

Around 10 months ago during the #SingWithShawn event, Liam seized the moment & recorded this masterpiece:

The video swarmed social media, gaining millions of views, retweets, hearts & smiles. Guess who noticed?

On August 11th, with the help of loving parents Luke and Monika, Liam made it happen. Backstage at a show in Toronto, Liam was face-to-face with his idol Shawn.

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We love Liam’s story, because it shows that he had the courage to reach for the stars. What’s Liam’s advice to others? Put yourself out there, make something, never stop singing. Actually, he’s more articulate than we are, Let’s hear it from the man himself:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXrf_tnBIbf/

ROCK ON SMULEANS!

Don’t forget to follow Liam on Instagram and Twitter — it’s only a matter of time before he’s selling out his own shows.

Custom profiles and templates!

Custom profiles and templates!

Last week we introduced custom profiling on the latest update. Some creative ways to use the banner feature has surfaced. One of which is from Ilker who is apart of our Ambassador program and also apart of Smule group, Smule Anatolians! Below he gave templates for his community to use on their banner to support and brand their group.

Examples in all themes below: 

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Smule fuels more music in the world with $54 million capital raise led by Tencent

Smule fuels more music in the world with $54 million capital raise led by Tencent

Smule is on a mission to change the way the world experiences music. With 52 million monthly active users creating over 20 million songs every day, Smule is transforming the landscape of music from one of passive listening to one of collaborative creation and expressive sharing. On Smule, users are inspired to engage with music at its roots, as a creative, social and interactive medium, and collaborate with and listen to all types of music, with anyone from anywhere in the world. With this vision in mind, Smule is taking the next step to scale the platform with $54 million in a strategic financing round led by Tencent, which joins existing investors including Adams Street Partners, Bessemer Ventures, Floodgate, Franklin Templeton, Granite Ventures, and Shasta Ventures.

Tencent shares Smule’s passion for music and for connecting people. Through its “Connection” strategy, Tencent has been cultivating a vibrant ecosystem, enabling users to communicate, socialize and enjoy content and services efficiently on its integrated platforms with music as its key focus.

“Tencent believes that music is universal and Smule is pioneering a new and unique way for people to create and engage with music. Our investment in Smule will expand our exposure to the promising potential of the digital music market,” said Poshu Yeung, Tencent’s Vice President of International Business.

With the investment, Smule will turn the volume up on its global presence and enable more people to experience music in a new way. In 2016, revenue grew 54 percent to $101 million, monthly active users increased by 52% and subscribers by 100%. This is all driven by a deeply social global community where users are creating more music in the world every day, with other users and major global artists like TrainEd SheeranShawn MendesRizky FebianLuis Fonsi, and Christian Nodal.

Most recently, Smule debuted its first ever national broadcast commercial for their Smule Sing! app featuring the Grammy-award winning rock band Train singing along to their new global hit single “Play That Song” with some of the app’s biggest users. The app and commercial hope to move listeners beyond passive listening and into participating in music creation.

“We are always looking for creative and innovative ways to connect with our fans,” said Pat Monahan of Train. “Smule allows us to engage with our fans on a deeper level and we can’t wait to see all the amazing duets of ‘Play That Song’ on Smule Sing!”