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New Feature – Smule Music Video

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New Music Video Feature on Smule!

We love our creative community and wanted to give YOU more tools to expressive yourself. Introducing the Smule Music Video. The idea behind this is to record your audio separately from your video so you can focus on these two things separately.

Great example:

Here’s how: 

Select a song and select “Solo” 

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Click “audio” (And you can add video later on) 

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Once you are done, click “save” and find the Video button on the upper right hand corner 

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Start recording (you can also use the pause button!) 😉 

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Product Update: Upload your Video using WiFi only

Are you worried about running out of data quota when you use Sing? Do you want to cut your data consumption so you can enjoy Sing more while you’re out and about? We hear you!

We are excited to announce a new feature that allows you to save your finished videos and upload them later when you are connected to WiFi. Audio/Video upload can eat huge chunks of your mobile data, but, with this new feature, you won’t have to worry about this!

Great! How do I use it?
Tap on the “Settings” icon on your profile page. Scroll down to the “Support” section. You will see a setting labeled “Upload Video with WiFi Only.” Tap to enable it. That’s it. We will take care of rest.

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With this option enabled, what happens when my device is not connected to Wi-FI?

Your video will not be uploaded until your device is connected to Wi-Fi. If you are connected to Wi-Fi, your upload begins automatically. When you lose your Wi-Fi connection, your upload will pause automatically. It will restart when your device reconnects to Wi-Fi.

 

My video isn’t uploading. What should I do?

If you have “Video Upload with Wi-Fi Only” enabled and your video isn’t uploading, you should check your Wi-Fi connection. Your connection may be weak, or you may need to authenticate the Wi-Fi connection for it to work fully (especially if you’re connected to a public Wi-Fi network). Please check your device’s Wi-Fi settings.

 

If you are still not sure, please reach out to our customer support team. We are happy to help!

New Smule Website Design!

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Hi Smulers!

We are thrilled to announce our new website design (www.smule.com) that launched today in efforts to feature our community, and navigating content!

Thanks for all the suggestions, we built them into our current design!

Features:
  • All playlists now serve relevant content based on your region and language.”
  • In the future, banners will rotate to promote most up-to-date content, challenges, partner artists and more!
  • Recommendations for logged in users! 
  • Non-signed in guests see additional playlists from the top 4 topics in their locale, while logged in users will see the top 4 genres they have selected in their songbook.
  • Integration our Single Page app framework, so that movement between recordings, the Home Page, and “View All” page is super fast.

 

How to get the Video Styles if you don’t yet have access?!

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How to get the Video Styles if you don’t yet have access?!

Ever wondered what it would be like if we could create music video styled videos on Smule? Well, we are getting there with VIDEO STYLES – a new feature on Sing! That allows you to be more expressive with videos. These videos are a combination of colors, transitions, effects, animations all while timing perfectly to the music! Right now, there are three different pre-made styles you can select from: #RioStyle, #OsloStyle, and #PetraStyle

We are slowly rolling out this feature to users, however we don’t want to overload our video processing technology by giving this feature to everyone.

Here are ways YOU can do right now to get the effect!

1) You can search #RioStyle, #OsloStyle, and #PetraStyle in the search box to find cool duets you can join, and the new styles will be applied.

2) You can join some power users right now!

#PetraStyle

#OsloStyle

#RioStyle

Keep an eye out for upcoming video styles playlist and more videos! 🙂

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!”

 

 

 

Product Update – Smoothing Effect

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Product Update – Smoothing Effect

We have a new effect available today on IOS and shortly on capable Android phones called the Smoothing effect. This effect is used to enhance the photo and removes any blemishes to create a fuller, more polished photo. The best part is – you can apply this on top of any filter! Check out the examples below:

 

 

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