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December 03, 2013 09:00 ET

Smule Launches Musical Greeting Cards for Its Sing! Karaoke App in Support of National Music Education Non-Profit, Little Kids Rock

Send a Sing-A-Gram and Donate to Give Children Access to Free Music Instruction and Instruments

SAN FRANCISCO,CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Smule, the company who turned mobile devices into a global recording studio, today launched Sing-a-Grams for its Sing! Karaoke App and announced a partnership with national music education non-profit, Little Kids Rock.

Just in time for the holidays, Smule Sing!'ers can now create musical greeting cards for family and friends. Simply sing a song in the app, choose a greeting card style and add a personalized message. Sing-a-Grams can then be shared via email or SMS to spread the ultimate holiday cheer.

To sweeten the deal, each greeting card will include some information about Little Kids Rock and a link to donate to the organization on behalf of the Smule Holiday Fundraiser for Little Kids Rock on CrowdRise. Now through December 25, donations to the Smule Holiday Fundraiser will benefit Little Kids Rock and its mission to restore and revitalize music education in public schools. The funds raised will go towards developing music curriculum, training teachers and providing instruments to public school children across the country whose districts have been hit hard by budget cuts. A simple $50 donation provides a guitar to the Little Kids Rock program, benefitting up to three kids in one day.

"We partnered with Little Kids Rock to help young children learn to play music on actual instruments," said Jeff Smith, CEO and co-founder of Smule. "Otherwise, these kids will grow up and have no options other than Smule to create music. Perhaps we might avoid that outcome for a handful of children by singing a few greetings today."

To learn more about how to donate to Little Kids Rock, please visit the Smule Holiday Fundraiser CrowdRise page: http://www.crowdrise.com/smule-lkr-fundraiser. For more information about Sing! Karaoke and other Smule apps such as Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am T-Pain™, Guitar!, please check out: http://www.smule.com/apps.

About Smule
Smule is making music social, interactive, and collaborative again. The company was co-founded in 2008 by Stanford PhD student Jeff Smith and Stanford assistant professor Dr. Ge Wang. Smule started out by creating really great apps for people who wanted to make music. Today, 125 million people across the world use Smule apps. And they are creating communities around the apps, meeting like-minded new friends to join forces and make music. Smule's investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Granite Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Floodgate. More information about Smule can be found at http://www.smule.com.

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in their innovative curriculum while donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin' music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the musical genres that they love. To date, Little Kids Rock has reached nearly 250,000 students. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org

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