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Musicians – Don’t Sing Alone, Sing Along!

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All you need is love, the Beatles wisely said, and these days, you need a strong community to give you said love. Your fans are what keep you going, they are the reason you work so hard and push through hard times. Their feedback gives you the fuel you need to move forward to become a better artist. Also, isn’t super fun to get to sign your name on someone’s tee-shirt? Just saying.

In the last decade, social networks have changed the way musicians and vocal artists connect with their fan base. These platforms give you different ways to reach a new audience, to collaborate with fellow artists and to share your voice with the world.
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Why Do We Hate the Sound of Our Own Voice – and How to Fix it

We all know that feeling when we hear ourselves on audio or video and think, “Is it me speaking with that awful voice??”

We know we are not the only ones who wince a little (or a lot) when that happens.

It turns out that actually many people are having some issues with the sound of their own voices, but apparently it’s not only about being displeased with ourselves – there’s a scientific explanation to why we don’t like our voices.

Here’s why:

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Are You in on the Growing Trend of Audio-Based Technology, Devices & Apps? You Should Be!

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Messaging has sure come a long way since we first started texting. As have all communication devices, for that matter. With smartphone ownership on the rise globally, and our increasing desire to consume and share content while on the go, tech is seeing an audio revival. Today, according to eMarketer, more than 50% of people in the United States access digital audio monthly. U.S. consumers now have the ability to stream audio everywhere, whether at home or in the office, at the park, on the train, or in the car, etc.
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3 Things We’re Thankful For This Year

Posted by: Ally Benoliel, Marketing Manager, HearMeOut

It’s one of my favorite holidays! And as a turkey and yams fan, I can’t help but look forward to Thanksgiving – and it’s finally arrived.

I’d like to take this opportunity to list the 3 things that we’re thankful for at HearMeOut!

1. First of all, we’re super grateful to have YOU GUYS! We love listening to all of our users’ posts. We enjoy learning a little bit about everyone, and, of course, we love hearing all of your covers!

2. #CoverMe – There’s still time left, so if you haven’t joined the CoverMe competition, you still have a chance. All you have to do is record yourself singing any cover song (up to 42 seconds), post it on HearMeOut, and use the hashtag #CoverMe. At the end of December, we will be giving out a $50 Amazon gift card to the cover with the most likes. So sing, post and share your cover!

3. Cady Groves, one of our favorite singers and users is back on HearMeOut, and we just can’t get enough. So if you haven’t had a chance to follow her, now is the time! BTW, Cady Groves is also participating in the #CoverMe contest AND she’s listening to your covers.

As always, we want to hear what you’re thankful for, and we want to hear your voice! If you haven’t posted yet, be sure to post your thoughts and use the hashtag #Thanksgiving2016.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Vine may have died, but there’s room for more!

Posted by: Ally Benoliel, Marketing Manager, HearMeOut

As a marketer, I’m always looking out for talent, influencers and trending artists. What I’ve come to find is that there is a whole world out there of various stars that, how can I put it, didn’t become stars in the conventional way. Meaning, when I was growing up, there weren’t as many channels as there are today. Talents today become famous on their own, simply by mastering social media.
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The Next Step in Social Media? Consuming Content Powered by VOICE

Posted by: Ally Benoliel, Marketing Manager, HearMeOut

When we think about consuming content, we often think about articles, blogs, newspapers, magazines, YouTube videos, tutorials, vlogs, etc.

We’re here to talk about the next big step – content powered only by voice. It’s time to kick your shoes off, put on your favorite jammies and start creating some awesome stuff.

There are many factors that no longer need to be considered when posting content of this kind – looks, grammar and everything else that goes into writing a post or recording a video is no longer relevant. All you need to do is talk, talk and talk a bit more.

How does it work?

Simple. You record yourself using the app and start talking or singing – whatever floats your boat (or whatever comes to mind). In this judgment-free zone, you’re at liberty to talk about anything that comes to mind and post it for your friends to hear.

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Love to sing? Go ahead and post a song you wrote or even a cover, and have your friends and family listen to your post, like it, share it, repost it or even just comment on how much they enjoy hearing you sing.

Love stand-up? Interested in commentary? Go ahead, post your 42 seconds of audio and share it with the world.

When you think about it, how many of us have taken 50 different pictures just to post that one that came out OK? Put that behind you and feel comfortable and free behind your phone, where people can’t see you, only hear you.

Who’d enjoy this?

We’ve noticed different trends: Users recording themselves singing a note or two just to get some honest feedback; users commenting on different movies; and some who just like sharing their thoughts with other followers and even strangers at times. There are a whole bunch of different categories to choose from. You just need to pick the one that best fits your content.

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I personally love hearing them all and enjoy getting a sneak peek into other people’s minds. I’m inviting you to join in on the fun!

So really, this is for everyone.

Post your first recording and let’s hear what YOU have to SAY!

4 Reasons Why I Prefer Voice over Text

Posted by: Ally Benoliel, Marketing Manager

Yes, I realize I live among a generation that prefers to text absolutely everything. But deep down inside, there’s still a part of me that prefers voice. I prefer listening to my friends’ stories, hearing my little nephews laugh, and, yes, at the risk of sounding totally cliché, I also enjoy the sound of birds in the morning.

Don’t get me wrong, I do understand the importance of the written word, and, at times, I’d rather drop someone a line than have to play phone tag with them. But even so, I realize this is a form of communication that is slowly dying. So, I’d like to take the opportunity to talk about what I love about voice.

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Happy New 2015!

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Hi Everyone,

So 2015 is now officially here and it’s time to say thanks everyone for the great year we had.

This year we launched HearMeOut and started a very exciting journey in the busy and crowded world of startups.
Like every startup, we faced many challenges on a daily basis. We’ve learned, improved and then faced some more challenges.

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