As I understand it, SMULE negotiates all the appropriate copyright for songs added to the Official Songbook, whereas songs added to the Community Songbook don’t have such protection or validation.
What I’m asking is how often SMULE adds material. (I take it that such material either requires negotiation with multiple parties... and may even require to be commissioned as a fresh recording by session musicians).
The question behind this question is really how, as a user, I can encourage
@misterspeakeasy I have some updates on the actual question of legitimate tracks on Smule!
On July 22, 2015, Smule opened up their Songbook to user uploads. They state they had added 1500 songs until this point.
If I look at Smule official account, it shows 2622 songs on the website, and 2582 songs on the app.
refer to my other post for screenshots (dated 5 Feb 2020):
So from 2015 to 2020, Smule went fr