Smule is a unique mobile-focused company that built its reputation on such apps as I Am T-Pain and Sing! Karaoke. They're also seeing great success with instrument apps as well. These apps are also participatory and that's opened up powerful marketing opportunities that have already benefited select emerging artists and are now being made available much more widely via the new Smule Artist Program. The program is initially free. Indie label Bright Antenna is Smule's launch partner but you can apply to participate. Smule's reported great success in the past including stats that Eliot Van Buskirk once described as "crazy...

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