#1
I just wanted to see what kind of opinions other players out there have about karaoke. I know that I hate it with a passion. I have worked a long time and I also have many friends who have worked their behinds off to gain their abilities to play and sing and yet the places to play or gig are becoming fewer and further between because of karaoke. If you own a bar its a whole lot cheaper to hire a karaoke guy than a band but it seems completely unfair. Karaoke is taking money from musicians all across the country. So what can be done about it?? Feel free to ramble here because I`d like to see if anyone has an answer along with how you feel whether it be good or bad.
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karaoke is fun
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Well honestly it is not only fun but funny most of the time. I`ve been able to destroy it in 4 bars in my area by getting together with other local bands and getting our music out there to the point that people ask for us constantly. I tour most of the time but when we are in town we usually do a gig or two for a benefit of some sort. Benefits are a good way to promote yourselves if you are a new band. Make the people aware of your band is the first step. Push the karaoke to where it belongs, places like your local Moose lodges or legion huts or other establishments of the more seasoned public.
#7
Also get together a battle of bands. Most of the time your local radio stations will gladly promote it. Thats my point. I killed karaoke in my area by getting all of the local bands to start playing publically even if for free. It only took a year and now our bands are back out there making money, not in the garage. Play all types of music. We play everything when we do a casino gig or whatever. We do our originals when we headline our own tours or open up for the bigger acts but we still play it all. From "deuces" and disco to country and western. Fill the bill and you will kill karaoke.
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I just wanted to see what kind of opinions other players out there have about karaoke. I know that I hate it with a passion. I have worked a long time and I also have many friends who have worked their behinds off to gain their abilities to play and sing and yet the places to play or gig are becoming fewer and further between because of karaoke. If you own a bar its a whole lot cheaper to hire a karaoke guy than a band but it seems completely unfair. Karaoke is taking money from musicians all across the country. So what can be done about it?? Feel free to ramble here because I`d like to see if anyone has an answer along with how you feel whether it be good or bad.




Now please leave, and take your shit, 'Karaoke>me' band out of here. We could care less about your bitching.
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I killed karaoke in my area

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#18
Karaoke tracks provide royalties to the artists. Therefore it actually provides a revenue stream to, and rewards successful bands and musicians. I would choose to hear a local live band any day, but karaoke does have its place in the biz.
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#19
Karaoke > OP's band
Dont get it but anyway. We will be in Memphis in two weeks, then Knoxville, back to Cleveland then I play Chicago. We are a doing the blues band thing this time. We`ve played in Holland, along with 2 more gigs in Germany, think it was Belfast, been 3 years so... this past winter we were in Moscow, but nope, never been to Japan. Since I see the seriousness of music as an art isnt here I will leave it at that. I was warned of this type enviroment on these internet forums. Just thought a website such as this would have a better representation. Eitherway, the end. No need to worry, its over now, you can go back to your hip hop and pop and taylor swift, now thats real karaoke.
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my town is very very asian so all the karaoke is in karoake lounges with private rooms for groups of people, since it's such a popular thing

I hate it because Im a retard and never really learned how to read chinese (I went to school for it but . . . eh ==" ) and I cant really sing for shit :/
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Dont get it but anyway. We will be in Memphis in two weeks, then Knoxville, back to Cleveland then I play Chicago. We are a doing the blues band thing this time. We`ve played in Holland, along with 2 more gigs in Germany, think it was Belfast, been 3 years so... this past winter we were in Moscow, but nope, never been to Japan. Since I see the seriousness of music as an art isnt here I will leave it at that. I was warned of this type enviroment on these internet forums. Just thought a website such as this would have a better representation. Eitherway, the end. No need to worry, its over now, you can go back to your hip hop and pop and taylor swift, now thats real karaoke.


Lol you're going to Memphis? I hear there's a great karaoke bar in Orange Mound. You should go there and play your super br00tal band thar.
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