I guess it's just a sign of the times, I'm not too sure. But I can not afford to keep the business that I love so dearly running any longer. It's been a great ride, and I was hoping it would be something that would grow into something else, but unfortunately I have morals, the same morals that prevented me from upgrading and duping digital drives of over 100,000 songs of illegally obtained material. These people have made it impossible for me to do business in my area, so the time has come to bring it to an end, and go back enjoying it like I used to. I'm hoping that there is someone who has the time and the energy to make their dreams come true, and most certainly give them a great start as it would take way more money than what I'm willing to part ways with to get this stuff brand new.
The business comes as is with the following equipment:
2 - JBL 15" Self Powered G2 EON Speakers 1 - 10" Yorkville Sub 2 - 10" Soundtech Unpowered Speakers 1 - Mackie CFX 12 Mixing Board w/ effects 1 - 800w Powered Yorkville Mixing Board w/ effects 1 - CAVS 203g Karaoke Player with USB 1 - Mybook Hard Drive with 25,000 karaoke songs 3 - Digital Reference Microphones 1 - 4 par can light set up 1 - Mirror ball with spot 1 - LED Laser Light 4 - Binders of Karaoke Discs that were loaded into the hard drive 1 - Web site if you decide to keep the name, it's fully loaded with mass email system, and an online admin section where you can add songs, and shows. Most of you here have been to my site and know how nice it is. 1 Tub of all the connecting wires All the stands for the speakers and lights 1 CD containing a PDF file of all the karaoke songs All the business contacts that I have amassed over 10 years of business.
Name me a price. Of course you must come and pick up all the equipment, and everything is sold as is, and will not be sold a la cart. It's all or nothing deal.
this is an older post but i must say i agree here. I am finding it so hard to stay open the legal way. There are a few guys now that have over 120,000 songs and one claims to have over 350,000 songs.. How they got that in a matter of days to start a buisness beats me. Im o n the line now where the 4 guys i pay full time to do this stuff are getting paid i had to cut there pay and im barely making money. If i do update music i am stuck paying out of my real jobs money.. I report these people to the proper agencies and nothing happens..
Posts: 4 | From: new york | Registered: May 2009
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It's not a matter of how many songs you can claim, it's a matter of having what people want to sing. Guarantee those 100K + books list every song a MINIMUM of 5 times or more each. I went to one show bragging 150K songs around here & the book literally repeated some songs over 20 times. Big deal? It's not even a selling point anymore as it once was. I have about 11,500 'individual' songs & still hear - WOW you have everything. Get what people want to sing & ask for, run a good show & you'll get & keep jobs.
Yeah I still get that with about the 14,500 unduplicated we have, but since I don't have everything I'm still in the same boat as I was in November. Still only 1 show a month, and some private functions here and there. The bars up here only care about one thing, how cheap you will do a show for them, because they are certainly not going to pay what we feel we are worth. It's extremely sad to see this day come.
I understand completely where you're coming from there. Some moron in the area set the standard for a show by undercutting everyone, and soon the whole industry only wanted to pay that. We have to travel out of town to get a decent wage from the owners now. And even then they grumble.
We're still cheaper than a band.
Posts: 114 | From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Registered: Aug 2006
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Seems to me, it's not how many songs you have, it's WHICH ONES. After almost 20 years of hosting, I would guess-timate my number at about 16,000-18,000 (stopped counting years ago).
With a base collection at this level, I've limited my updating to the occasional bits of new music and customer requests, and it seems more than enough to keep everybody happy.
As for the "numbers game".....I once had a lady call me for a private party who piped up that the last host she talked to had 60,000 songs. I told her the next time a host tells her that, she should ask if he paid for them.
When she asked why, I explained that the average price for a song....whether on CD or legitimate download....is $2, and since it's not likely that this host spent $120,000 on his library, it follows that he probably stole it.
While she acknowledged my point, she asked why, as a customer, she should care whether or not he paid for his music. I said....well, if he has no problems stealing music, he might not have a problem stealing something from your house, either.
Made her think a little, anyway.
Posts: 286 | From: Ventura, CA | Registered: Apr 1999
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