Site updates...

Just a couple of Q&A points:

Q: Why don't I post show times on my website?

Quick answer: "law of diminishing returns".

A: I have been doing this a looooong time. I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the shows I have been to that have consistently started at the advertised time. It almost never happens. I have seen karaoke show ads in my group and websites that list karaoke at XX time but when I call the venue they tell me a different time. Not even those involved agree. Then there are football game nights.....and not enough singers to start yet.....and playing DJ music instead of karaoke for the first hour.....and whatever other "reasons".

Stated show times are rarely if ever accurate.

If it does start "on time" though.....what does it matter really if it's listed on my site? People are going to call the place or confirm with a secondary source before they go……right? I even confirm them myself when I go out even unless I have spoken to someone that is authoritative on the show. I do have a flag option for an “Early Show” which is defined as a show starting no later than 7:30. That really just divides shows up into “I have to work tomorrow” and “no, I don’t have to work tomorrow” groups.

So…..although I wouldn’t mind having times listed, unless they are accurate what good are they?

Q: why can’t I edit my shows anymore?

A: Thank some of your fellow KJ’s!

Despite the fact I have it posted right in the instructions (http://www.karaokeacrossamerica.com/karaoke-shows/how-to) as well as having said it multiple times in my group, we still have people trying to change an existing show into a new one in an attempt to get rid of the old entry when they lose the gig.

Sneaky, huh?

You can’t do that. Not only is it against the rules, but my site tracks the change. You can’t do this without me knowing so please stop doing it! It doesn’t get rid of the gig….it just creates more work for me when I fix what you tried to hide. If you get a NEW gig add a NEW entry! Don’t try to change one of the other entries in a feeble attempt to get rid of the old show. Sorry you lost the gig, but this happens all the time in the karaoke world. Next time it may be you GETTING a gig so remember that when it comes to show entries. If the guy before you does this then YOU won’t get the traffic. Think about it….

So…….I disabled the ability to edit shows until further notice. If you need an update either email me at or PM me on Facebook. You can still add shows without an issue. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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KAA and Piracy

Howdy karaoke peeps. There was a recent incident in this group where a KJ who didn't know another KJ posted things on the first KJ's thread claiming they were a pirate and asked me to remove the original post due to this alleged piracy. I just wanted to set some things straight here.

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It's been a while...

Good morning folks! I haven't written in a while, but I wanted to send a reminder about how KAA works.
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A Singer's Guide

Since this blogger wrote this he has blocked me on Facebook. I can only speculate on why, but my educated guess is because he possibly uses a less than legal library and doesn't want the publicity. Sad, but true....:(

I am retaining the blog entry because it is well written and is a good contribution to the karaoke community.

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Over the last 15 years, I've watched karaoke shows come and go and with it batch after batch of new singers. A good singer can carry a show, and a bad singer can break a show. That's what makes karaoke both beloved and despised: the performer is the variable that can't be predicted, bought, or cultivated for consistency. Karaoke is a peculiar, masturbatory art form and the people that enjoy it are a class of their own. If you're one of them there's several things you may not be aware of, especially if you're a newbie. So this guide is for you.

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Fun karaoke promotion from Heineken!

Here is a link to a video that was part of a promotion by Heineken beer. Heineken gave a few random strangers the chance to perform their favorite holiday carol in front of thousands of strangers.
 
Here's the video:



Heineken invited unsuspecting New Yorkers for an evening of #CarolKaraoke at Karaoke Boho in NYC’s West Village– as long as they promised to sing one carol. But at the last minute, they were told their performance would be broadcasted in front of thousands. Those who decided in a matter of seconds to keep singing were broadcasted in well-known public places, including a Jumbotron at an NBA game, on the TV of every NYC taxi for a week and on a famed Times Square billboard.

Heineken also put together a survey on holiday karaoke and found:
 
•  The favorite holiday tune is "Jiggle Bell Rock" (31%),
•  followed by "Winter Wonderland" (20%).
•  “All I Want for Christmas is You” (13%).
•  56% think karaoke in front of friends and family is less embarrassing than in front of strangers.
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