Many people think that running a karaoke show is an easy way
to make money, but reality is; there are lots of upfront and ongoing expenses
involved— if you run a legal karaoke
operation that is!
Sadly, I have found that many venue owners have hired
Karaoke Pirates due to their heavily discounted pricing, huge number of song
choices and large followings of local karaoke singers.
I have personal friends and businesses I deal with in both
the music and karaoke industries— and the word out there is that compliant
operators, professional musicians and suppliers are sick and tired of music
copyright laws being blatantly breached. I strongly believe that Music Rights
Australia and Apra will act only once enough complaints come in from the public
about illegally performed karaoke music. Of course, any breaches of music
copyright in general should be reported, but this website is specifically about
I have done my very best to bring awareness to
the issue of karaoke / music piracy to the public karaoke foreground before the
proverbial *hit finally hits the fan— exactly what you all decide to do with it
now is entirely up to you as my prime focus will soon be on the venues!
Why Should Karaoke
Enthusiasts Care If their Local karaoke Show is Compliant or Not?
I guess many karaoke singers don't really think about it too much and are happy just singing at the venues they frequently go to— and don't consider Karaoke Piracy as a big deal. However keep in mind
that both the venue and illegal host make a *hit-load of money but the artists
that originally created the music that you love to perform at karaoke, is being
totally ripped off! Nice one!
Only compensation is, that eventually the venue and pirate
will get a nice hefty lawsuit from Apra but at least the artist’s royalties
will be paid then. I guess that some people (businesses) only learn the hard way!