PCDJ Karaoke With In-Application Karaoke Subscription - Sign of the times, or just a trend? Music subscriptions are everywhere - from the Spotify's and rdio's, to the radio-centric Pandora and Last.fm. It's been said by many recently that ownership of content, in this case music, isn't as important to the younger generation as it was to the older crowd.
I agree. I lump myself into this same category, although I'm not necessarily "young" I am a techno buff and have been using both Spotify and rdio for my streaming music needs for the last year (and in the case of rdio, download tethering to my iPad and iPhone, so I store the songs locally on my device).
It's great for music discovery, allowing you to find new tunes similar to the music you know you already love. The audio quality is great, and playback is hiccup free.
What hasn't yet been done effectively until recently is karaoke streaming. There are now a few services that you can pay a monthly fee for that allow you access to many thousands of karaoke songs that you stream from you computer or mobile device - complete with follow-the-bouncing-ball on-screen lyrics.
Of course, these services are designed for home users or consumers, not for professional karaoke hosts...
Enter our upcoming karaoke subscription service for commercial use, which will be the first legal karaoke subscription for karaoke entertainers. Unlike most of the services mentioned, minus radio and it's feature that allows you to download songs to your mobile devices, you will be able to store the files you wish to use locally on your gig computer.
Technically it's called tethering, as the files will be usable only when our customer is paying the monthly fee (which is yet to be determined). This will allow the pro KJ access to tens of thousands of tunes from multiple karaoke providers/manufacturers for one monthly fee - and the catalog will be updated regularly. A simple click on "update my catalog" will allow you to download all the freshly added karaoke tunes.
PCDJ Karaoki With In-Application Karaoke Subscription - So, if you'd like to let us know your take on this type of in-app subscription service, if it's something you'd consider using (or not), we'd love to hear from you. We hope to launch within the next two months, and keep tabs on our blog here for more information, including pricing, when it's available!
Until then, keep on singing!
“He who sings scares away his woes.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra