As a KJ who has purchased discs from SoundChoice, you are most likely familiar with this proviso on each disc:
WARNING: THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL COPYRIGHT LAWS. UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OR BROADCAST IS A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS.
With this in mind, the casual karoke family singer could not bring a disc they purchased to an outside venue for play in a karaoke bar by a KJ/DJ. The KJ/DJ can only play the music that he or she has LICENSED from Sound Choice. However, we propose the following solution.
We are in the process of creating a list of popular karaoke songs that are only made by SOUND CHOICE. ANYONE may contribute to this list.
As the list builds, we will begin to create our OWN version of these songs for FOR USE BY A DJ OR KJ ONLY. Should you need further information, please contact us
Creating our version of specific
songs will still require licensing fees which will pass to the
purchaser of our discs. These discs will be re-creations and not the
original artists but will cost a fraction of other manufacturers discs.
For those wondering
about playing out, a representative of BMI states that a DJ/KJ can play
karaoke as long as the ESTABLISHMENT IN WHICH he/she is playing has a
license from BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC.
For those wondering about playing out, a representative of BMI states that a DJ/KJ can play karaoke as long as the ESTABLISHMENT IN WHICH he/she is playing has a license from BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC.
If you wish to make your OWN discs that we CAN play, you must obtain a license from the HARRY FOX AGENCY: http://www.harryfox.com/. A long term contract is NOT required.