Forum: Video Discussion

Video mixing & karaoke
Topic: Karaoke Disappointment
I subscribed to the Karaoke add on and I have to say it seems extraordinarily limited. Many songs without lyrics, out of date and songs that would normally be available isn’t.
I have the professional license and wanted to expand my using the karaoke add on but from what I see I may just need to cancel that subscription.
How can this be changed or improved?
I have been to other venues where the karaoke is unlimited and to be honest amazing.

Posted Mon 01 Jan 18 @ 11:06 pm
Dj.nickieb wrote :
How can this be changed or improved?


This is probably a question for the provider you signed up for in VDJ

For Karaoke that is:
USA/CA: powered by KaraokeCloud
Internationally: powered by DigiTrax Karaoke Cloud content





Posted Tue 02 Jan 18 @ 11:44 am
djdadPRO InfinityDevelopment ManagerMember since 2005
Dj.nickieb wrote :
Many songs without lyrics, out of date and songs that would normally be available isn’t..


Could you point us to a few songs that fall into the above cases ? If there are any, we will let our Providers know and fix.

Thanks


Posted Tue 02 Jan 18 @ 1:56 pm
I have the same experience. We do not do a much Karaoke DJing and had a mixed Karaoke/DJ gig this weekend so decided to add the Karaoke (Digiitrax) subscription to fill in on the tracks we didn't have - and we do not have much Karaoke.

We were SO disappointed that very few what we would regard as standard Karaoke tracks were available through the the VirtualDJ Karaoke service. Even classics (at least for Karaoke) like:

Tom Jones Delilah, Elton John Nikita, Tom Jones Green Green Grass, Eric Clapton Wonderful tonight, ...

We ended up delaying the Karaoke session and called in one of our colleagues with his disk collection and printed catalogue to save the day (partially).

So it seems that the description on the Virtual DJ website for this content unlimited extra licence is really not what is described. It is sad that the only retorts we can see is a directive to contact the content provider. There are two issues with this. First, it is not possible to get hold of the content provider and their website gives no clue as to what they provide to thrid parties like Virtual DJ. Second, and more importantly, our contract for this service is with Virtual DJ - they are our supplier and we pay via their payment service to them. So contractually the questions, improvements, alternate or additional prodovers and so on should be the responsibility of Virtual DJ or they should not describe the service as they do.

Of course, in general these streaming services are a fill in for the odd thing that you do not have. We have subscribed to the audio streaming service for a long time and probably only use it for a couple of tracks a month but it is important that we can when it is needed. I remember the hiatus when this service was also not working and there were lots of complaints because some DJs seemed to be relying on the service. I disregarded most of these at the time thinking that it was really the DJs fault because they should have bought most of the music they use and have alternate options on fill in options.

But ... the experience this weekend changes my opinion. I am not a regular Karaoke provider and we do not promote Karaoke as a main service. But we do get requests from time to time even it is for a short fill in and it would make sense for us to "rent" the capability of doing this as we have absolutely no idea what would be requested and is of course far more eclectic that running a DJ set.

Sorry for the long and convoluted message and I hope thosein Virtual DJ reading this will understand my main point:

I needed a quick fix to be able to provide an ad hoc karaoke service and what is described by virtual dj made it clear that this was the most appropriate service for us. It was extremely disappointing that the £20 and a lot of time was wasted because this did not work. Moreover, I was frustrated because it was tough to give our client what they wanted.

I really look forward to suggestions, answers, alternative approaches and so on.


Posted Sun 28 Jan 18 @ 6:04 pm
Yeah I can relate, the provider Atomix uses is pretty crappy. I used this company, http://www.karafun.com and it saved the night.

I doubt Ill ever use the Atomix service again or at least until the library gets some major updates..........

Posted Mon 29 Jan 18 @ 1:14 am
Signed up for the karaoke last night, how dissapointed I was. I would of thought songs i considered standard would have been available, how wrong was i, well my subscription will be cancelled, anyone else who considers this, don't bother with it .

Posted Sun 04 Mar 18 @ 9:38 am
The karaoke library has seemed to have lost a BUNCH of music and I am looking at other options.

Posted Wed 28 Mar 18 @ 12:42 pm
I purchased the karaoke contents unlimited a couple of time in the past 3 years. The second time was in 2016 or early 2017 and once again I canceled the subscription within a few months of purchase. The reason ? A very limited content. Tracks that should be easily found were not there. Tons of country songs but few songs that baby boomers might want to sing or other age groups for that matter.
I basically gave up on Contents Unlimited Karaoke. I'm not a KJ but occasionally get requests for karaoke, so I would like to have a solid karaoke menu to offer.
What's everybody using out there? I need a strong database that's compatible with VDJ 8.2.

Thank You

Posted Fri 06 Apr 18 @ 11:19 pm
What's everybody using out there? I have 60,000 and counting library that I paid for, so I have all the standards. I have a contentent unlimited subscription, and also buy from BuyKaraokeDownloads.com while at the gig if I have too. They are also having a sale on catalogs if you are interested.

Posted Sat 07 Apr 18 @ 8:19 am
Many songs have been removed from streaming/purchasing Karaoke catalogues. There has been a "No Fly List" since 2014 of various songwriters and artists who removed their songs. Court proceedings brought by Sony & Universal against all major Karaoke manufacturers (looking for millions of dollars in unpaid royalties) and further licensing issues meant a new list was issued on 1 January 2018 with many songs no longer available to stream, purchase in electronic format nor purchase in disc form. If you haven't already got some of these songs in your catalogue, then they may not ever be available to you. The issue is not with Atomix - it is with the Karaoke content provider and they have to abide by the licensing laws now otherwise face further court proceedings.

Posted Sat 07 Apr 18 @ 1:42 pm
Thanks KJ and A Man for your comments. They are helpful. I started building up my karaoke database by buying tracks from a couple online providers.

Posted Mon 09 Apr 18 @ 7:19 pm
Good News! The so-called No Fly List of artists who don't want you to buy karaoke versions of their songs has been shortened recently as Warner Music relented on a load of their artists including these available on www.sunflykaraoke.com/

1100078 More Than A Woman 911
1100009 It's Gonna Be Me *NSYNC
1105293 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Al Green
1111501 Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb
1100634 Life Story Barbra Streisand
1100649 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
1100648 What Kind Of Fool Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
1115863 Holiday Bee Gees
1115957 Love So Right Bee Gees
1107631 Emotion Bee Gees
1107632 Gotta Get A Message To You Bee Gees
1100192 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Bee Gees
1107635 How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
1107637 I Started A Joke Bee Gees
1107638 Immortality Bee Gees
1107639 Islands In The Stream Bee Gees
1107636 I've Gotta Get A Message To You Bee Gees
1107640 Jive Talkin' Bee Gees
1107641 Lonely Days Bee Gees
1107643 Massachusetts Bee Gees
1107644 More Than A Woman Bee Gees
1107645 New York Mining Disaster Bee Gees
1107646 Night Fever Bee Gees
1101400 Nights On Broadway Bee Gees
1107648 Run To Me Bee Gees
1109838 Spicks & Specks Bee Gees
1107649 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
1107650 This Is Where I Came In Bee Gees
1107651 To Love Somebody Bee Gees
1107652 Too Much Heaven Bee Gees
1107247 Tragedy Bee Gees
1107654 Words Bee Gees
1107655 You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees
1107656 You Win Again Bee Gees
1114878 07-Nov Beyonce
1111422 1+1 (One Plus One) Beyonce
1110458 Ave Maria Beyonce
1111390 Best Thing I Never Had Beyonce
1110105 Broken Hearted Girl Beyonce
1100771 Check On It Beyonce
1111945 Countdown (Clean) Beyonce
1111944 Countdown (Explicit) Beyonce
1100772 Crazy In Love Beyonce
1115078 Crazy In Love (50 Shades Remix) Beyonce
1118503 Die With You Beyonce
1109724 Diva Beyonce
1112429 End Of Time Beyonce
1116269 Formation Beyonce
1100773 Green Light (Freemasons Remix) Beyonce
1109582 Halo Beyonce
1116369 Hold Up Beyonce
1109338 If I Were A Boy Beyonce
1100774 Irreplaceable Beyonce
1100775 Listen Beyonce
1112008 Love On Top Beyonce
1100776 Me Myself & I Beyonce
1100777 Naughty Girl Beyonce
1113763 Partition Beyonce
1100778 Ring The Alarm Beyonce
1111322 Run The World (Girls) Beyonce
1109485 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce
1109748 Sweet dreams Beyonce
1110126 Video Phone Beyonce
1100779 Work It Out Beyonce
1113703 XO Beyonce
1100780 Beautiful Liar Beyonce & Shakira
1112053 Party Beyonce Feat. J Cole
1101855 Deja Vu Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z
1113702 Drunk In Love Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z
1106761 Baby Boy Beyonce Feat. Sean Paul
1101203 Words Boyzone
1101857 For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield
1107647 Nights On Broadway Candi Staton
1101505 Immortality Celine Dion & The Bee Gees
1101637 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) Christopher Cross
1109618 (Barry) Islands In The Stream Comic Relief
1101852 Carry On Crosby Stills Nash & Young
1101861 Love The One You're With Crosby Stills Nash & Young
1105055 Emotion Destiny's Child
1107827 After The Thrill Is Gone Eagles
1107828 Already Gone Eagles
1107829 Best Of My Love Eagles
1107830 Chug All Night Eagles
1107831 Desperado Eagles
1107832 Get Over It Eagles
1107833 Heartache Tonight Eagles
1112170 Hole In The World Eagles
1107834 Hotel California Eagles
1107835 I Can't Tell You Why Eagles
1112172 James Dean Eagles
1107837 Last Resort Eagles
1107838 Life In The Fast Lane Eagles
1107840 Lyin' Eyes Eagles
1107843 One Of These Nights Eagles
1112173 Sad Cafe Eagles
1100033 Take It Easy Eagles
1107848 Take It To The Limit Eagles
1107849 Tequila Sunrise Eagles
1107850 The Long Run Eagles
1107851 Too Many Hands Eagles
1112174 Victim Of Love Eagles
1107852 Witchy Woman Eagles
1102546 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
1103055 Grease Frankie Valli
1110520 Jump Glee Cast
1103332 You Belong To The City Glenn Frey
1109894 21 Guns Green Day
1110121 21st Century Breakdown Green Day
1103401 American Idiot Green Day
1103402 Basket Case Green Day
1103403 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Green Day
1103404 Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) Green Day
1103406 Jesus Of Surburbia Green Day
1109670 Know Your Enemy Green Day
1110080 Longview Green Day
1103407 Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
1110054 Welcome To Paradise Green Day
1103445 Everything's Coming Up Roses Gypsy
1103446 Let Me Entertain You Gypsy
1103596 Send In The Clowns Howard Keel
1110038 Down Jay Sean Feat. Lil' Wayne
1110562 99 Problems Jay-Z
1110648 A Star Is Born Jay-Z
1105414 Girls Girls Girls Jay-Z
1103868 Hard Knock Life Jay-Z
1112843 Izzo (H.O.V.A) Jay-Z
1111079 Numb-Encore Jay-Z
1110186 Young Forever Jay-Z
1111954 Otis (Clean) Jay-Z & Kanye West
1111935 Otis (Explicit) Jay-Z & Kanye West
1110042 Empire State Of Mind Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys
1110034 Run This Town Jay-Z Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West
1104014 Hold On To My Love Jimmy Ruffin
1113339 Small World Johnny Mathis
1114157 Birthday Katy Perry
1118723 Bon Appetit Katy Perry
1110480 California Gurls Katy Perry
1118263 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry
1110686 Circle The Drain Katy Perry
1113695 Dark Horse Katy Perry
1111008 E.T. Katy Perry
1110781 Firework Katy Perry
1109266 Hot & Cold Katy Perry
1109180 I Kissed A Girl Katy Perry
1111391 Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) Katy Perry
1110798 Not Like The Movies Katy Perry
1109482 One Of The Boys Katy Perry
1112300 Part Of Me Katy Perry
1111089 Peacock Katy Perry
1116418 Rise (Olympic Song) Katy Perry
1113449 Roar Katy Perry
1110615 Teenage Dream Katy Perry
1111980 The One That Got Away Katy Perry
1109583 Thinking Of You Katy Perry
1114635 This Is How We Do Katy Perry
1113619 Unconditionally Katy Perry
1109690 Waking Up In Vegas Katy Perry
1112537 Wide Awake Katy Perry
1118831 Swish Swish Katy Perry Feat. Nicki Minaj
1104405 She Believes In Me Kenny Rogers
1102292 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
1112652 American Bad Ass Kid Rock
1104882 Love The One You're With Luther Vandross
1105104 Venus In Blue Jeans Mark Wynter
1109076 Love Me Martine McCutcheon
1107634 How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Michael Buble
1114135 To Love Somebody Michael Buble
1105666 Staying Alive N-Trance
1105752 Sacred Trust One True Voice
1110106 Brick By Boring Brick Paramore
1105803 Crush Crush Crush Paramore
1109495 Decode Paramore
1110051 Ignorance Paramore
1111082 Misery Business Paramore
1110879 Playing God Paramore
1105804 That's What You Get Paramore
1111099 Writings On The Wall Plan B
1112908 He Got Game Public Enemy
1106361 Pon De Replay Rihanna
1109139 Rehab Rihanna
1106363 Shut Up And Drive Rihanna
1106365 Umbrella Rihanna
1112075 Talk That Talk (Clean) Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z
1112073 Talk That Talk (Explicit) Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z
1103282 Saved By The Bell Robin Gibb
1106550 She Believes In Me Ronan Keating
1106725 Affirmation Savage Garden
1106726 Animal Song Savage Garden
1106727 Break Me Shake Me Savage Garden
1109840 Crash & Burn Savage Garden
1106728 Hold Me Savage Garden
1106729 I Knew I Loved You Savage Garden
1106730 I Want You Savage Garden
1106731 To The Moon & Back Savage Garden
1106732 Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
1102183 Chain Reaction Steps
1107653 Tragedy Steps
1110250 By The Sea Sweeney Todd
1107449 How Deep Is Your Love Take That
1107461 And She Was Talking Heads
1107462 Burning Down The House Talking Heads
1107463 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
1107464 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads
1100057 More Than A Woman Tavares
1103638 Drive The Cars
1107690 My Best Friends Girl The Cars
1111620 Blitzkreig Bop The Ramones
1114574 I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
1109355 I Wanted Everything The Ramones
1108790 And The Cradle Will Rock Van Halen
1104461 Jump Van Halen
1108793 Panama Van Halen
1112319 Tattoo Van Halen
1108795 When It's Love Van Halen
1108796 Why Can't This Be Love Van Halen
1109075 If I Can't Have You (Saturday Night Fever) Yvonne Elliman
1105127 Love Me Yvonne Elliman





Posted Fri 12 Apr 19 @ 11:08 am
the SOUND INSURGENT wrote :
Yeah I can relate, the provider Atomix uses is pretty crappy. I used this company, http://www.karafun.com and it saved the night.

I doubt Ill ever use the Atomix service again or at least until the library gets some major updates..........


Can we play this Karaoke Songs from Karafun in VDJ ?
Or only over the Karafun Player?

I dont know this Side.
Thanks


Posted Sat 13 Apr 19 @ 5:26 am
vlnjacki wrote :
the SOUND INSURGENT wrote :
Yeah I can relate, the provider Atomix uses is pretty crappy. I used this company, http://www.karafun.com and it saved the night.

I doubt Ill ever use the Atomix service again or at least until the library gets some major updates..........


Can we play this Karaoke Songs from Karafun in VDJ ?
Or only over the Karafun Player?

I dont know this Side.
Thanks



Only with the Karafun player.

Posted Sat 13 Apr 19 @ 1:39 pm
OK,thanks for the Info.

Posted Sat 13 Apr 19 @ 2:56 pm