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Think You Have What It Takes To Be A Karaoke DJ?

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A lot of people who love to sing thinks that being a Karaoke DJ or as some call it, a KJ is easy. But I beg to differ. Not only do you have to deal with all of the drunk singers, but you have to keep the show itself interesting. I for one actually DJ in between the singers. Why? Well, not everyone can sing. You get 3 or 4 really drunk or just plain bad singers in a row and you will lose your audience. I’ve seen it a million times. You go to a Karaoke Bar here in Dallas or the surrounding cities, and initially, there may be 15-20 people there for Karaoke, and another 20 patrons in the bar who don’t actually sing, but just want to have a beer and relax or who may be there scouting talent.. An hour later there may be the same 15-20 Karaoke singers, but everyone else has tabbed out and left the bar. Why is that? Well, if you can’t DJ and keep the interest of the patrons who are there, by playing good music that caters to their needs as well, then they will leave, the bar loses money and you’re left with the 15-20 or less singers who may not be able to sing at all.  Dee Jaying is out playing to the crowd. A good DJ will always do this and keep both the singers and the standby patrons happy. No one leaves and thus the bar is making more money. There is also the issue of setting up the show and breaking it down as well as being technically sound and understanding your equipment and what to use and not to use. We will talk about that in another post. Have a great day!

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