Call Me Ozz-Monthly Karaoke Newsletter
It’s time to sing you all at the fair! With over one hundred contestants and some of Albuquerque’s funniest comedians, the New Mexico State Fair is going to be a memorable experience as we’ll be singing and laughing it up at the Karaoke and Comedy Showcases.
The Comedy Showcase
While Call Me Ozz loves to sing, we’re about more than karaoke. We love to laugh! This Showcase features comedians such as Keith Breckenridge, Davyd Roseman, Eddie Stevens and Julian Motton. They will be at the Mattress Pavilion at the New Mexico State Fair on September 13th at 6pm.
To learn more about the Comedy Showcase visit:
Adult Karaoke Showcase
For the first eight nights of the fair, 12 singers will be taking to the big stage at the pavilion. Out of 96 singers, only 12 will make it through to the semi-finals. Of those 12, only 3 will finish with mind blowing performances where just one will be this year’s New Mexico Karaoke Champion!
The Adult portion of the Karaoke Championship runs from September 6th through September 15th.
Minor’s Karaoke Showcase Championship
The last night of the fair certainly won’t be lackluster with performances from some of the most talented karaoke singing minors getting up on the big stage! On September 16th the top three minors will be rewarded first, second, and third prize. Only one being named the Mexico State Fair Minor Karaoke Champion!
This same evening the judges will be awarding the Top Male, Top Female, along with KJ and Best Venue. There will also be special recognition rewards.
You can find out more about the Karaoke Showcases on the Call Me Ozz New Mexico State Fair Homepage at: http://www.callmeozz.net/NMSF-Homepage-2018.html
And the fun doesn’t end after the Fair! Here are some more amazing events happening this month:
11th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest Beer Festival
60 Breweries, fun, games, live entertainment, and tastings this is the event for any beer lover. The Hopfest takes place Saturday, September 8th 2018 and runs from 2pm to 6pm at Isleta Resort and Casino on 11000 Broadway SE. Pricing ranges from $10-$65.
For more information on the 11th Annual Hopfest go to:
Geeks Who Drink – Quiz for a Cause
Saturday, September 8th 7pm – 10pm at the Boxing Bear Brewing Co. at
10200 Corrales Rd Albuquerque NM 87114. $5 Donations are welcomed but NOT Required to Support Cause. The money being raised is for the Animal Humane New Mexico’s efforts to save Homeless Pets.
To learn more about this event go to:
Ballooning 202 Class
Sunday, September 9th 6:30 AM – 1:30 PM
This event is a free event at the Balloon Fiesta Park on 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway.
To find out more about this event visit:
Movies On The Plaza
This is an ongoing free event that takes place every Wednesday and Friday. It starts at dusk, or roughly sometime between 7 and 8 pm at the Civic Plaza on 20 First Plaza NW.
To learn more about Movies On The Plaza go to:
E-40 @ The Historic El Rey Theater
E-40 will be performing on Friday, September 14th at 7pm at the Historic El Rey Theater. Pricing is $24.50 Adv plus fees.
Check out this Event at:
Dino Dash – 2nd Annual Dinosaur-Themed 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a Dinosaur themed walk on Sunday, September 16th. The Fun Walk/Run will take place from 7:30 - 10:30 am.
To find out more about the 2nd Annual Dino Dash go to:
Or check out their Event on Facebook at:
Rio Bravo Brewing's First Annual Chile Cook Off
Rio Bravo Brewing Company on 1912 2nd Street is hosting its First Annual Chile Cook Off on Saturday, September 29th! The cook off starts at 12:00 pm and runs until 6:00pm. This is a delicious free event that is sure to leave you hungry for more!
Visit the following link to find out more:
OT Circus Sideshow Artist Market & Pop Up Shop!
Saturday, September 15th; 10am to 2pm at OT Circus on 709 Central NW.
This is a great event to express some of your artistic creativity and to support local crafters and artists by purchasing some of their homemade goods.
Find out more about the OT Circus Sideshow Artist Market and Pop Up Shop here:
SING N WIN FOR VACATIONS AND PRIZES:
Join us this Tuesday LAST CHANCE for you chance to win vacations and prizes at The Library Bar & Grill Downtown! Starting at 9pm, sing a song in its entirety to be entered to win! This week’s prize will be a vacation for three days and two nights in Las Vegas, Nevada! This is a progressive sing n win, so the more times you sing, the more times you visit, the more chances to win!
DINNER and a MAGIC SHOW!
This event has been rescheduled for October 19, 2018. More information to come!
SING N WIN FOR CASH:
The Sandbar Brewery & Grill is bringing back the Sing n Win for cash.
One night only, Wednesday, August 15th, starting at 8:00pm, drawing between 11 & 11:30pm.
First name drawn wins $50, second name drawn wins $150, and the last name drawn wins $200.
Limited to the first 45 singers to sign up and sing. This is not a competition.
The Sandbar is located at: 4100 San Mateo Blvd NE
CANCER BENEFIT FOR TRUJILLO FAMILY:
Help support our fellow KJ Famous Amos, as both of his parents have been diagnosed with cancer. His father has already undergone surgery, and we all know it’s a long road to recovery. They could really use some help paying the medical bills.
Plan to attend the fundraiser on Friday, August 17th from 7:00-9:00pm. Duke City Event Center. 2822 2nd Street NW.
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/472270659906844/
DINNER AND A CONCERT:
Call Me Ozz is giving away two tickets to the concert on September 30th and Dinner ($50 gift certificate)
Register at any of the NMSF Karaoke Showcase Auditions.
You may register as often as you can.
The drawing will be held Saturday, August 25th at Camino Rael Winery & Taproom in Los Lunas.
You do not have to be present to win the concert tickets, however, you do have to be present to win the dinner portion.
CALL ME OZZ COMEDY SHOWCASE @ THE 2018 NM STATE FAIR:
Call Me Ozz will be bringing family friendly laughter to the Main Pavilion stage on Thursday, September 13th from 6-8pm.
Produced by Left Field Productions featuring:
2018 NM STATE FAIR KARAOKE SHOWCASE:
The 2018 Karaoke Season continues as we qualify more adults to the 2018 NMSF Karaoke Showcase! You can still qualify at the following locations:
The Library Bar & Grill-Tuesday, August 14th-8:00pm-FULL WALK IN ONLY 8:30-8:45
Camino Rael Winery & Taproom-Saturday, August 25th-7:00pm
KARAOKE AT THE 2018 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR:
All events take place at the Main Pavilion.
Open Karaoke every night; September 6-15 from 5:00-5:45pm. On line registration will open September 1, 2018.
Adult Showcase Nights: September 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 8:00pm.
New Mexico State Fair Parade: Saturday, September 8-9:00am
Adult Semi Final Night: September 14th at 8:00pm
Adult Finals and Champion Night: September 15th 8:00pm
Minors Finals and Champion Day: September 16th 2:45pm
Special Recognition and Awards: September 16th (Approximately) 3:45pm
Celebration Cake Cutting: Immediately following the crowning of the Minor Champions.
Become a sponsor! https://www.callmeozz.net/NMSF-2018-Sponsorships.html
FAMILY KARAOKE KARNIVAL:
Mark your calendar now, as we put this awesome family event together! Karaoke, fun jumps for all ages, bean bag toss, ring, toss, dunkin for apples, face painting, hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Saturday, September 29th from 4:00-8:00pm. Free entry! Duke City Event Center.
No alcohol permitted.
KARAOKE AT THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA:
We will be managing two karaoke shows at the 2018 International Balloon Fiesta, KJ by Mclain from Kamikaze Karaoke.
Wednesday October 10th from 10:30am-1:00pm and Thursday, October 11th from 5:00-7:30pm.
The 24 adult contestants from the 2018 NMSF Karaoke Showcase will automatically be registered to sing at this event. There will be room for 12-15 additional singers to sing as well. First come first sing!
CALL ME OZZ BIRTHDAY BASH:
With Call Me Ozz coming out of retirement, it would only be right to bring back the Birthday Bash!
We are currently putting this Talent Show Event together right now. It will be in November and be hosted at a local family friendly venue. Entertainment will include: Karaoke, Live Music, Comedy, Dancer, Magic, and much, much more! Stay Tuned!
We will be back in the freezing cold nights of December singing our way down Central Avenue as we once again participate in the 2018 Twinkle Light Parade. We will release more information as it becomes available.
RED VELVET UNDERGROUND:
Hosts entertainment and great food seven nights a week! Karaoke, Comedy, Live Music. Visit:for the latest schedule!
CALL ME OZZ and KARAFUN:
Call Me Ozz has partnered up with Karafun to bring you 100% legal karaoke options.
Whether you are a professional and would like to be completely legal at your commercial shows, or if you’re an induvial who wants to practice at home. Karafun has everything you need.
For more information: https://www.karafun.com/?aff=77
CALL ME OZZ LIVE:
Join us every Wednesday at 6pm on Facebook: Billy Ozz Beare page as Ozz comes on live and brings you up to date on everything going on in the wonderful world of Call Me Ozz! Thank youfor making this happen every week!
NEW MEXICO DREAM CENTER:
Call Me Ozz has partnered with the NM Dream Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless teens find hope, home and love. A representative will be at most auditions to give you more information about what they do and how you can help. You can visit their website right here:
WE NEED A SALESPERSON!
We are looking for an outside salesperson to sell advertising to businesses. We are looking for someone with a couple of years of outside, face to face, business to business sales experience, that has a reliable vehicle, a cell phone, a computer, is proficient in MS Office, and has internet. For more information:
WHAT CALL ME OZZ DOES:
Do you have an event you need help promoting? We do that.
Would you like to put together an event? We produce and manage events.
Do you have a business you want people to know about? We offer advertising services.
Do you need a KJ, a DJ, a Band, a Comedian, Video-ographer, Etc? Our network is the largest in the state.
Do you need a website built and managed? We do that too.
Would you like the benefits of social media marketing without lifting a finger? Yup, we do that too.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST STAFF:
Kenny Johnson-Video Clipper-Hands On-Assistant Coach
Tiago Marti-Advertising Sales
Renee Burreson-Admin Assistant/Social Media Marketing
VISIT OUR NEWEST PAGES:
Call Me Ozz Current Events: http://www.callmeozz.net/Featured-Events.html
Open Mic Nights: http://www.callmeozz.net/Open-Mic.html
Brew Houses: http://www.callmeozz.net/Brew-Houses.html
Back in 2014 the events director at the NMSF came to me and asked me to put together a karaoke show for the Fair…..so I did. The rest of the staff at the Fair was not so sure about his idea but was “OK” with it. Little did we know it’d turn in to what it has become.
In 2014, we flew under the radar, and when they saw the support for this event and they were blown away. They were expecting a bunch of drunk fools to get on stage and embarrass the Fair…..YOU GUYS blew them away!
They asked us back in 2015, and once again, they were blown away…..and then came 2016. They year that made the mark. It was also the year that I (Ozz) decided to retire. They always say retire at your peak, which I did.
In 2017, they had a radio station take care of the karaoke
competition, and I think the radio station realized doing karaoke at the Fair,
was much harder than they imagined. They also asked us to come back, just to do
a 90-minute karaoke show of champions of the past. So, I pulled together Call
Me Ozz Karaoke Showcase of Champions with the help of Coach Milli and we blew
them away! (Again). Seeing the love, this brought me out of retirement.
Now, in 2018, we are now listed as a SPECTACULAR, which is a very high honor at the NMSF. This is a very prestigious spot to obtain. Only here do the special acts get listed…and yes, our amazing karaoke community…we are SPECTACULAR! You can find us on the NMSF Spectacular page: https://statefair.exponm.com/p/things-to-do/283
I would like to thank everyone that makes this possible, let’s blow them away again, so we can really blow them away in 2019……Call Me Ozz is a Local Promotion Company, here to promote Local Businesses and Local Entertainers…like you!
Love is in the Fair 2018!
It’s no secret that since Phoenix Entertainment Partners (PEP) bought out Soundchoice and Chartbusters, that they have reignited their quest for suing KJs and Venues for using their product without permission from PEP.
About three months ago they began their attack upon Albuquerque. One day I received a text message from one of our affiliated KJs letting me know PEP had contacted them and told them, get with the program or get sued.
Since then many other affiliated KJs and Venues had been contacted by PEP. Call Me Ozz (CMO) at that time decided to become an affiliate of Karafun to help KJs and Venues have an option to the PEP bullying tactics.
Today, CMO was notified by another KJ that their venue had been contacted by PEP and told to get with the program or get sued. They told PEP they would be switching to Karafun and no longer use Soundchoice or Chartbusters.
Apparently one of our competitors (we will be nice and
not mention their name), was contacted by PEP as well. We immediately received
physical threats against the CEO of CMO accusing CMO of reporting him. It absolutely astounds me that anyone would do
business with this company.
The screenshot of the entire Facebook conversation is in the process of being uploaded to the CMO chatroom.
*I hear a lot of venue managers and owner complain about the lack of sales of drinks or food when they provide entertainment, comedy, live music or karaoke
*Then they blame the KJ, Band or Comedians.
*The more I thought about this I had to really think about this in the terms of a salesperson
*Are they your entertainers to keep people there? Or do you think they are your salespeople?
*Your staff is your sales people
*Sure the can mention specials and encourage to spend money, but ultimately it is your staff
*Are they providing proper service? Some venues I must chase down the server
*Are the suggestive selling?
*As the manager or the owner, do you observe your staff?
*If someone is enjoying the entertainment without purchase, you have the right to refuse any service to them
*I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on how to help venues increase revenue while entertainment is there.
*Difference between live music & karaoke
*Live bands cost more than a night of karaoke
*Think about that in terms of reality
*5, 6, 7, 8 hundred for a band for the night, brings a full house-however, if that same bands plays every week, the attendance drops
*Karaoke is the opposite. 50, 100, 150, 200 a night. Starts with a few and builds over time.
*The right KJ, in the right venue will build to a steady busy karaoke night every week
*Do you agree or disagree? And why?
*One of our Albuquerque KJs was attacked by the Sound Choice police
*They asked me what they should do
*I am not a lawyer
*After research found they have lost lawsuits when you stand up to them
*They only own the rights to 25 songs
*They try to suit for CW infringement, making people think SC is the KJ company
*Lost law suits
*If you can afford it fight them
*If not, drop SC and use only Karafun professional version
*You can get hooked up with Karafun on the Call Me Ozz website
*What are your thoughts?
*New admin-Alyssa Gates is back
*Need a salesperson-Vehicle, Phone, Computer, Internet, Printer, MS Office, B2B experience
I am in El Paso training the sales rep to take over my southern territory.
*The main reason I retired in 2016 was because my chemical company offered me the southern territory.
*I actually started it in April of 2016.
*It became overwhelming and had to choose one or the other.
*Because of finances, CMO was not making enough money, so I did what I had to do.
*I never started CMO to ever become this…it just did.
*After being gone for a year, and seeing what I saw, and being asked to come back by the NMSF, Venues, KJs and fellow singers I chose to give up that southern territory which was half of my sales.
*I noticed the karaoke community scattered and fell apart. This karaoke family has become my passion, and now that we are bringing in more comedy, theater and live music, it’s now more the CMO community.
*In three weeks I will be giving up Farmington and the rest by the end of the year, and then CMO will be 100% of my livelihood.
*We are local promotion company here for local entertainers, and local venues to help local people find things to do.
*You can help us grow by visiting the site everyday and seeing what’s new, or post in the chat room, or comment on the forums.
*Or help our search engines by googling “karaoke in Albuquerque”, then clicking on CMO.
by attending as many of the CMO events as possible.
I thank you for supporting CMO, and look forward to many more years with you. How can you help?
*The karaoke community
*Is a bunch of pockets of singers of each venue
*All together make up one big community
*CMO prides itself on creating new singers, and helping people who are new to Abq find a place to sing, or newly single people find a place to sing
*Not to move singers from one venue to the next
*You will lose singers by change of circumstances: Get married, get a BF or GF, start school, New job, move away, in the last 18 years I have seen so many singers come and go.
*Don’t get comfortable and stop promoting just because you are always busy. It takes time to get new singers, therefore you should be promoting the most when you are the busiest.
*Waiting until you get slow is too late.
*CMO has affordable advertising packages, and promotion packages to make sure you always have new singers coming in your doors.
*KJs that promote CMO get discounted rates and free listings in the KJ Showcase, and the courtesy listings.
*Beginning July 15th, CMO will only list venues that support CMO. Courtesy listing is available at .57 cents per week per night, until July 15th, then the rate will go to $1.15 per week.
Karafun-Not actual originals
Extended Catalog must obtain permission from the original artist, ascap, bmi, sesac etc
One subscription per room (Venue)
Can only DL 1,000 songs for a playlist
Otherwise must have solid internet
subscriptions: $10 Per month-Personal/$5.99 two day party pass/$129.99 Professional per month per venue
You Tube-Absolutely not allowed broadcasting commercially
T&C Section 4d: You must obtain YT permission in order to broadcast their logo, TM,
Name or ads contained within.
T&C Section 5b: You shall not broadcast without YT & the video owners consent.
ASCAP-Responsibility of the venue owner to cover all copy written music including TV (Because
A CW song may appear on the TV). The KJ, DJ, Bands, Etc do not have to have
ASCAP coverage, as you are a contractor under the umbrella of the venue.
BMI & SESCA are the same as ASCAP, they cover different artists, so a venue must have all three.
SOUND CHOICE: After suing many of their customers for many years and millions of dollars after
They went out of business; they finally began losing lawsuits for copy write infringement
So they then resorted to suing KJs on the grounds of Trademark infringement because
They claimed their logo at the end of a song brought confusion to the public that they
Were the KJ Company, they finally lost a suit in Florida, and so far has caused them to
Cease and desist.
CMO can only support venues that are legal. Venues that do not legally run karaoke cannot be