Call Me Ozz-Monthly Karaoke Newsletter
*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
Post your thoughts about venues who delay or cancel karaoke for another event. IE: Private parties, sports, etc.
This has been a difficult decision to make.On one hand they are Albuquerque Nite Life. On the other hand they are not a locally owned and operated small business. According to small local businesses such as bowling centers, restaurants and venues, they are responsible for sucking the life out of most of them. They also will not advertise on Call Me Ozz because we are "too small". Should they be removed from the karaoke listings and the bowling section?
Call Me Ozz started as Thee Karaoke Go To Site. It is now into 14 other genres of entertainment. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? Your opinion please:
Here lately there has been a lot of venues like Fox n Hound, Ned's and Isleta Casino that have brought karaoke in for a while, then cut it. Then bring it back again, then cut. I see this as a bad thing for the community and for the venues that keep it going through thick and thin. Just like anything, in a years time karaoke has it's ups and downs, and it really sucks to everyone else when venue only does it at the peak. Should those venues be boycotted?