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KARAOKE is not FREE/Tipping your Bartender

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Hello Friends,

Here are Some Things I'd like you to know about KARAOKE NIGHTS.

1. ) Karaoke seems free when you walk into a bar and don't have to pay a cover charge but here's how it works.... The bar pays the DJ with the money they make when YOU come to karaoke to sing and have a good time/buy food & drinks. If you don't spend any money - the bar loses out when they have to pay me for entertaining you. If the bar loses too much money they no longer employ me to entertain you :( Spend money! 

2. ) Be considerate of your bartender. Tipping your bartender makes a difference in many ways. If you are a crappy tipper - you may get slower service because the bartender isn't going to rush over to get you something you're not even going to tip /him/her for. Someone who tips well will get faster service and maybe even better drinks. You want a strong drink? Well you'll have to pay for it! Tip well and you get the best service. It makes the bartender happy.

3.) Read my previous blog about How to Help a DJ.

4.) This DJ spends a lot of money on music and quality equipment. In order to keep everything in working order it takes $$$ which means this DJ needs to stay employed. The best thing you can do for a DJ is to refer them to keep them employed so that you can continue to go out and have a good time and they can afford to work!

5.) Be considerate of the other singers. Do not ask to sing ahead of other people.... this DJ has a fair rotation and likes to keep people happy but doesn't appreciate feeling bullied into getting your song in. Also, it's not your night in concert, it's just karaoke. If you really feel the need to sing, feel free to belt out all your favorite tunes in your car on your way home. 

6.) Be considerate of the DJ's stuff. Don't put anything near my laptop and wires. Accidents happen. Do you want to be the reason the night ends early? I didn't think so -  No drinks on my table! Please!!!!

7.) It's supposed to be FUN! Show off but don't belittle anyone. Courtesy and respect go a long way. Karaoke is a bonding social event where lifelong friendships can build. Make the most of your night out.


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Reply Justin Singer
12:37 AM on December 13, 2016 
Well said. Hope YA don't mind me sharing this to my peeps.