Karaoke Summit 2013 – Getting On The Digital Runway

Jet Airplane Landing at Sunset

We are a little more than a month away from the Music City Karaoke Summit 2013, to be held June 20 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, and the list of topics is already up at the official site. Here’s a quick look:

  • State Of The Cloud Address
  • Sync Licensing – Your song isn’t on karaoke
  • Sync Rights In A Global Economy
  • Consumer Demands in the Karaoke Trenches
  • Flaming Hoops – Clearing A Song For Karaoke
  • Piracy Interdiction Efforts in the US
  • Structuring Licensing Contracts
  • Software Tools for Accurate Reporting
  • Future Tech – Where The Cloud Is Going

If you were plugged into last year’s summit, you already know that it was the first time in history that the movers and shakers from the US karaoke industry came together in one room.

In spite of the potentially adversarial nature of the assembly, it turned out that everyone in attendance acknowledged the threats facing the industry and pledged to work together to try and mitigate them. They even felt strongly enough to sign their names to the pledge.

A quick glance at the topic list would seem to indicate plans to really get down to the nitty-gritty this year. Licensing and piracy are always hotly-debated topics, and the digital forecast promises to be a highlight to finish things with a bang. Lets hope everyone leaves with a smile on their face like they did last year.

Summit Group Photo

4 thoughts on “Karaoke Summit 2013 – Getting On The Digital Runway

  1. It would be nice if you opened this up to the public. There are many karaoke hosts like myself that are looking 5,10, 20 years out at how they are going to make a living doing karaoke. Some of us would like to be more involved and connected to the industry than just being a button pusher at a bar. We would like to contribute, guide, and inform the industry from the position of being karaoke companies and individual operators.

    • Chris E. Avis writes:

      Some of us would like to be more involved and connected to the industry than just being a button pusher at a bar. We would like to contribute, guide, and inform the industry from the position of being karaoke companies and individual operators.

      Chris, we are always listening to what KJs are telling us, even if we can’t always immediately act on it. There’s just not enough room at the venue to open the Summit up to the public at this time. We do plan to stream the event live again this year (hopefully with fewer technical difficulties), and if there’s enough interest, we’ll see about opening the forum up to questions from the public, either live or pre-written. If you think that’s something you’d be interested in, reply here along with everyone else who thinks it’s worthy.

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