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During the eighties and nineties, karaoke became an international sensation, first in Asia, and then throughout the U.S. and the UK

The History of Karaoke

Karaoke was invented by Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue, in Kobe, Japan in 1971. He prepared a tape recorder that played songs for a small amount of money,  the guests  asked him for songs to sing along with.


He then started giving these karaoke machines for lease so that the stores  had no need to buy the new songs. It became a fashion at the same time expensive. The karaoke was first used in hotels, restaurants, and soon karaoke boxes with compartmented rooms became popular. In 2004 Daisuke Inoue was awarded the “tongue-in-cheek Nobel Peace prize for inventing karaoke.

Daisuke  did not patent the machine and so did not directly profit, but he continued to work in the industry it generated, including patenting a pesticide for karaoke machines  

Karaoke On Youtube

Free Karaoke on Youtube?

YouTube has literally hundreds of thousands of songs to sing to free to the singer, the content is usually paid for by short adverts at the beginning of the song.    Try typing an Artiste name or song title with the word karaoke after it.

What is a Karaoke Machine ? How do they work


A karaoke Machine   is similar to CD player, the difference is a karaoke machine reads special karaoke discs known as CD+G. The “+G” is added graphics on the CD, these graphics are the words that are produced on the TV. A karaoke Machine   has an video output that connects to the TV.  Most karaoke players these days also play MP3+G format, this is a compressed version of a karaoke disc and many hundreds or thousands of songs can be called up instantly instead of loading individual karaoke discs which can be time consuming for the user 

Karaoke Machine Connections An AV Lead Red White and Yellow connect to the rear of a karaoke machine/player and connects to the TV.  Words are displayed on the TV Screen together with sound.   Audio connections can be taken to external speakers for a bigger sound.  TV's these days have very small speakers, so we would recommend using another sound source for the music.

Some karaoke Machines and players have a HDMI socket, these can be connected to the TVs

Karaoke Music Producers


Zoom Karaoke, produces around 40 to 60 titles per month and are known as the industry standard, due to the quality of the backing tracks.

SBI-Mr Entertainer-Digitop have the worlds largest library of music  which is licensed to other manufacturers and content providers. 

Equipment Terminology

Omni-Directional, Line Output Video Output? here are the answers