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Chartbuster and Sound Choice Karaoke Registration

Are you aware of the Chartbuster and Sound Choice Karaoke Registration process? Those using Chartbuster or Sound Choice Karaoke discs should take notice of the following information:

Phoenix Entertainment Partners, LLC (PEP) bought the Sound Choice and Chartbuster trademark brands. However, you could land in trouble if you don’t know what this means.

Of course, if you own the original karaoke discs, they are your property. Indeed, you can play them and sing along to them at will.

Chartbuster and Sound Choice Registration. Rip CDGs and register them.

However, PEP doesn’t allow you to rip the karaoke discs and store them on your hard drive without registering them.

Generally speaking, ripping the discs to MP3+G and storing them on a hard drive has the name of “media-shifting” (or format-shifting). It is this media shift that could pose a problem for some people. Ignorance is no defence, so failing to register means nothing in their eyes. They will still come after you!

Think Before You Rip!

Chartbuster and Sound Choice Karaoke Registration. Media Shifting Information.

So, think before you rip your Chartbuster or Sound Choice karaoke discs because you may need permission. You may also need to register with PEP. You need to prove that you have the original discs using photographic evidence.

Lifetime registration is not expensive at $50 US per karaoke system.

Just remember to add any newly ripped discs to your registration documents.

Registration is free if you store less than nine discs on your hard drive. However, if you only use the original CDGs, you do not have to register your karaoke discs. You can still register them if you want.

Our Thoughts on Chartbuster and Sound Choice Registration

Karaoke Info staff appreciates original karaoke discs, and we promote those above computerised systems. In brief, our “about us” page shows this.

Semi-retired karaoke jockeys (KJs) mostly make up our staff here. We also only worked with the original CDGs. However, carrying lots of karaoke discs is heavy. Also, they can be damaged easily without proper care. But you do get the best sound possible from them. The dynamics are fantastic and much better than any other method of karaoke. In particular, computerised systems!

We have heard karaoke from computerised gear, but the music was terrible compared to disc-based systems. There is no point in having the best-quality karaoke equipment while using MP3+G from a hard drive. That is not the ideal mix! Indeed, you will never hear the music in all its glory. With this in mind, mid-range equipment would do the job just fine.

Karaoke Info will promote the original CDGs because of their superior sound. If you are passionate about your karaoke sound and use a laptop-based system, move back to disc-based systems for better results. However, using a hard-drive-based system is adequate for many KJs. In this case, use the highest bit rate for ripping your discs.

To Sum Up

All in all, we do hope that we have explained the Chartbuster and Sound Choice registration requirements. So, if you fail to register your Chartbuster or Sound Choice discs, you risk prosecution if you rip them without their knowledge.

Subsequently, this could lead to you losing your business and livelihood! Now is the ideal time to register with PEP or shift back to a disc-based system. Of course, we prefer the latter!

However annoying this information might appear, you should act now to safeguard yourself. Whatever you do is entirely your choice. Indeed, Karaoke Info is just the messenger!

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