Income & qualifications Most 퀸알바 Karaoke DJs are either employed part-time or by per-assignment. The guys that are the most successful doing karaoke full-time are those that start entertainment companies that have multiple DJs working for them, as well as doing weddings, parties, and corporate events on a regular basis.
I have friends that are doing karaoke full time that are really struggling, and they will never quit their day jobs. I did karaoke shows 2 nights per week, with 40-50 hours per week at a day job, for more than 10 years. I have been going to karaoke shows the last 13 years, and have seen everything.
We really do help each other as far as knowledge and respect. If I could do karaoke every night, I would. Most appreciate our staff keeping BBK going with tips for karaoke room fees. We appreciate your tipping above and beyond your room fee for appreciating our Crew for serving your party and cleaning/sanitizing when you are done.
Everyone will be responsible for their own Karaoke fees as well as any food/beverage orders throughout the booking. You will be expected to pay your entire room rate during your reserved room booking period. If a booking is made for you later than that, your time is reduced, and your karaoke room fee is waived.
They take reservations only for rooms of eight people or more, but you can chance it by coming in on your own, or pay $1-2 per song requested at the bar. The venue cannot guarantee the availability of any other Karaoke Room other than the one you reserved. The Spot Karaoke offers many different room options for you and your friends, they even have packages available if you want some drinks included.
Classic Karaoke Spot Sing Sing has two locations in the East Village, and they both offer Bar-Singing or Private Rooms. You can reserve a private karaoke room of your own, while you sip delicious drinks such as the Lychee Martini. There is the healthy family-friendly KTV (KTV stands for Karaoke TV) that is suitable for all ages, serves food, and has private rooms for singing along with friends.
There are also scores of bars and restaurants offering Karaoke or Videoke (a more competitive version which rates singers and records their performances). Then there are the usual bar karaoke joints–relaxed places where you can drink some drinks and not publicly embarrass yourself–that feature either karaoke machines or live bands backing your vocals. From places that offer private rooms, so you will just have to sing to your friends, to karaoke bars open if you are feeling particularly confident, you are bound to drop the everyday stresses and have a fabulous time.
Whether you are working a bar or running a solo venture, a bubbly personality is essential, because you are going to have to pump up the crowds and entertain everyone. To let someone else, without compensation, offer and expect you service, even water, the entire night is unacceptable, and it is not going to earn the nightly Karaoke a single favour from management. While your employees might feel comfortable working for you with no overtime pay, federal and state laws stipulate that overtime rights beyond 40 hours–like the minimum-wage rights–cannot be waived or modified by an employer-employee arrangement.
An employee working over 40 hours per week for an individual employer is entitled to overtime compensation. You have to pay her $9.75 an hour for overtime–1 1/2 times her normal pay rate–when she works more than 40 hours in a workweek.
For employers that employ less than 10 full-time employees in a single place and that make $100,000 or less in annual gross sales, the minimum base rate is $2.00 an hour. For employees at employers with a gross annual sales of less than $342,000, the statewide minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
The states minimum wage rate can increase each year according to changes in the Cost of Living Index, which would, in turn, raise the minimum cash wages of employees who receive tips. After December 31, 2018, and every year thereafter, the Virgin Islands Board of Wages may raise the territorys minimum wage rate to be no more than 50% of average private, nonsupervisory, nonagricultural hourly compensation; after 2020, the Board of Wages may raise the minimum cash wage for tipped employees at tourist services and restaurants to 45% of the minimum wage.
Under our overtime laws, there is no limit to how many hours retail employees may work, nor to how many jobs employees can have. For example, a DJ who makes $20,000 as a karaoke performer in Cincinnati will have to earn $46,902 in New York to have an equivalent standard of living. Employed karaoke DJs also make more money in New York City and California, as living costs are higher in those two states.
Happy servers are better at their jobs, and if they view karaoke as a money-making night, they will be more willing to promote it, either to the audience or their bosses. If servers are not making money, servers will be reluctant to do a shift…and when the bosses see that nobody wants a shift, they will look harder at karaoke nights, to determine whether they are worth doing. A good manager will stay on top of what the bar takes, as well as what the servers are making, in order to be certain the karaoke economy in a given venue is worth asking them to return week in, week out.
A good karaoke host knows what their reasons are for staying at the venue, and when venues, or people working there, stop making money, that puts the future of a karaoke show at risk. When the show, or its patrons, becomes a liability for a venue, karaoke, and other free, entertainment like it, is gone.