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Gnome Karaoke wrote:
Isn't 10% of 2TB, 2GB not 200Mb

Actually 10% of a 2TB hard drive would be 200GB.

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Mr boo, just how many tracks do you have? and how much money do you think you have invested in them?


I think it's around 7000-8000 tracks. Paid between $1 and $4 a track. Maybe an average of $2.50. So ballpark of $18,000. I wasn't as smart purchasing early so I eliminated purchasing duplicates early on.


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Mr boo, just how many tracks do you have? and how much money do you think you have invested in them?


I think it's around 7000-8000 tracks. Paid between $1 and $4 a track. Maybe an average of $2.50. So ballpark of $18,000. I wasn't as smart purchasing early so I eliminated purchasing duplicates early on.



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max wrote:
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Mr boo, just how many tracks do you have? and how much money do you think you have invested in them?

I think it's around 7000-8000 tracks. Paid between $1 and $4 a track. Maybe an average of $2.50. So ballpark of $18,000. I wasn't as smart purchasing early so I eliminated purchasing duplicates early on.

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I am 2 to 3 times that amount (35 to 45 thousand dollars), and over a period of 25+ years. I have 27,000 unique and 75,000 total ( i have lots of duplicate discs on top of that).


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Mr boo, just how many tracks do you have? and how much money do you think you have invested in them?

I think it's around 7000-8000 tracks. Paid between $1 and $4 a track. Maybe an average of $2.50. So ballpark of $18,000. I wasn't as smart purchasing early so I eliminated purchasing duplicates early on.

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I am 2 to 3 times that amount (35 to 45 thousand dollars), and over a period of 25+ years. I have 27,000 unique and 75,000 total ( i have lots of duplicate discs on top of that).

Same here, mrmarog. I was an avid karaoke discs collector that started in the late ‘80s; pioneer lasers, sc, dk, mm, ph, th, tt, ah, dm, mh, rs, sf, lg, ps, etc.

You have a lot more. I’d presumably have around 75% of your stock.

Sort of disgusting to think that we burned through thousands of $$ and it cost a pirate a paltry $300 hd to have everything. :evil:

But all things considered, no second thoughts. 8)

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Around 23,000 non-dup'd here and with pushing 38,000 - i purposely tried not to purchase dup's. Most of the discs I bought were about $30 new (15 songs figure $2 per) then purchased downloads from $2-3 each. Probably into my meager collection around $60,000-70,000.

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Isn't 10% of 2TB, 2GB not 200Mb


Actually, I think it's 200 GB, but who is countying?


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RLC wrote:
Gnome Karaoke wrote:
Isn't 10% of 2TB, 2GB not 200Mb

Actually 10% of a 2TB hard drive would be 200GB.

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Gnome Karaoke wrote:
Isn't 10% of 2TB, 2GB not 200Mb

Actually, I think it's 200 GB, but who is countying?

I think RLC beat you to it :wink:


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i think i have about 10,000 unique tracks, most on discs.

My estimate is that if i had to start from scratch, assuming i could find everything it would cost me $20,000 canadian. Sad that i can't even get 5k with all the equipment and cords thrown in. *mumble*


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Mr boo, just how many tracks do you have? and how much money do you think you have invested in them?


I think it's around 7000-8000 tracks. Paid between $1 and $4 a track. Maybe an average of $2.50. So ballpark of $18,000. I wasn't as smart purchasing early so I eliminated purchasing duplicates early on.



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Welp, it may sound like a lot, but I am OK with it. The system is broken but that doesn't mean it's OK to not follow the rules. By purchasing as I did, those who own the IP should have received their share. Whether they did or not isn't something I can control so I can't dwell on that. The one way you can be sure they do not get their cut from usage is to buy pirated material.


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The one way you can be sure they do not get their cut from usage is to buy pirated material.
This is a fact and one of the biggest reasons certain publishers are restricting karaoke in most cases.

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I'm closing in on $30,000 spent with still under 9,000 unique songs to show for it. And I steadfastly avoided dups back in the day, spent tons of hours on comparison shopping to try to avoid them, but still ended up buying a disc here and there to get a couple songs I "had" to get for someone, even though I owned a version of every other song on the same disc already.

So counting what I spent on dups, I paid very nearly $3 per song to end up with the unique songs I have. That's why I don't blink to spend $2.99 for an on-the-fly download today -- I figure I'm not wasting $42 on songs no one asked for to get that one song someone actually wants.


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I don't blink to spend $2.99 for an on-the-fly download today -- I figure I'm not wasting $42 on songs no one asked for to get that one song someone actually wants.


There was a time, not that long ago, where I would purchase every karaoke disc I could get my hands on. Stores, pawn shops, Kijiji... wherever. I probably kept at least eleven music stores in business (Alright, that's a slight exaggeration.). But not so today.

Nowadays, I don't buy anything unless I've heard it on the radio, and like it or know it would be popular... or its been requested by a patron, in which case I'll make a note to purchase and, if available from an on-line distributor (my "go to" is Karaoke Version), I'll have it for the next show. I don't do on-the-fly downloads during shows, and my singers are usually OK with that.

My library holds at least a gazillion songs from those original discs that have never, nor will likely ever be played. A lot of money gone to waste. I don't do that anymore.

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