|WHO WE ARE
We're a small company that makes custom standard Karaoke CD+G discs or
custom CD+G files (whichever you prefer) with a vocal free version of any song you want in
existence in the entire world. Imagine the dream song you've always wanted to sing but
could never find a karaoke version for...customkaraokesongs.com is your answer to making
your dream performance a reality. So this means you can go to your favorite karaoke
venue and perform your dream song (you know, that song you can’t ever find in the
“karaoke book” at your local karaoke venue that you’ve always been looking for but
have never been able to find...YES, THAT SONG!!!). The song will be an instrumental
only and will have on-screen lyrics just like any other karaoke song you have seen your
Karaoke Jockey (“KJ”) historically play so YOU can sing it! To help you get started,
below are some popular questions about utilizing our service in a "Frequently Asked
Questions" (FAQ) format to help you get started. These questions are based on
questions we've actually received...
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BELOW ARE OUR SAMPLE/DEMONSTRATION KARAOKE VERSIONS. MANY ARE SONGS FOR WHICH THERE
ARE NO KARAOKE VERSIONS IN EXISTENCE. OTHERS ARE RARE VARIANTS OR DIFFERENT- SOUNDING
VERSIONS OF SONGS YOU ALREADY KNOW AND LOVE...JUST CLICK ON ANY OF THE VIDEO PREVIEW PICTURE
PANES BELOW TO VIEW AND LISTEN TO THE CORRESPONDING KARAOKE FILES...
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING THE KARAOKE DISC OR THE FLASH DRIVE WITH THE KARAOKE SONG ON IT?
FREE USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING to ALL USA customers
International shipping available to any country outside the USA for $20 U.S. extra
LEGALLY SPEAKING, ARE YOU GUYS "SELLING" THESE SONGS?
No, we are not selling songs, we are doing musician labor to make music that you requested. When you send us
the money via PayPal you are merely compensating us for our labor and expense in making a song you requested
in the form of a donation to our website. You agree that by requesting us to do a song for you, you agree to only
perform these songs for non-profit purposes unless the song is rightfully yours to perform for profit. You also agree
that you will not resell the karaoke versions we have made for you to anyone unless you have the legal rights to do so.
CAN YOU GUYS DO BACKING TRACKS DISCS FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS, LIKE SAY GUITARISTS?
Absolutely. We can provide you with just an instrumental version containing only 2 instruments for you to play
along to like say the drums and bass guitar. All drum beats and rolls will be true to the original song and that's
something you just can't get from a drum synthesizer unless you're willing to do a lot of beat programming on
your own. Again, just for this 2 instrument only scenario, you'd be looking at a $200 fee for song creation of a
2 instrument song as a backing track. If we have to do other instruments like keyboards in addition to the drums
and bass guitar, we're kind of getting in the area of full song creation so the fee for that would be closer to $300.
Since scenarios for instrumentalist backing tracks can vary, it is OK for you to contact us for a quote for your
specific situation but do realize the fees for this situation will be at minimum $200 and up to $300 (or more if the
song is longer than 4:30 in duration).
CAN YOU GUYS DEEPEN THE CUSTOMIZATION, IN OTHER WORDS IF I WANT AN ACOUSTIC VERSION OF AN
ELECTRIC SONG OR VICE VERSA OR I WANT DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS USED IN THE SONG LIKE PIANO
INSTEAD OF GUITAR OR ELECTRIC GUITAR INSTEAD OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR OR I WANT A DIFFERENT
TEMPO OR I WANT THE SONG COMPOSED IN A DIFFERENT KEY THAN ORIGINALLY DONE ON THE ALBUM
TO ACCOMMODATE MY VOICE, CAN YOU GUYS DO THAT?
We can do any or all of the above at no extra charge, it's all included in your $300 fee, you just have to request
the specific tweaks you want up front when you order the song. As far as key changes go, most karaoke players
will allow you to change the key yourself, you don't need to request us to make it into a different key. However if
your karaoke jockey is using a cheap player and it doesn't have a key change capability, you might just want us
to make your song in your best singing key up front so it will play in the right key no matter where you go.
SO WHAT ABOUT EXISTING SONGS/SONGS YOU HAVE DONE PREVIOUSLY?
Custom karaoke versions we have already made in some cases are available if you make a donation of $50 to us
via PayPal to fund our further research and development for us building Karaoke songs for the public in the future
and to compensate us for the labor and cost involved in sending a particular song or disc to you. Contact our
Incoming Orders Manager in advance of donating to see if a specific title is available to obtain for a donation.
Our Incoming Orders Manager's e-mail address is email@example.com. Not all titles are available to
be obtained by a donation. You acknowledge that by donating to our website to obtain a song that you are
acquiring the song for your own NON-PROFIT private performance (for example: in your home or at your local
Karaoke venue, etc.). Your choice of disc or flash drive and USPS Priority Mail shipping is included at no extra cost.
If you just want the files e-mailed to you and you don't want a disc or a flash drive, we can do that.
* * * Discounts may be available for those persons wanting more than 1 song. * * *
I HAVE AN INSTRUMENTAL ALREADY FROM A FAMOUS ARTIST, HOW MUCH TO JUST SET IT TO LYRICS
ON A CD+G DISC?
The labor fee for making a CD+G disc with lyrics for a song from customer supplied instrumental music is $50.
CAN YOU GUYS PERSONALIZE THE BEGINNING TITLE, ENDING CREDITS OR SONG LYRICS FOR
ME FOR THE CD+G DISC?
We sure can. If you have special instructions like you want us to put (for example) “Awesome vocals by (your
name)” in the title, special ending credits or wherever, we can do that. If you want the text to be certain colors
or if you want images, we can do that too. We can even put custom messages in the music or lyrics, for example
a marriage proposal put into the lyrics. Tell us how you want it and we'll do it...
WHAT IS YOUR REDO POLICY OR DO YOU GIVE REFUNDS?
Since you are paying us for musician labor, labor is non-refundable. When you pay us for labor to make a song
for you, you are guaranteed to get the song you asked for in the format you requested (either Karaoke disc,
e-mailed files or files on a flash drive). Once you receive the song, the transaction is completed and all sales are final.
We do not issue refunds due to artistic differences of opinion of how any given song sounds. You are guaranteed
to get the song you paid us for our labor to make for you. If you object to some small aspects of a song, we can go
back and edit such aspects at your request to make you more satisfied. We are willing redo up to five (5) specific
aspects of a song if you are not satisfied. For example if you tell us, "I don't like how the guitar sounds between 01:36
and 2:10, please redo it"...or "please redo the drum roll at 2:35"...that we can do. It's very likely that you've already
heard samples of our work on other websites or this website so you already know what our Karaoke creations sound
like and what the general quality is. We've done over 1000 Karaoke songs so we have lots of experience. Trust
experience. More than 99% of our customers are satisfied with our work the first time we send it to them with no
partial redos necessary. After all, we're just doing what the original artists did at each moment in time in the song
you requested so you should be happy with the results.
CAN YOU GUYS DO SONGS IN OTHER LANGUAGES?
Yes, we can do songs in other languages. We can do Spanish, French, etc. We can also do any other language
which uses the same alphabet as English to sound out the words. For other languages, we may have to use the
English spelling equivalents of the words in the language used in the song.
WHAT ABOUT ETHNIC INSTRUMENTS IN FOREIGN MUSIC? CAN YOU REPLICATE THAT?
Some musical challenges for songs produced in other countries outside the USA is some of the instruments are
unique to their native countries and therefore produce certain ethnic tonal sounds which may/may not sound the
same when we try to produce them with our equipment so some substitutions of instruments to close equivalents
may be necessary in these scenarios.
ARE YOU THE ONLY SMALL OUTFIT THAT DOES THIS FOR A LESSER COST? (MAKE CUSTOM CD+GS
WITH INSTRUMENTALS FOR REGULAR PEOPLE)
Pretty much we’re it. We’ve searched around on the internet and there are a few others but we’ve heard samples
of their work and it pretty much sounds like one guy on a keyboard with a preprogrammed beat in the background.
One guy on a keyboard, it is what it is and that’s what it sounds like. I’m thinking that is not something you’d want
to sing to. We’re sure you know as a karaoke singer with experience that there are lots of songs out there cheaply
made for karaoke by one guy on a keyboard and they usually sound pretty cheap and cheesy and not like the
original song. Thus the old adage, you get what you pay for.
WHY CAN’T I JUST BUY SOME OF THAT VOCAL REMOVING SOFTWARE?
Those software titles, many of which employ mostly the use of EQ filters to remove vocals don’t work. They end up
damaging the original song too much because if you filter out a certain frequency band in the audio to remove the
voice you also end up removing too much of the accompanying instrumentation in the song which also appears on
that bandwidth. The resulting product is distorted and the original tones can be missing and usually traces of the
original singer's voice are still there. Vocal removing software is not a good idea, there’s been plenty written on the
internet on that subject. The best way, the only way, to sing that “dream karaoke song” that you’ve always wanted
to sing is to have professional musicians or a “band” record a song for you without the vocals. Some bands will
record an instrumental for you but they’ll charge a lot of money to learn a new song note for note and you’ll still be
left with the task of making a karaoke disc with the lyrics on screen. Here on CustomKaraokeSongs.com, you can
have everything done in one stop.
I DON’T LIKE SPINNING DISC TECHNOLOGY, I DON’T WANT A CD+G DISC. THESE ARE MODERN TIMES.
CAN I GET MY CD+G SONG AS A FILE ON A FLASH DRIVE?
You sure can! Your song will be put on a brand new USB 4GB or 8GB flash drive (Drive size will depend on
what we have in stock on the day of your order). Here’s the kicker, we don’t charge anything extra for providing
flash drives. :) This is probably your best value option providing your local KJ can use flash drives.
I WANT EXTRA (BACKUP) COPIES OF MY DISC I HAD YOU MAKE A CUSTOM KARAOKE SONG ON
We can do that for $5.00 per disc on top of your order total. Remember, there’s time involved to make you a
backup copy disc, so that’s why we’re charging $5.00 as we have to burn you a disc, then put professional
graphics on the top side. CDs that you can burn graphics on the surface cost more than regular blank CDs
and there's also employee time involved. $5 is a reasonable charge for this per copy.
CAN YOU GUYS MAKE PARODY CD+G DISCS?
Sure we can, if you give us the instrumental version of any song and the parody lyrics, we can do it for
$50. If we have to make the music then we're at our standard $300 fee. So basically, we can make a
parody version of ANY song just like we can make regular karaoke!
I WROTE A SONG BUT IT’S JUST LYRICS ON A SHEET OF PAPER, I HAVE NO MUSIC FOR IT BECAUSE I
DON'T PLAY INSTRUMENTS, CAN YOU MAKE A KARAOKE VERSION OF THAT SONG IDEA FOR ME?
Yes, we can! Our suggestion would be to point us to a video on YouTube of a song that sounds similar
in musical style to how you want your song to be and we’ll have our musicians compose something original
yet similar in style as the song you have pointed us to. Then we'll make the karaoke disc with your lyrics
and then you can sing it! The fee for this service is the same as making a regular karaoke song ($300).
I HAVE MY OWN ORIGINAL SONG THAT I MADE THAT I WANT A KARAOKE VERSION OF. CAN YOU MAKE ME A
KARAOKE CD+G OF THAT?
Of course we can, we love to support the work of original and up & coming artists. We will also service professional
musicians and we don't charge anything extra for famous people. If you provide us with the instrumental, we can put
lyrics on screen to your instrumental on a Karaoke CD+G disc. It’s probably best if you give us both an instrumental
and a version of the song with you singing on it so we know the timing of the lyrics to do the tracking/timing on the
CD+G disc. If you supply us with the instrumental version of the song (so we don't have to make the music) and a
separate version of you singing it and we just have to make the CDG version with lyrics on screen with accurate
tracking timing and burn you a disc, that’s just $50 for everything, the disc, labor and shipping!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOUR MUSICIANS AND KARAOKE GRAPHICS MAKERS TO MAKE THESE SONGS?
At minimum, the easiest song takes 30 hours to make an instrumental version and then there's the karaoke
graphics time on top of that. Harder songs can take up to 80 hours or more. It depends on the degree of
complexity of the song you have requested us to replicate. Remember, we are making an instrumental version
of a song that has been done by professional musicians so it takes time for our musicians to learn each note of a
song and play it for our recording software. The payoff is our replications are accurate: on drum rolls, every note
is there...on guitar solos, every note is there unlike some other karaoke makers out there which sometimes take
shortcuts and it shows in their recordings. Our pricing is based on a typical song that takes at least an average
of 30 hours to make. If you divide out our $300 fee by those hours and then factor in the time and expense it takes
to make the graphics and the disc itself and ship it, you’ll see our pricing is very fair and you're getting a good deal.
HOW CAN I SEE EXAMPLES OF YOUR WORK SO I KNOW WHAT KIND OF QUALITY OF WORK I WILL GET?
At the bottom of this page you can browse through video preview pane picture links of some of the songs we've
done in the past. In the list at the bottom of this page, just click on any video preview pane and it will play the
karaoke video with a singer's voice so you can hear a demonstration of what singing the song yourself would
be like. There are some videos which we haven't had time to post here yet but they will be coming in the future.
Please bear in mind, we can do any song for you so the list below by no means limits you. You can have us
make a karaoke version of any song you like so YOU can sing it at your favorite local karaoke event and
wow people as to how you got your hands on such a rare karaoke version!
Please keep in mind that our sample videos are just that: sample videos. We have demonstration singers
sing the songs so we have a sample version. Please do bear in mind that our singers singing in those
videos typically aren’t familiar with the songs (because the songs are typically something a customer
requested) so the singing in the sample versions might not be perfect in all cases but the music in the
background is on point so that’s what you’re buying is the background music and the on-screen lyrics,
not the “singing” in the YouTube preview videos (obviously).
CAN YOU GUYS JUST EMAIL ME THE KARAOKE SONG RATHER THAN SENDING ME A DISC?
Sure, this is the era of modern communication, it's no problem to e-mail you the karaoke song as a CDG file set.
HOW DO YOU MAKE THE CD+G DISCS?
Ok, so the first thing we need to do is make an instrumental track for you that you can sing along to. Basically,
in order to accomplish this, we have a staff of musicians on hand that tackle each of the challenges of your
requested song. First our musicians figure out the key of your song and all the notes. Then they record into
professional recording software the following as needed to make your song sound like the original: a drum track,
a bass line, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, sometimes keyboards, sometimes background vocals (if they’re in the original
song), etc. The musicians keep working until all the instrumental tracks are complete that most closely match the
album version, live version, extended version, remix, or other variant you have pointed us to. We use professional
recording software to make your song track-by-track and then we mix it down to a single audio file and then we have
our multimedia specialist put the lyrics on screen with the tracking/timing and then your CD+G disc is burned. After
we burn your disc, then we put professional graphic labeling on the top side so your disc looks professional. Lastly,
we ship your disc to you via USPS Priority Mail. We keep you updated via e-mail through each step of the process
as your song is being worked on. You get a lot for your $300, usually 30-80 hours of work.
HOW DO I PAY (WHAT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT)?
Our PayPal e-mail address for receiving payments is firstname.lastname@example.org. This is our preferred form
of receiving payments and it's obviously the easiest and fastest and most secure method for both you and us.
Once we agree via e-mail as to what karaoke song we will create for you, you can either pay us directly from
Paypal or we can send you an invoice on PayPal and you can pay that way on PayPal. It's that easy. PayPal
is the #1 way to pay on the internet. We will not ask for your personal financial information ever. If you'd like to
pay by mail, we can do that too. Once we receive your check and the funds clear, we will begin work on making
your custom karaoke song. If you opt to pay by mail, just tell us and we'll give you the address for that.
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY INITIAL EMAIL TO YOUR INCOMING ORDERS MANAGER?
Most of our customers send us a YouTube link of the song they want done, others send standard MP3 files.
We can do any type of song: live versions, album versions, remixes, B sides, etc. Once you've sent us the
details about the song you want done, our manager will reply and coordinate the details with you about paying
on PayPal and then once you’ve paid, we begin the process of making your song and shipping it to you, which
again takes 5-14 business days and then the disc is in your hand! Just think, in 5 to 14 business days, you
can be at your favorite karaoke venue singing the song you've always wanted to sing!
HOW FAST CAN YOU GET ME MY CD+G DISC AFTER I PAY?
We can create the song from scratch and have the disc in your hand via USPS Priority Mail within 5-14 business
days, depending on workload. 14 days is a worst case workload scenario. Once you've paid, you will receive
daily e-mail updates as to our progress and estimated time remaining to song completion.
CAN I CONTACT YOU GUYS IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOWER YOUR FEE FOR A NEW SONG?
Since you are paying us for labor to make a song for you and then make some Karaoke
graphics for you to read and sing to, we can't negotiate labor. Remember, we're talking about a
karaoke song version you can't find anywhere else IN THE WORLD made just for YOU and we're
talking about a custom made karaoke song, with every note of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards
and possibly other instruments composed from scratch to match the original version with no
vocals made just for you so YOU can sing it and fulfill your karaoke dreams. Something like this
doesn't come cheap or easy. Our fee for labor is $300 to make an entire song from scratch and
that fee is only to compensate us for our time (labor) involved which is usually 30 -80 hours per
song and also materials (the karaoke disc or flash drive) and also shipping. If you're having us
e-mail you the finished product (aka "the files") then we can knock off $25 on the price to save
us the time and cost of burning a disc or putting the files on a flash drive and shipping it to you.
We can offer discounts to customers paying us to make more than 1 song.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS SERVICE COST FOR YOU GUYS TO MAKE ME A NEW SONG?
Please keep in mind that we do have to hire a team of musicians each specializing in their own
instrument to make your custom karaoke song so the work is considerable (usually at least 30
hours and sometimes up to 80 hours per song depending on length/difficulty) and therefore
the fee for the labor involved in making your song must be paid in advance. The fee is as
follows: $300, paid via PayPal to the email address of email@example.com.
Please be advised that songs over 4:30 in duration will require an additional $100 per minute.
However, 99% of the songs in the world are less than 4:30 in duration so chances are your
song probably won’t fit in this category.
WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP I NEED TO DO TO HAVE MY OWN NEW CUSTOM KARAOKE
You contact our incoming orders manager by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and
tell him what song title and the artist from which you are interested in having made into
standard Karaoke CD+G format. E-mails are usually replied to within 24 hours.
Custom Karaoke Songs dot com!! ...Where you can make your karaoke dreams come true!!!
Finally...a karaoke company that can make any karaoke song for the general public upon request.
KARAOKE SINGERS ...
Don't be limited by your KJ's song inventory, let us custom make a karaoke version for you!
Far too often, karaoke singers are disappointed when their KJ doesn't have a song they want to sing.
We can fix that problem!
You guys (or gals) know best what songs are most requested that have no karaoke versions.
Here is your chance to have us make a custom karaoke song for you and end that problem!
You say: I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN CUSTOM KARAOKE SONG and we say...WE CAN
MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM KARAOKE SONG that nobody else can sing but you!
LET'S DO THIS!!!
I SEE YOU ARE A USA BUSINESS. I LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA, DOES THAT COST ANYTHING EXTRA?
It depends. If you want your karaoke song e-mailed to you, there is no extra charge. If you want a disc
or flash drive shipped to you, that will be an extra $20 US extra to cover international shipping.
MY SONG HAS MORE THAN 5 INSTRUMENTS. DOES THAT COST ANYTHING EXTRA?
Yes. E-mail us the YouTube song link or MP3 file and we will analyze the song for free to see how many
instruments are involved and how much extra it would be to replicate all that.
CAN YOU GUYS FIX BROKEN KARAOKE DISCS? WHAT ARE MODS OR FIXES?
We have a fair amount of experience fixing CD+G discs that won't play or the Karaoke graphics crash on the
screen. The fee for this service is $50. If we can't fix your disc, your money is refunded (this is the one scenario
where we DO offer refunds) and your disc is shipped back to you for free. Due to the intricate nature of the work,
we will only do 1 disc repair at a time. MODS or FIXES are basically when a customer of ours already has a Karaoke
version they sing to but they don't like the music they're singing to. Only minor changes are needed to make the
song sound better like running filters or redoing the intro so it sounds more authentic or redoing the guitar solo,
changing the graphics on screen so the lyrics are correct. Basically changing 1 element of the song to make it
more pleasing to the singer. MODS or FIXES are $50 for labor and you get a disc or flash drive and shipping
with that. All the major Karaoke manufacturers out there make some really great songs but they do lay some eggs
sometimes. We can fix that.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH CELEBRITIES?
Some celebrities have stepped forward and expressed their gratitude that we have made Karaoke versions of
their songs. Some stars out there who have recorded some great hits over the years have (unfortunately) not had
any Karaoke versions of their great songs made. It's great fans like you who step forward and REQUEST that the
Karaoke versions be made enable these versions to exist in the first place. Even the bigger stars that already have
big hits and multiple Karaoke versions are amazed to see some of their rare B sides in the Karaoke realm.