Karaoke World Championships USA signs with ABC, Announces Online Entry, Additional Sponsors, Set Regionals, and New State Championships

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KWCUSA signed agreement with ABC to develope a show for next year based on our competition. KWCUSA will also work together with TheKaraokeChannel to bring online entry capability to out competition. Regional dates are set and new states added along with new sponsors.

We have dreamed of providing opportunity. Now we can work with ABC and provide more singers a chance with online entry using TheKaraokeChannel.com

Karaoke World Championships USA announced today they have signed agreement with ABC to develop show based on their regional and national competitions for release next year. The agreement provides Wendell Payne and KWCUSA will work exclusively with ABC to develop the show.

Wendell says, "We are excited and humbled by this announcement. We have worked so very hard to provide this opportunity and now we are able to raise the bar for karaoke everywhere."

KWCUSA will work closely with ABC as they bring cameras, crews, and producers to this years 3 regional competitions and national competitions. Schedules for regional and national competitions are being finalized for this year with plans to hold the national competition in Las Vegas, Houston, Austin or Cincinnati. KWCUSA is talking to several venues and planning the event for the last weekend in August or first weekend in September. KWCUSA President Wendell Payne says, "We are going to nail down the national venue very shortly. We want a very good venue and indoors this year." 2010 Karaoke World Championships will be held in Moscow, Russia September 22-25.

New for the 2010 KWCUSA Competition is the ability for competitors to enter online by recording and sharing karaoke songs at The Karaoke Channel Online (http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/online ). "We are thrilled to be able to help karaoke singers qualify online for the prestigious Karaoke World Championships USA," says Gary Pelletier, VP of Marketing at Stingray Digital. "Now, anyone who dreams of taking their karaoke to the next level has the opportunity to make their dream come true," he added.

The Karaoke Channel is also proud to provide gift packages to KWCUSA finalists, including a Star Membership for a year to The Karaoke Channel Online and a Karaoke Kit (USB vocal mixer with 2 microphones).

For 25 years, Priddis has remained the respected authority for Professional Performance music within the Karaoke music industry. With technology changes phasing out cassette tapes, CD's, and the stores that sold them, Priddis Music embraced the opportunity to jump on the internet train. Priddis Music's products are now sold for download on websites like Singprosound.com], iTunes, Amazon.com, and a host of other internet based retailers. To celebrate 25 years in business Priddis Music updated its logos and remodeled it's recording studio. The studio is unlike any other. It is patterned after an old castle, with 20 foot ceilings, heavy beams, a partially-descended portcullis gate in the entry, gargoyle hands grasping lamps, candelabras, heavy metal chandeliers, grand tapestries (instead of gray sound-dampening foam), room-sized rugs, stone accents, and an impressive watch-tower. Priddis Music has opened the studio for local musicians and contest winners to record. This year they will be awarding all KWCUSA national competitors with 8 hours of studio time in "The Castle" recording studio, along with paid travel expenses to the studio for the top male and female winner.

Priddis Music's catalog can be found at singprosound.com, a site dedicated to providing professional performance tracks for singers. However ProSound Music does not sell traditional karaoke music. They sell "Performance Tracks", mp3 instrumental versions of each song. For the customers benefit, tracks are sold separately so there is no need to buy a whole disc for one song. In the months to come ProSound's customers will be able to download a PDF of the lyrics along with the "Performance Track". Venues that sign up with KWCUSA receive a $20 gift card to ProSound Music's website singprosound.com. Each contestant in the KWCUSA national competition will also receive a $20 gift card to singprosound.com.

TriceraSoft, inventor of the MP3+G® format, leader in Karaoke, Audio, and Video all-in-one solutions, and a proud legal provider of karaoke MP3+G® content, is proud to sponsor the Karaoke World Championship USA and wishes all participating contestants the best of luck in the upcoming months.

TriceraSoft was founded in 1998 with the invention of the MP3+G® Format and the first MP3+G® Player WinCDG™. Which followed by the first standalone tool to create MP3+G® content, CDG Ripper®. TriceraSoft strives to push the boundaries of technology and provide the latest in digital presentation and performance. For all your digital karaoke needs -- visit http://www.tricerasoft.com or http://www.karaokedownloads.ca .

Shopgmgllc.com is now a sponsor and the exclusive supplier for all KWCUSA log products. Lorna and Connie will help you with our products and yours as well.

KWCUSA also announced regional dates and venues along with new state championships in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Regional dates and venues are:

East-July 24,25-Tad Bonvie, Hearth Stone Exchange, 781-986-2672
Central-August 14,15-Buffalo Wild Wings, 4401 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene, TX,Phone: 325-695-9464
West-August 7,8-Exhale NightClub, 6132 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM, 505-342-0049

New States
Alaska-The Woodshed Lounge, 535 W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501,907-276-5193
Arizona-Mike Carrara,Six Gunn City, 5th and Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ, 520-457-3827
Georgia-Spudz Tavern,Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075, 770 649-8133
Kentucky-CMA Centre, South Main Street, Corbin, KY 40701, 606-627-1441
Massachusetts-Tad Bonvie,Hearth Stone-Exchange,781-986-2672
Utah-Priddis Music Studios,Highland High School, 2166 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Washington-Columbia City Theater, 4619 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA, 206-962-1471
Wisconsin-Jim Edgeworth III, Badgerland Sportzone, West Bend, Wisconsin, 262-573-1706

New Mexico's state championship was this weekend, Ohio's is July 2nd and 3rd and more to come in July and August. Web site details page has all the latest information.

About The Karaoke Channel
The Karaoke Channel, with a library of more than 18,000 professional quality karaoke songs, has been spreading the fun of karaoke on TV as a video on demand service available in 40 million homes across North America, online with The Karaoke Channel Online and Download Store, and as a mobile app for your iPhone and iPod touch. The Karaoke Channel is a property of Stingray Digital Group.


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