Karaoke Pirate Amnesty Program at Sound Choice Studios

In the Sunday, August 15, 2010 edition of The News & Observer Raleigh paper, I was given a copy of this article by Jen Aronoff of The Charlotte Observer.  It talks about how their company has suffered due to people using pirated copies of their discs and what they are doing in response.  They have started a sort of amnesty program for people using pirated copies to make themselves legal.  If you’re one of those using an illegal copy of their music, you can get 6000 of the companies most popular songs in MP3 format.

MTU has long stood behind the legal use of music and has never condoned the use of illegal discs.  It’s important that when you are buying your karaoke music, that you buy it from a reputable company and ensure it’s an original disc before you make your purchase.  As the old saying goes,  if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is not legitimate.    I encourage all readers to operate honestly and with integrity.  That means making sure the tools you use for hosting your shows are legal copies.  This includes not just your music discs, but your software licenses as well.   It’s a lot cheaper to pay the price in the beginning than to take a chance of being taken to court and have the cost of legal representation and then end up paying a settlement as well.  As my mother always has said,  “Honesty is the best policy.”

Read the entire article at The News and Observer.

Correctly Updating Windows for MTU Software

Greetings all!

Recently we’ve had quite a few calls from customers who have not updated their Windows® properly before installing an upgrade or new install of our software.  I just want to remind everyone that you need to do a custom update of your Windows®.

MTU Support is available to answer your questions if you have difficulty installing our software on your first computer.  Here’s the link for what to do to get your questions answered:  http://www.mtu.com/support/customer-support.htm

How To Correctly Perform Windows Updates
  1. Updates are found at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST use Windows Internet Explorer to gather your updates. You CANNOT use Netscape, Firefox, Opera, etc. or any other Browser.
  2. When the page above appears, click the Custom button. Your computer will be scanned for what updates need to be installed. DO NOT click the Express button as it will not fully update YOUR computer.
  3. In the left column, select (click) all items under Optional Software.
  4. Click Install to start the installation.
  5. Once the updates are installed, if you see a message to restart the computer, you must do this before continuing.
  6. Repeat these steps again until you see 0 items to be installed.
  7. If you had problems installing your MTU software, try again and it should now work.