Boris Johnson made the long awaited announcement that some of the hospitality industry can begin to re-open their doors on the 4th July. At first glance, the guidelines seem quite cruel when it comes to any form of music or hospitality entertainment in general, but all is not lost. You can lift your customers' spirits up with karaoke and generate much needed extra revenue, but you need do it safely and according to the guidelines. Here's a few tips on how to get started.

Private karaoke room is a safe and profitable entertainment option for your pub

According to the guidelines entertainment should be limited to a maximum of 6 people together indoors, which is perfectly enough for a good karaoke party.

Karaoke in a private room is allowed for up to 6 customers at a time. 

Karaoke booth can be easily converted from any room at your venue with minimal investment and effort. If you already have a private function room, all you need is Singa Business, screen, mics and speakers and you're all set. Learn more about how to turn an unused space into a money making karaoke room here.

Remember to take good care of hygiene by using protective mic covers and cleaning the mics after use. And of course sanitise the room between every group.

Summertime is perfect for outdoor karaoke at your terrace, garden or car park

Being outside limits the risk of transmission and coronavirus is much less likely to spread outdoors. Licensing rules have also been relaxed and under your current license you will be able to use car parks as outdoor eating or drinking areas.

Outdoor karaoke is something worth considering as a way of keeping your guests safe but entertained.

Mobile song requests and display ads makes Singa a great option for safe entertainment

Karaoke song requests can be safely sent with Singa's mobile app that any customer can download to their own phone. No need for printed songbooks and no risk of transmitting the virus. Win-win.

Your customers can request songs safely with their own mobile phones. 

Singa has also an in-built advertising system that will allow you to clearly display your own offers and events but also COVID related information on your all of your TV screens.

Don't forget background music!

Venues are encouraged to keep volumes at a reasonable level so people do not have to raise their voices or shout, increasing the chance of spreading the virus. It means loud music, live music, comedy and drama is not permitted for groups larger than six at this moment in time. But you can still create a good atmosphere with background music on a decent volume. And guess what? Singa has a background music system as well, so you don't have to worry about any awkward silence.

If you would like help or advise on how to conduct karaoke safely at your venue or get the best from your Singa software when you re-open, you can contact our Lead Singer Steve Dalton anytime on 07748 117864 or book a free demo at www.singabusiness.com