The Sound Choice® Verified Compliance Safe Harbor Program
This Verified Compliance Safe Harbor (VCSH) Program is for venues that hire a Karaoke Host who supplies his or her own soundtracks to put on a karaoke show on the venue's premises.
It is designed to give karaoke venues the ability to avoid being sued by Sound Choice in the event that the venue's karaoke host uses pirated material to put on a show.
A karaoke venue is any location where a karaoke show is put on for a commercial purpose. If a karaoke host is being compensated in any form (whether in cash, beer, or otherwise) or the purpose is to provide entertainment alongside other paid activities, it is considered to be "commercial."
This includes bars and restaurants that use karaoke as entertainment, either regularly or occasionally. It also includes wedding halls, clubs, fairs, and special events.
We have developed this website to help venue owners know, understand, and follow the law and Sound Choice policies regarding piracy and acceptable use of its karaoke tracks.
To learn more:
Information for Venues | Venue FAQ
Information for Hosts | Host FAQ
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