So the question is, why not upgrade?
Rent out a large space with multiple rooms, gather boatloads of LED lights and TV screens, throw a few models on advertisements, upload some hilarious videos of celebrities singing terribly at karaoke, acquire a few beverage sponsors, setup group discounts, and you’ve got the ground work for a fresh, successful business model. Or, at least I hope!
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KTVs, or karaoke bars, are a blast. In China, it’s almost a rites of passage to gather up a group of friends on a late night, head to a KTV, order a ton of snacks and beers, and sing your heart out until the early morning. In addition, KTVs are a great way to meet new people, mingle, and even entertain business associates. As an English teacher in China, for instance, a night out with friends at a KTV is a sure way settle-in with your new colleagues, be introduced to other foreign teachers, find a potential boyfriend or girlfriend, or simply encounter new faces around town.
Furthermore, KTVs in China are not just your average stand-alone nightlife establishments, but are usually large, luxurious entertainment lounges equipped with hosts, lighting displays, music videos blaring across television screens, and an endless amount of private rooms ranging in sizes.
I truly think that China-styled KTVs could work well in America. Americans love their music, and there are plenty of popular genres, such as Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, R & B, Oldies, Funk, Soul, and more, that cater to mass audiences. And although karaoke is not necessarily a “fad” in the states, most people will usually jump at the opportunity to sing or rap their favorite tunes at bars, weddings receptions, and other social gatherings, and even stand in lines for days at a time for the chance to showcase their “talents” on the latest reality show singing competitions.
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