RIP – Chartbuster Karaoke–1988–2012….

Wow. One of the premier karaoke music manufacturers just closed their doors after 24 years in the industry. Chartbuster Karaoke out of Tennessee posted the following message to some karaoke forums as well as emailed out to certified karaoke hosts –


Chartbuster Karaoke is closing the doors after 24 great years.

As you are a Certified Customer, you’ll naturally have questions about your certification status, and the continuity of your shows.

Your certification is legal, and will remain so, as the date of purchase is the only relevant factor.

Thank you for your support, and we wish you all good luck in your business endeavors.


It appears that another company has secured the rights to their karaoke library and a new portal for distribution is being set up at  Considering the sizable investment I made in Chartbuster products and certification in the past 4 months, I have to admit to being a little anxious about what the future holds for Chartbuster music and the karaoke industry as a whole.