Essentials Reference Guide (bookmark this page!!!)
After you register and activate your account, use this page as a step by step guide to getting up and running, and also as guide to learn about and find your way to all the different cool features of SongbookDB.
The number one support request we get from DJs is that SongbookDB isn't accepting their username or password. 99% of the time, this is because they are attempting to use their SongbookDB Admin login (what they registered with) to sign into the singers' app, mistakenly thinking that the singers' app is where they set up their song book, gigs etc. Your SongbookDB Admin login is ONLY for logging into SongbookDB Pal (download below), or the Stats section at https://www.songbookdb.com/dj
However, you CAN log into the singers' app with your Requests (not Admin) username preceded by the word kiosk to use it as a kiosk on a laptop etc (for more details, see Kiosk in the left menu under SongbookDB Pal).
If you'd like a singer's account so you can test sending yourself requests, simply register one (or click the Facebook sign in button) on the login screen on the singers' app, the same way any singer would.
Steps to get up and running...
1: Download the software:
If your computer doesn't already have Adobe AIR installed, get and install if from: https://get.adobe.com/air - you'll need it to install SongbookDB Pal...
Download and install SongbookDB Pal, the desktop app you'll use to create, edit and upload your song book, your venues and gigs, plus you can also use it to receive live song requests: https://www.songbookdb.com/updater/songbookdb_pal.air
If you registered as a PCDJ™ Karaoki or MTU Hoster® user, download the plugin software you will receive requests on (all other users skip this step):
- PCDJ™ Karaoki plugin: https://www.songbookdb.com/updater/SongbookDB_PCDJ_Requests_Plugin.air (once installed, the plugin will automatically open whenever you open Karaoki)
- MTU Hoster® plugin: https://www.songbookdb.com/updater/SongbookDB_MTU_RequestsPlugin.air (once installed, the plugin will automatically open whenever you open Hoster®)
2: Watch the Step by Step Video:
To get up and running FAST, watch the main Quick Start video: https://www.songbookdb.com/docs/djs/tutorialVideos - when we get support requests, it's obvious which DJs have not watched the video. It will answer all your questions, I promise, but feel free to hit up SongbookDB support if you have any questions after watching the video
If you registered as a PCDJ™ Karaoki or MTU Hoster® user, you'll also need to watch a second video (all other users skip this step):
- PCDJ™ Karaoki plugin video: PCDJ™ Karaoki Plugin for SongbookDB video
- MTU Hoster® plugin video: MTU Hoster® Plugin for SongbookDB video
3: Promotional Tools:
Tell your singers to download the SongbookDB app from the iOS or Googleplay app stores, or to enter songbookdb.com on their phone's browser.
Singers connect to your book by entering your 5-6 character DJ code (or with a QR code - see next sentence), so be sure to have yourJ code on your show posters, business cards, TV splash screens, karaoke slips etc.
To make it easy for you to promote your song book, we have created some pre-made graphics including a QR code unique to your song book - you can get them anytime at the Promotional Tools page at https://www.songbookdb.com/promote
We have a new Stats section where you can see who's searching your book, what they're searching and requesting, their contact email if they've made one available, the top 100 songs people are requesting at your shows, and the SongbookDB Worldwide Top 100 Most Requested Songs chart.
Log in at https://www.songbookdb.com/dj using the same email and password you use to log into SongbookDB Pal's Admin.
5: Venues can upload ads:
This is a section where your venue managers can set up their own accounts to upload ads for their drinks specials, promotions, events etc. The ads will appear on the phones of singers who are logged into a SongbookDB DJ's song book at that venue.
Direct your venue managers to this link: https://www.songbookdb.com/venue
6: To change your DJ code:
Please contact us if you'd like to change your code. Most code changes are $9. Some codes are considered premium and cost more.
7: Questions??? Contact us:
Contact us if you have any questions or problems.