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 Dashboard at https://www.songbookdb.com/dashboard
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 and install the software:
Follow the download and installation guide here: https://www.songbookdb.com/docs/djs/songbookdbpal/installation
2: Watch the Step by Step Videos:
All DJS: please watch the main Quick Start video: https://www.songbookdb.com/docs/djs/tutorialVideos/#quickstart - 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
VERY IMPORTANT: if you've registered for either a PCDJ™ Karaoki or MTU Hoster® plugin account, you must also watch the video guide below (choose the one you registered for) AS WELL AS the Quick Start for DJs video mentioned above, as the song import methods for PCDJ and MTU SongbookDB accounts differ from the song import methods shown in the Quick Start fo DJs video.
PCDJ™ Karaoki plugin setup: https://youtu.be/6ZDf5WjbggM
MTU Hoster® plugin setup: https://youtu.be/xq_OvLGFUR8
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 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/dashboard 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.