SongbookDB Quick Start Set Up Guide for DJs

If you don't already have a SongbookDB account (for DJs, not singers), first sign up:

Sign up here: 30 Day Free Trial Sign-Up, and follow the instructions in the email we send you.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Install SongbookDB Pal® (see "Brief overview of Pal" below):
    (Windows & Mac compatible)

    To install:

    - download and install Harman AIR (previously Adobe AIR):

    Windows users: https://airsdk.harman.com/assets/downloads/AdobeAIR.exe

    Mac users: https://airsdk.harman.com/assets/downloads/AdobeAIR.dmg

    - then download and install SongbookDB Pal:

    Windows & Mac users:https://www.songbookdb.com/updater/songbookdb_pal.air

    NOTE: MAC USERS! Once SongbookDB Pal is installed, if you see the following error when trying to open it: 'The application "SongbookDB Pal" can't be opened', please go to your Applications folder, right click 'SongbookDB Pal', click 'Get Info', check 'Run in Rosetta, then try opening SongbookDB Pal again.

    Brief Overview of Pal:

    Pal is the desktop app that you use to create, edit and upload your song lists. It's also one of the apps that receives song requests. It doesn't have copy protection - feel free to install it on any computer(s) you wish to create your song lists from, and install it on any computers that you want to receive song requests on (PCDJ Karaoki™ or MTU Hoster® users please read Step 2 below after completing Step 1 as you'll need to download and install a requests receiving plugin).

  2. STOP!! If you're a PCDJ Karaoki™ or an MTU Hoster® user, please follow the instructions below (all other DJ's please skip to step 3):

    PCDJ Karaoki™ users:

    Please install the following plugin onto all the computers which you have PCDJ Karaoki™ installed on. The plugin is what allows song requests to appear in Karaoki™:

    To install:

    - download and install: https://www.songbookdb.com/updater/SongbookDB_PCDJ_Requests_Plugin.air

    VERY IMPORTANT: you must watch the following video, as the song list set up process is very different for PCDJ Karaoki™ users, and if not followed correctly will result in song requests not loading into Karaoki™:

    SongbookDB Karaoki™ Plug-in Quick Start Video

    Continue to step 3 below

    MTU Hoster ® users:

    Please install the following plugin onto all the computers which you have MTU Hoster ® installed on. The plugin is what allows song requests to appear in Hoster®:

    To install:

    - download and install: https://www.songbookdb.com/updater/SongbookDB_MTU_RequestsPlugin.air

    VERY IMPORTANT: you must watch the following video, as the song list set up process is very different for MTU Hoster ® users, and if not followed correctly will result in song requests not loading into Hoster ®:

    SongbookDB MTU Hoster ® Plug-in Quick Start Video

    Continue to step 3 below

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  4. Watch the main Quick Start video here: Quick Start Video for DJs, or you can find the guides and full documentation for each of the SongbookDB programs and apps here: Full Documentation
  5. The online dashboard for setting up your venues, gigs etc and for controlling your account is here: https://www.songbookdb.com/dashboard (bookmark the page once you get there!)

That's it!

Singers can install the app off the SongbookDB website at songbookdb.com or just start using SongbookDB once they're there. To get to your songs, tell them to enter your DJ code (the 5-6 character code that you set up in your dashboard - the DJ dashboard guide is here).