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DES MOINES ENTERTAINMENT STARTED IN MAY 2004 AS DES MOINES KARAOKE & DJ SERVICE. WE’VE SINCE BRANCHED OUT INTO MANY SERVICE OPTIONS, AND HAVE BECOME A LARGER CORPORATION, DES MOINES ENTERTAINMENT!

IN MAY, 2004, OWNER BRIAN JUNGE AND FRIENDS THAT EVENTUALLY BECAME THE CORE FOUNDING STAFF, IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR A MORE CREATIVE, FUN, & PROFESSIONAL COMPANY.  THERE JUST WASN’T A BALANCE BETWEEN FUN AND TRUE PROFESSIONALISM OUT THERE.

THE COMPANY STARTED WITH ONE SYSTEM IN THE BEGINNING OF MAY.  BY THE MIDDLE OF JUNE, IT HAD GROWN INTO 2 FULL-BOOKED SYSTEMS.  BY DECEMBER OF THE SAME YEAR, 4 SYSTEMS! THE SYSTEMS WERE (AS THEY ARE NOW) STATE OF THE ART, TOP OF THE LINE EQUIPMENT.  THE SYSTEMS WITH KARAOKE WERE ALWAYS LEGALLY COMPLIANT – AND STILL ARE.  AS THE COMPANY GREW, SO DID THE FOLLOWING AND THE SUCCESS OF THE COMPANY.
2006 LED TO INCLUDING DJ SERVICES FOR FREE WITH ALL KARAOKE SHOWS – UNBELIEVABLY NOW, THAT WASN’T PART OF THE DEAL BACK THEN! IT USED TO BE AN UPCHARGE TO HAVE DJ SERVICES WITH OTHER COMPANIES! MAKING IT A UNIFORM INCLUDED FEATURE AT ALL SHOWS WAS A FIRST FOR WEEKLY KARAOKE SHOWS!
FAST FORWARD TO 2008, AND THAT FREE ADDITION GRADUATED INTO VIDEO DJ SERVICES MIXED WITH KARAOKE.  WE NOW HAVE OVER 13,000 MUSIC VIDEOS LICENSED FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. THE NEXT YEAR IN 2009, SAW A CHANGE IN THE LICENSING PROCEDURE FOR SOUNDCHOICE KARAOKE, AND WE OBLIGED WILLINGLY TO NOT CARRYING THEIR PRODUCTS UNTIL IT WAS LEGALLY POSSIBLE TO DO IT RIGHT!  THE GREAT NEWS? WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FINALIZING LEGALLY LICENSING THE FULL SOUNDCHOICE GEM SERIES INTO OUR SYSTEMS, AND IT WILL BE HAPPENING -VERY- SOON!
WE HIT A TRAGIC BARRICADE IN 2014 WHEN OUR COMPANY FOUNDER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LATE STAGE 3 NON-HODGKINS LYMPHOMA.  THIS LED TO AN OBVIOUS SLOWDOWN IN OUR BUSINESS AS HE BEGAN FIGHTING TO BEAT CANCER.  IT WAS GOD’S WILL IN JUNE 2015 THAT HE EMERGED CANCER FREE, AND BEGAN THE 2 YEAR BATTLE OF PHYSICAL REHABILITATION.
IN 2017, THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ABLE TO BEGIN SLOWLY REBUILDING BACK INTO THE GREAT COMPANY IT ONCE WAS, BY THE RETURN OF SOME KEY MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL STAFF THAT HELPED START THE COMPANY AND GROW IT’S SUCCESS.  WHILE OUR FOUNDER IS STILL IN A DISABLED STATUS, THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL – DES MOINES KARAOKE IS SLOWLY RETURNING TO IT’S FORMER PROMINENCE, EVEN WITH THE CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY OVER THE LAST 5-7 YEARS.
THE FUTURE HOLDS SOME GREAT THINGS, AND WE’RE SO HAPPY YOU’VE CHOSEN TO BE OUR CUSTOMER, AND A PART OF OUR SUCCESS!
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING SERVICES, OPTIONS, OR OUR LEGAL REGISTRATIONS, CALL 515-803-1207, OR EMAIL US AT DSMKARAOKE42@GMAIL.COM.  MOST INQUIRIES ARE ANSWERED THE SAME DAY THEY ARE RECEIVED.

 

DUE TO OUR FOUNDER’S EXPERIENCES FIGHTING CANCER AND THE ASSOCIATED COST OF CHEMOTHERAPY, WE OFFER FREE FUNDRAISING KARAOKE OR DJ EVENTS TO *QUALIFIED UNDER-INSURED CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS ONLY, TO HELP COVER ASSOCIATED COSTS.  PLEASE NOTE, RAISED FUNDS WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO CHEMOTHERAPY COSTS VIA YOUR TREATMENT DOCTOR/FACILITY, AND NOT DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON WE ARE FUNDRAISING FOR!

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR PATIENTS WHO WE RAISE LESS THAN $1500, AND ONLY A 2% TOTAL AMOUNT ADMINISTRATIVE FEE ONCE WE SURPASS $1500.  THERE ARE SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO THIS FUNDRAISING OFFER, AND A AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGNED FOR THIS FUNDRAISING OFFER. PLEASE CALL 515-803-1207 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS PROGRAM.

 

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