How much does renting a karaoke machine cost?

Average cost in 20149: $185 See National


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The average cost for a karaoke machine provider is $185. You are likely to spend between $125 and $285 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated May 1st, 2017

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Karaoke machines and sound systems are available to rent for birthdays, weddings, corporate events, office parties, graduations and more. Karaoke can be suitable entertainment for any age group and for any size affair from intimate gatherings to large crowds of 200 or more people. Musical styles available include pop, rock, R&B/soul, country, hip-hop/rap and Top 40. Additional equipment available for rent along with karaoke machines can include lighting, microphones and speakers.


Karaoke rental packages vary depending on the grade of karaoke machine and the other items included such as sound systems, microphones and so on. Here are some examples of karaoke packages from Dave the Karaoke Guy Karaoke DJ & Rentals in Rockville, Maryland:

  • Basic plan: $109.95, including karaoke disc player and karaoke CD library

    • Microphone and sound system are not included.

    • $200 refundable security deposit is required.
  • Standard plan: $179.95, including professional karaoke system with 100-watt amplifier, speakers, karaoke CD library, 19-inch LCD flatscreen TV with tripod and wireless microphone system with two mics

    • $350 refundable security deposit is required.
  • Full plan: $259.95, including professional higher-grade karaoke system with extensive features, karaoke CD library, 19-inch LCD flatscreen TV with tripod, wireless microphone system with two mics, power amplifier, mixing board, equalizer, two 10-inch loudspeakers with tripods and 15-inch subwoofer.

    • $400 refundable security deposit is required.


Many karaoke companies offer additional items for rent beyond karaoke machines. Items may include lighting, props, projector screens, stages, sound systems and more. Here are some add-ons offered from Dave the Karaoke Guy Karaoke DJ & Rentals:

  • One LED stage light: $10

  • Strobe light: $15

  • Three LED stage lights: $25

Karaoke Jockey

For large events, customers may want to hire a karaoke jockey to run the equipment, take requests, and oversee lighting and other operations. Rental costs will increase to the karaoke jockey’s time. The longer the event, the higher the fee.

Delivery fees

Karaoke rentals may include a delivery fee. Some companies require pickup at their location, some offer free delivery, and others may offer free delivery within a set service range, with additional fees for locations outside their area. Rush-hour traffic fees may also apply. Here’s how Dave the Karaoke Guy Karaoke DJ & Rentals breaks down delivery pricing:

  • Free delivery within 20 miles of the company zip code

  • 21–40 miles beyond the initial 20-mile radius: +$2.50 per mile

  • 41 miles and above (in addition to the cost $2.50 per mile for miles 21–40): +$1.50 per mile

  • Rush-hour delivery: $25

  • Delivery to commercial venues without elevators, requiring equipment to be carried up stairs: $40

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