Home theater systems took off, and karaoke went from being the main purpose of the stereo system to a side feature. Each system came complete with up to 24 discs containing a maximum of music video tracks. Many establishments offer karaoke on a weekly schedule, while some have shows every night. Since the rise of karaoke around the world, karaoke contests have become a phenomenon of mainstream culture, giving non-professional singers opportunity to showcase their talent, win prizes, and at times, travel the world. Inoue, a drummer, was frequently asked by guests in the Utagoe Kissa where he performed to provide recordings of his performances so that they could sing along.
A number of Filipino migrants brought with them their own 'minus-one' music from cassette music tapes and video tapes purchased mainly in the Philippines.
Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Violent reactions to karaoke singing have made headlines in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, with reports of killings by listeners disturbed by the singing. This unit would usually be purchased in the Philippines and brought into Australia, becoming a common household item and is popularly used during gatherings. This section needs expansion. In Adelaide, karaoke reached its zenith in with virtually every hotel offering at least one karaoke night per week with many having undertaken alterations to their premises with the addition of purpose built stages and sound systems. The game soon spawned several follow-ups including Karaoke Revolution Vol. In the past, there were only pop-song karaoke VCDs.