Daisuke Inoue with his creation the Juke 8 karaoke machine. Photo: Daisuke Inoue Young Daisuke Inoue with his creation the Juke 8 karaoke machine. Photo: Daisuke Inoue Young
Daisuke Inoue with his creation the Juke 8 karaoke machine. Photo: Daisuke Inoue Young
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He invented karaoke, saw it take off, then walked away – Daisuke Inoue taught the world to sing, if not always in harmony

  • Daisuke Inoue didn’t consider he had invented anything when he launched the karaoke machine. Last year alone he missed out on US$100 million in royalties
  • But he’s not bitter, and happily tells the story of his creation – which turns 50 next year – and how it changed his life and that of millions of singers

Topic |   Music
Daisuke Inoue with his creation the Juke 8 karaoke machine. Photo: Daisuke Inoue Young Daisuke Inoue with his creation the Juke 8 karaoke machine. Photo: Daisuke Inoue Young
Daisuke Inoue with his creation the Juke 8 karaoke machine. Photo: Daisuke Inoue Young
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