Kidioke Media LLC was started by Brian Dwyre. He, his wife, and three children are life-long residents of Morris County, NJ. Born from a family of entrepreneurs Brian set out to create something of his own. Growing up with loving parents and siblings, Brian would take the constructs of his childhood and mimic that with his own children. As a child his father would sing to him “Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor and “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Willie Nelson every night at bedtime. Those are some of the fondest memories he had with his father and it’s a tradition he wanted to continue.
He began singing these songs like his father before him and before long would get requests from his children every night. With three children under the age of four he was constantly asked for two things at bedtime: Read me a book & sing me a song. Kidioke Sound Books encompasses both. So after hiring an attorney and countless months of negotiations, the rights were obtained and Kidioke was born. An app, despite the impersonal touch of using advanced electronics at bedtime was also added so that the changing of the times did not pass Kidioke by. The app however is one of the company’s crowning achievements. Animated by a group of freelancers we were able to bringing these songs to life and create a great story to go along with these legendary songs.
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Kidioke Media LLC sells and ships custom children's sound books and has created an iPad / iPhone app for iOS. Kidioke has created these products with the hopes of getting the songs of yester year into the minds and hearts of children today. We have put a heavy focus on nostalgia and on harnessing history’s great artist’s works by taking the literal translation of their songs. We do our best to utilize songs that tell a story and pride ourselves on putting those literal translations into print and animation.
Kidioke was created to have the parent and child interact in a way at bedtime never thought possible. We took great consideration developing our products not only for the child, but with the parent’s interest in mind as well. We have selected timeless songs that many parents truly enjoy singing and actually have a strong desire to pass that love down to the next generation.
We believe in the notion that the greatest way to forge bonds and help teach is to excite both the child and parent simultaneously. This is what Kidioke strives to do in every book and app they create. Our products are geared at helping children learn to read, to sing, timing, beat, tempo, and rhythm. It even helps children learn to count with a unique timing mechanism built into the books that count up as the song progresses.
We certainly hope you enjoy using our product as much as we enjoyed making it and we truly believe that this will make the ultimate baby shower gift!