You’ve just taken over a new radio station. It’s time to figure out what’s going on with the music scheduling software. You roll up your sleeves and wade into the data. Where do you start? First things first is great advice for just about every project, and music is no exception.

Scheduling music in different formats offer different challenges. When I have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a radio station and their music log, I learn a lot of nuances about the format.

Each format comes with its own set of issues, challenges and things to monitor but they’re all the same at the foundation. Each database programs 24 hour period. You may not play music in all 24 hours, but you should still program music in all 24 hours. This makes it much easier to build your database structure.

So where do you start? How can you optimize your music software and make sure you program the best possible product?

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