Setting attributes and codes in music scheduling software is confusing to many programmers. There are so many options, and we want to use all the power of the software to generate a perfect music flow. The most confusing code is Mood. For most stations, Mood coding is an attribute that causes conflicts with other settings because it competes with Tempo, Energy, and/or Sound Codes.
Mood Coding is subtle. It’s not a mashup of Tempo and Energy. The Mood setting is distinct and quite useful when applied properly. Think of this code as the art, while tempo coding is science. If you use Beats Per Minute (BPM) to tempo code each song, you’ve removed subjectivity from the equation. But BPM doesn’t define the feel of the song and it’s why Mood Codes are important.