Setting attributes and codes in music scheduling software is tedious and time-consuming. It’s also 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. Many times, over-coding a library is counterproductive. That’s especially true with what most software programs call Mood. Mood coding is an attribute that often causes conflicts with other settings.

In this article, I discuss how to properly use mood coding in music scheduling. Including:

  • The difference between tempo, energy, and mood coding.
  • Why mood coding is so important.
  • The definition of mood coding and how to use it properly.
  • How to apply mood coding to your station.
  • An over-the-top finishing touch that takes your station from really good to great! 
  • How to experiment and tweak rule settings for best results.

Tempo vs. Energy vs. Mood Coding