Saturday, March 28, 2020

How To Determine Library Depth and Song Turnover

The ratings are in. There is a TSL (time spent listening) problem. The cume went up, but average quarter hours are down. Management wants an explanation. The first thought is to examine the music...

How to Optimize Music Scheduling Software

How's your music database working for you? How long has it been since it was fine-tuned for maximum effectiveness? If it's been awhile, take a little time to optimize music scheduling software. In fact, your...

Use The Pendulum Model to Improve Music Flow

When a programmer finds a way to improve music flow, it's like discovering the Holy Grail of music programming. It's probably how Alexander Graham Bell felt the first time he heard the telephone ring. Music...

Perfect Music Categories: Step By Step

You know the importance of using math for rotating your music. And you certainly understand the value of playing the right songs for your audience. Right? Right. But there's more to creating a music...

Math to Set Up Perfect Music Rotations

Whenever a station conducts an analysis of their music system, the first stop should always be to examine how songs are rotating. This is the single most common source of problems in a music...

Music Repetition Is A Programmer’s Friend

In some ways, Program Directors are like medical doctors. A doctor's primary goal is to “do no harm”. Removing negatives and potential barriers to listening is a nearly irresistible emotion. But when it comes...

8 Steps To Getting Music Tempo Coding Right

One of the most agonizing tasks for a programmer is managing the music library. It's also one of the most important. Of the hundreds of settings in your music software, music tempo coding is...

7 Tips For Perfect Song Segues

On a music station, every single thing that happens is important. That's particularly true for song segues. How songs fit together is critical to the listening experience. Paying attention to this detail can be a critical...

Music Scheduling: To Recycle Gold Or Not?

There are a tremendous amount of decisions to make in music scheduling. And one of the most discussed and debated is whether or not to recycle gold titles. If you are new to the concept...

Programming Secrets To Adjust In a Weak Music Cycle

Music ebbs and flows. Sometimes the hits are strong. Sometimes they’re not. Sometimes there are no true mainstream, mass appeal hits at all. Other times, there are more “powers” than can fit on one...

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Major Promotion: Stuff a Bus

Stuff a Bus is an interesting and unique way to generate donations for needy families (or the homeless) at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Invite listeners to donate...