Monday, November 18, 2019

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...

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...

Control Music Tempo With BPM

BPM is beats per minute, a common term in music production, and a weapon your radio station can use to stand out over competitors. It's a weapon because your competition is almost certainly not...

7 Signs of a Dysfunctional Music Database

It’s a challenge to keep a radio station’s music database in the best shape it can be. Day in and day out, you’re making changes, moving songs around, adjusting rules all in an effort to...

Considerations To Program New Music

A lot of programmers aren't going to like this, and many won't agree with it, mostly because they don't want to agree with it. It's about how to program new music, one of the most controversial...

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...

Applying the Art of Music Scheduling

The difference between great radio stations and good radio stations is art, not science. Of course, all great stations have a solid foundation. That's science. But have you heard stations that just sound magical? They...

How To Sort Music Categories: Deep & Narrow or Shallow & Wide

It's great to have music research that provides a map of what titles to play, but when it comes time to sort music into categories, it takes more than a spreadsheet with numbers. Programmers...

Music Programming: Tips to Get Sound Coding Right

Many programmers and music directors spend hours and hours coding their songs. The effort is time well spent. It's important. And it takes time to really analyze the songs and get sound coding right. But...

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Game: 3 Word Movie Game

The 3 Word Movie is a simple, but good, game to play just about anytime. If you can establish it as a regular, recurring feature...