Saturday, November 17, 2018

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...

Music Research: Asking About Burn Is Useless

Programmers want to know everything possible when making music decisions. That's understandable. The more detail and insight, the more we can fine-tune the playlist. It's part of the pursuit of a perfect radio station....

Music Research: How To Interpret Results

The results of the music research have come in. 600 songs have been tested, and you have reams of data. Now it's time to sort the results and get it on the air. The first thing you notice...

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?...

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...

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...

Don’t Just Play It: Celebrate New Music

When adding a new hit song - wait, it is a hit, right? If it's not, don't add it - consider how it can become a programming weapon as quickly as possible. And perhaps...

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...

5 Immutable Laws of Music Scheduling

With a hearty shout out to Ries and Trout and their 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing, there are several fundamentals of managing a radio station's database. You might call it the 5 immutable laws...

Music Scheduling: First Things First

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...

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Coaching Talent: Treat Talent Like Dogs

Here's some unexpected advice for programmers and managers when coaching volatile air personalities. You should treat talent like dogs. What? Seriously? Thats sounds strange coming...