Monday, November 29, 2021

How Shorter Attention Should Affect Song Selection

In the past, programmers generally accepted a music programming strategy that started with a code more suitable for physicians: Do no harm. That's still good advice for Doctors but it no longer works for...

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...

Top Secret Tips For Music Scheduling

"Hey, what's your best music scheduling tip?". That's a common question programmers ask. They're looking for a shortcut. There really is no mystery top making your music software work for you. Some programmers and music...

How The Pop Music Cycle Affects Ratings

Music programmers know that the strength of current music is critical to success. The more a station depends on the music, the more the pop music cycle affects ratings. When music goes against the...

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 most stations are not using it....

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 an irresistible emotion. But when it comes to...

How to Fix Music Rotation Problems

It would be nice that every problem had a simple solution, like a cause and effect. Problems would be so easy to trace. But radio programming isn't like that. It's more complex. That's why...

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...

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...

To Achieve Music Variety You must Understand Music Variety

Perhaps the most misunderstood programming concept for music-based formats is defining what  music variety really is. We think we understand it, but our definition of the term often has as many applications as there...

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Stunt: Human Christmas Tree

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