Monday, November 29, 2021

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...

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...

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...

The Pros and Cons of Packeting Songs

Radio programmers either love or hate the idea of packeting songs in a music scheduling system. And there are good reasons for both emotions. This article explains how, when and why packeting songs is a...

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 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....

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...

Don’t Just Play It: Celebrate New Music

Programmers make multiple decisions when deciding whether or not to add a song to the playlist. The criteria may vary but one principle should be the guiding force behind a new "add". Will the...

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 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...

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Feature: The Last Word

The Last Word works in any format, even talk and sports stations. It's also fun to play with guests and during interviews with celebrities. The...
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