Monday, September 26, 2022

The Danger of Using Online Music Clubs For Music Research

Programmers who base music choices on research and data feel confident in decisions from data. They reason the information gathered from real listeners is more reliable than "gut". But there is a flaw in...

Research Key: Ask Actionable Questions

Stations with the luxury of a having a research budget will be spending a big chunk of cash on that next perceptual survey. But are you getting data that will motivate change? Many research questionnaires...

How to Conduct a (Nearly) Free Research Project

A free research project? Seriously? That price point gets even the tightest manager’s attention. But you can do it, if you are willing to invest a little time and creativity into a project. In this...

Getting The Most From Listener Advisory Panels

Listeners usually love to tell you what they think. Asking their opinion gets them involved, which can also lead to increased loyalty. That's why Listener Advisory Panels are invaluable sources of information and insight into...

Music Research: How To Interpret Results

The results of a new music research project have come in. 600 songs were tested, and there are reams of data. Now it's time to interpret results and get it on the air. But...

Improve Music Research: Eliminate The Middle

Radio station music research has been around for decades, but many stations are still testing songs the way they have for, well, decades. It's time to improve results by adjusting the traditional scale used to...

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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...
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