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Issue #77 posted on April 1st, 2012
Welcome to MusicMaster
- WNED-FM – Buffalo, NY
- WHPZ-FM WHPD-FM WHME-FM – South Bend, IN
- Domradio – Cologne, Germany
Congratulations, Kiss FM Select!
As the first station in Germany, Kiss FM Select started their interactive Facebook radio format using MusicMaster and the interactive add-on mLive. In combination with the play out system from Zenon Media, KISS FM Select listeners are now able to vote for their favorite songs, offered to them through the MusicMaster Scheduling software that gives the station full control over their format and the listeners all the fun of interacting with their station.
4.0sr25 is Available
For users of 4.0, the latest service release is now available. Select Help, Check for Update to get 4.0sr25.
NAB Show 2012
We have a long tradition of showing off our latest products at the NAB Show. Here’s Joe Knapp, A-Ware’s President and CEO, along with Rainer Eichhorn, On Air’s General Manager, showing off Air Play and an early version of MusicMaster in the late 90s. This year the tradition continues as our North American and International teams will be in Las Vegas again for the NAB Show, April 14-18, to show off the all new MusicMaster Version 5.
If you would like to schedule a specific time for a personal tour, we would be happy to arrange it. Contact Mark Bolke with your day and time preference. You’ll find us in the Central Hall, Booth #1131, near the west-side entrance.
Industry Event Calendar
If you are planning to attend any of these upcoming events let us know. We would love the opportunity to say hello, share a cup of coffee, or help with any questions you may be having.
- April 14-19: NAB Show – Las Vegas, NV
- April 27-28: World Radio Summit – Los Angeles, CA
- July 17-20: The Conclave Learning Conference – Minneapolis, MN
MusicMaster Pro-Team: Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Alan Burns & Associates, and has been with the company since 1987.
Alan Burns & Associates is a small firm that specializes in precise custom strategies and close, personal attention to our limited client list. Our task is to help each client formulate – then execute – the one strategy that will result in success. We help radio stations increase ratings by providing custom strategies, music plans, morning show development, marketing/promotion ideas, and the training of your staff. We consult all forms of AC and CHR: from Mainstream, Soft, Modern, Gold AC and Hot AC, to Mainstream and Rhythmic CHR.
Alan Burns & Associates is proud to have helped hundreds of AC and CHR stations succeed in even the toughest of market circumstances. The result of our accumulated knowledge, experience, and skills is successful clients. A few of the radio stations we have helped win include great stations like Z100 New York, WBMX Boston, and WSHH Pittsburgh.
Contact Jeff Johnson at (410) 647-6666 or email@example.com.
The MusicMaster Pro-Team is comprised of experienced broadcast consultants and programmers who are available to assist MusicMaster clients with programming advice. Their services are available under this cost effective program with no long term commitment required, and can be added to your existing software support plan. Information on each MusicMaster Pro-Team member is available below. If you would like to retain the services of one of the MusicMaster Pro-Team members or have questions about the specifics of the program contact Mark Bolke Vice President/COO at (651) 405-9119 or Mark@MusicMaster.com.
See the complete MusicMaster Pro-Team Roster.
Quick Tip: History Browser on Coding Fields
You’ve likely opened the History Browser and done a report to see who your most played artist or title was over a given period of time. Have you considered doing the same thing for your coding fields, like gender or tempo? When you open the History Browser, set the Display Mode to one of your coding fields. Once displayed, configure the bottom graph to show Air Time or Spins Density. You’ll now see how much of the time frame is taken up by the each code. This is a great way to make sure you are maintaining your overall programming goals.
Recent Feature Articles From the MusicMaster Blog
MusicMaster 5.0 Feature Spotlight – Category QuickMove
By Aaron Taylor
Here is a very exciting new option available to you in the latest version of MusicMaster, we call it Category QuickMove. In a nutshell, it allows you to quickly make category changes of elements in a faster, much simpler drag and drop fashion than in previous versions of MusicMaster Windows. Instead of calling up a large list of the categories you need to work with by a query or perhaps a category group, you can now just simply go to DATASET-LIBRARY-QUICKMOVE to make those weekly category moves and changes. (Read more.)
Drawing a Blank with BMI/ASCAP Reports
By Drew Bennett
One of the most common issues we hear about are clients who have been tasked with generating a BMI or ASCAP report and they can’t seem to find data in the log they generate. When running any Special History Report in MusicMaster, it’s important to check every setting before generating the log. It can save you heartache and time with BMI or ASCAP. (Read more.)
Music Master of the Month
KFMB San Diego
Some of the things Mike likes best about MusicMaster: “Being able to copy and paste in & out of Excel is huge! I’ve been working with Drew Bennett on developing customized import / Library Sync definition files for Jack FM and it’s saved me a ton of time pulling in outside data from BDS. Also being able to set up rule groups separately for the editor and scheduler allow me to consistently deliver Jack’s signature sound in San Diego. Auto-Platooning is my next feature to lock down.”