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Issue #81 posted on August 1st, 2012
Welcome to MusicMaster
STAR TV – Hong Kong, China; DDJ Music – Huizen, Netherlands; alster radio 106!8 - Hamburg, Germany; Radio Veronica – Naarden, Netherlands; 91.7 xfm – Hamburg, Germany; Radio Stephansdom – Vienna, Austria; WVSX-FM – Shelbyville; WPXC-FM, WFRQ-FM, WHYA-FM – Cape Cod, Massachusetts; WJYW-FM – Union City, Ohio; CJWA-FM – Wawa, Ontario; JamTraxx Media – Chicago, Illinois
New Service Release Available
MusicMaster 5.0sr3 is now available. Changes include allowing you to filter the Rule Tree for any Optimum Scheduling Goals, increasing the length of LogNote text to 255 characters along with additional fixes and other improvements. Run Help, Check for Updates to download this new version.
Keith Hill and Joe Knapp had front row seats for the keynote with Governor Mike Huckabee.
Cool Stuff Seen At Conclave:
Check out Social Radio, a new player/platform for online radio stations that blends the functionality people like about Pandora (skipping songs, changing channels, “liking” things to get more of something) with what makes Radio powerful (the station brand, talent, local content and local connection to the community). At stations with Social Radio, DJ’s get to pick music and curate shows around music and topics they are passionate about. It’s kind of like algorithm-assisted local Radio. Take a look at their first station that is ramping up right now.
Germany Rocks on MusicMaster
The latest ratings just came out and brought some very good news to several MusicMaster clients.
Four stations out of the Top 5 and eight out of the Top 10 radio stations in Germany are all using MusicMaster to schedule their music.
We want to congratulate these stations and thank all of our clients in Germany for their trust in MusicMaster.
This July, people from all over Europe met for the 20th Lokalrundfunktage in Nuremberg. The main topic of the event was what the future holds for local broadcasters in the new media-environment, and the highlight of the evening was the famous get-together in the historic castle.
Jürgen Kraus (Head of Music Antenne Bayern), Matthias Ihring (Head of Music Radio7) and Justus Fischer (On Air Digital) are seen below at the event having a good time.
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.
- August 19-21: Monitor Latino Convention – Los Angeles, CA
- August 23: Swiss Radioday – Zurich
- September 5-8: Christian Music Broadcasters – Orlando, FL
- September 6-11: IBC 2012 – Amsterdam
- September 11: Radioday Germany – Cologne
- September 19-21: NAB Radio Show – Dallas, TX
- October 24-25: Medientage – Munich
- November 17: Radioday Netherlands – Amsterdam
MusicMaster Pro-Team: Dave Lange
He is recognized across the country as a leading expert in all forms of radio programming. While Dave’s worked successfully with all formats from News Talk to Active Rock he specializes in the Rock formats including Classic Rock, Classic Hits, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock and Alternative.
Dave Lange has an extensive programming, consulting and senior management background, spanning nearly 30 years. Serving as Senior VP of Programming for Clear Channel preceded by Programming VP assignments with Capstar and AMFM.
His “hands-on” programming background includes Chicago (WCKG), Pittsburgh (WDVE), Miami (WSHE), Grand Rapids (WLAV) and Lansing Michigan.
His travels have covered well over 350 radio stations in over 50 markets. While Dave’s worked successfully with all formats from News Talk to Active Rock he specializes in the Rock formats including Classic Rock, Classic Hits, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock and Alternative.
You can contact Dave at 574-273-0559 or DLange210@att.net.
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: Coding Analysis
With 5.0, you can not only look at your song turnovers, but your coding turnovers as well. Use the icon on the lower part of the graph to pick any of your coding fields. When displayed, you’ll see information on how many of each code you have, the separation daily and weekly of each code, the turnover of the codes as well as density over the week. It’s just another way MusicMaster gives you detailed information to help you analyze your data to help you meet your programming goals.
Recent Feature Articles From the MusicMaster Blog
Clock Mass Changer
By Aaron Taylor
Here’s a really handy feature in MusicMaster that can save you a TON of time when you need to change out a particular element in many different clocks. Instead of the chore of searching through your entire Format Clock Maintenance list and finding each instance of the item that needs to be adjusted, you can target that specific element in a database globally with the Clock Mass Changer. (Read more.)
5.0′s Infobar Enhancements
By Marianne Burkett
What’s new in the Version 5 Infobar? Check out the new Lognotes tab inside the Clock tab of the Infobar! It allows you instant access to your lognotes which you can then drag and drop right into your clocks AND your schedule editor! Talk about a time saver. (Read more.)
Music Master of the Month
“It’s hard to narrow down what my favorite feature of MusicMaster is. Overall, it has to be how user friendly and intuitive the entire program is.
“Most of us are pretty familiar with Windows, and MusicMaster is a program designed for 2012 and the future. I LOVE the mass changer feature that allows you to easily change the attributes of as many titles as you’d like in just a couple of clicks. You can even change the font from all caps, to a mix of caps and lower case. That was a huge time saver for me as I was importing many songs into my library that did not look how I wanted them to look. You can do this with everything from Artist Keywords to Sound Codes.
“I’m also a big fan of how completely customizable everything is, especially in the schedule editor. It’s a HUGE time saver to have the things that are most important to YOU where YOU want them when you are scheduling your music and other elements.
“We looked at all of the options available to us, and in truth, there really aren’t many serious contenders out there when it comes to music scheduling software. When we learned how competitive the terms are and add in how passionate and professional the support staff is…the decision was easy for us to choose MusicMaster. I’ve been using MusicMaster for about seven months and I have completely fallen in love with this software. If you’re thinking about upgrading, you will not be disappointed with MusicMaster 5.0.”