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RADIODAYS EUROPE 2015 Recap posted on April 17th, 2015

More than 1600 attendees from all over Europe, USA, Canada and Australia were part of this year’s Radiodays conference in Milano – the biggest radio event in Europe. 
MusicMaster was a premier partner and sponsor of this year’s Radiodays, with a nice booth to welcome all our existing and future clients all around the world. Visitors had the opportunity to meet all our European partners, like SMP, Top OF Mind, BVMedia, Stirlitz and ON AIR. Thank you all for stopping by and for the honor of your continued loyalty!
Rainer Eichhorn of ON AIR is proudly presenting the booth during setup…


…a day later already discussing new functions of MusicMaster with long time client and super user Matthias Voelm of DRS3


The place to meet all the European partners of MusicMaster.
Good friend and client Peter Bartsch toasting with our Speaker and client Steve Jones. These guys had real fun!


So did the whole crew of clients and partners at a wonderful dinner place with the best bistecca florentiner! Yummy!

MusicMaster Top Music Scheduling Secrets: #2 posted on April 16th, 2015

Bob Bellini, Brand and Operations Manager for Saga Communications radio group in Milwaukee, shares his tips on using the MusicMaster rule wizard and optimum goals to get the best possible result from his rules.


Collect all the secrets! Look for our ad in your favorite industry sites and newsletters.

Join Us For A Very Special Genius Day in Los Angeles… posted on April 15th, 2015

If you’re planning to attend the World Wide Radio Summit in Los Angeles, live in the area, or are just looking for a good excuse to spend a few days in sunny Southern California, come join us at MusicMaster Genius Day Hollywood! This special FREE event will be on Wednesday, April 22 from 10am – 4pm at the Los Angeles Film School (6353 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA).

You’ll learn tips and tricks from the MusicMaster Pro Team:

Joe Knapp – President/CEO and Creator of MusicMaster

Drew Bennett – Learning & Development Director

Jesus Rodriguez – Sales and Scheduling Consultant

Rainer Eichhorn – ON AIR General Manager

Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet, network and share ideas with other music schedulers!

For a preview of topics we’ll be covering, or to register for the event (before April 21): 


Going to NAB? Here’s Why You Don’t Want to Miss Us! posted on April 13th, 2015

Visit NAB Booth #C2145 for Interactive Group and One-on-One Presentations from the MusicMaster Superheroes Team, including:
  • Joe Knapp – President/CEO and Creator of MusicMaster
  • Drew Bennett – Learning and Development Director
  • Rainer Eichhorn – ON AIR General Manager
  • Jesus Rodriguez – Spanish Language Scheduling Specialist
You’ll walk away
ready to save the day
with a brand new set of
super skills!
Leap Tall Buildings. 
Three Scheduling Goals that will crush your competition


Use X-ray Vision. 
Schedule the best song every time with Optimum Goals

Master Your Domain.
Customize your MusicMaster database exactly how you want it

Manipulate Time. 
Use our clock editing secrets to create your perfect sound

Conquer New Worlds. 
Learn more about our specific TV and Web Scheduling Software
Forge New Alliances. 
Explore how MusicMaster can exchange information with other broadcast software

Transcend Time and Space. 
Connect with experts from the systems below… 
without even leaving the MusicMaster booth!

“Join the Family” at RADIODAYS EUROPE 2015 in Milan posted on March 10th, 2015

Our network of MusicMaster partners in Europe are going to attend this year’s RADIODAYS EUROPE as a PREMIUM PARTNER in Milan/Italy on March 15-17.

RADIODAYS EUROPE has become the biggest radio industry event on the old continent with over 1300 participants from 60 countries. It’s packed with high-profile seminars, workshops and sessions and it’s definitely THE place to be if networking in Europe is on your agenda.

RDE square banner 300dpiIf you happen to be in Milan at the time please feel free to touch base with any of our European representatives, have an original Italian espresso at our shiny booth (Level 1, Stand 27-30) or meet us at the MusicMaster super-session “Brand like a Rock Star” with Steve Jones on Monday, March 16 10:35 am. (Don’t miss this one!)


Roberto Bellotti (BVMedia, Italy)

Rainer Eichhorn (ON AIR, Germany)

Michael Buholzer (SwissMediaPartners, Switzerland)

Cesco van Gool (Stirlitz, Poland)

Bart van Gogh (Top of Mind, Netherlands)

Location: MICO, North Wing, (

10 Steps to MusicMaster perfection posted on January 24th, 2015

The English version of our tutorial series, The First 10 Steps to MusicMaster Perfection, is finally finished! We are very happy to have Duncan Allen of MTV, UK as our host of the series.

Duncan has been using MusicMaster for a long time, and he shares some of his knowledge with all of us in these tutorials. The tutorials lead you through MusicMaster, from installing the software, to the advanced Rule Tree possibilities, to editing your finished log. After watching these 10 steps you should be easily able to set up your own MusicMaster system.

You can easily access these videos, as well as a version of them in German, at or And please feel free to watch them as often as you want!

Ho! Ho! Ho! The Traditional ON AIR Christmas Party posted on January 23rd, 2015

It was a wonderful day cruising from Christmas market to Christmas market in a historical yellow double-decker bus from the 60s.

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After finishing the tour, everybody went for a traditional German goose dinner into one of Berlin’s coziest Restaurants. We all had a blast!

Thanks to the MusicMaster family members from the USA, Poland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, and Germany for making this a very special day!

Here a part of the crew on a Christmas market in front of the Charlottenburg Castle at a nice Glühwein stand!


Flying North for the Winter posted on January 22nd, 2015

Team MusicMaster Worldwide continues to visit radio stations and software partners in our quest for product knowledge and better automation interfaces. MusicMaster’s Shane Finch and Jeff Schroeder crossed the border to visit OMT Technologies in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Standing left to right: David Borges, Gordo Fry, Greg Boyd, Renel Choiselat, Bill Baines; Kneeling left to right: Jeff Schroeder, Shane Finch, Gary Kristiansen

OMT Technologies is a solutions provider to the broadcast media industry across North America and Internationally. Many MusicMaster users are familiar with the iMediaTouch Radio Automation System and Digital Logger, iMediaLogger.


MusicMaster’s Shane Finch with OMT’s Gary Kristiansen and Renel Choiselat.

MusicMaster enjoys partnering with OMT as various broadcasting conventions, including the NAB Radio Show in Las Vegas.

A-Ware and ON AIR join forces again for another 10 years! posted on January 21st, 2015

Here are Joe Knapp and Rainer Eichhorn while signing the extension of their contract for another 10 years. They have now worked together for over 25 years and have lots of great plans for the next 10 years. The whole ON AIR team is happy to work with a company like A-Ware and with people like Joe Knapp and Scott Wirt.

Visions, Trust, Work, and Fun is what these two companies shared from day one of their cooperation and it will be the
basis for the future as well!

During the visit of Joe and Scott in Berlin for the traditional ON AIR Christmas Dinner, they took the chance to discuss some plans for next year’s activities.


5.0sr14 is now Available posted on January 20th, 2015

icon_checkGo to Help, Check for Update to get the latest service release of MusicMaster Pro. This has lots of handy new features including the ability to click the Hour Selection bar in the Editor to the “now” time of today’s log while Instant Analysis can be set to show all panels no matter where the pointer is (see the Quick Tip for more details). Numeric and Currency fields are now right-justified. We’ve added a few more Special History reports as we continue to see MusicMaster used around the world and even added the ability to force a path when running the reports. We’ve improved RealTime, our in-studio component (thanks to WXRT Chicago for their assistance) as well as continuing to update our Nexus interface. Should you need any help with installing the update, please contact your Music Scheduling Consultant. Happy Scheduling!