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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!

The Official CRS 2015 Kick-Off Party – The Legends at Legends posted on January 20th, 2015

MusicMaster is having a CRS party. Would you like to come?


Software Giant Strengthens Sales and Support Departments posted on January 7th, 2015

Brookfield, WIMusicMaster announced today the addition of Bradley Bender to enhance the sales and support departments. Brad brings with him a strong background in strategy, IT and Finance.

Brad Bender

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of this outstanding team of wonderfully dedicated professionals,” commented Bradley Bender.

Prior to joining the MusicMaster team, Bradley was Manager of Operational Accounting and a Manager of the Network Infrastructure team at Wyndham Jade, a technology based events and Travel Company which specializes in convention and trade show housing and registration, meetings, and corporate travel. Mr. Bender is an SMU Cox School of Business alumnus with distinction and has studied at the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

MusicMaster President, Joe Knapp, adds, “While rapidly expanding the MusicMaster family this year, our search was focused on those amazing people who are blessed with a healthy balance of passion, patience and curiosity. Our goal is to diversify our team with professionals who bring with them a broad range of talents and experiences. Brad Bender, with his extensive background in accounting and information technology, fits our profile perfectly.  He’s a geek like me and we’re lucky to have him on board!”

MusicMaster was founded by Joe Knapp in 1983 and continues to be the world’s largest Windows-based music scheduling software for radio and television stations.

Additional information about the company, our software, partners, and customers can be found at

Feeling like Lewis Hamilton with Arabella 92.9 posted on December 10th, 2014

A unique music mix of “Super Oldies and Austrian Pop” – that’s Arabella 92.9 in Vienna. But not only. Arabella 92.9’s team gets also very creative when it comes to organizing events. One of their “Talk of the town” activities this year was the “Vienna Bobby-Car race”, the largest Formula “Bobby Car” race in town.


Want to see their listeners dressed like Lewis Hamilton? Check out the party’s pictures.

During our last visit at Arabella 92.9 we’ve had the pleasure to enjoy a cup of coffee with Isabella Kettner (Assistant PD) and Ralph Waldhauser (PD).


Thanks for joining the MusicMaster family in Austria! Keep on racing…