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All Access Worldwide Radio Summit Recap posted on May 9th, 2014

allaccesssummitHundreds of radio pros, music enthusiasts and industry insiders converged on the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for the 4th annual Worldwide Radio Summit. Team MusicMaster Worldwide co-hosted the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood VIP Mixer (with our name in lights, shown below), featuring live performances by Zendaya, Christina Perri, and Daughtry.

allaccesssummit2Many world-class speakers offered the latest information on selling and making money in a digital world, proper utilization of social media, talent development, product branding, and how labels go about developing artists and releasing new music.

Hats off to Joel Denver, Matt Parvis, Tyler Polzin, and the entire Summit crew for an amazing event.

Here are some impressions from the show:

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MusicMaster’s Drew Bennett hanging out with MusicMaster client George Cook, spotting a familiar face on our video screen!

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Wrapping another incredible All Access Worldwide Radio Summit (left to right: Wide Orbit’s Jeff Dempsey, Joel Denver from All Access, and from MusicMaster Shane Finch, Drew Bennett, and Aaron Taylor).

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Our good friend Steve Resnik “The Ramp” and Melanie Ross of MusicMaster.

More Than Just Music – Scheduling Promos/Liners/Events with MusicMaster posted on May 8th, 2014

More and more stations around the world are starting to use MusicMaster not only for music scheduling but also for the professional handling of their station’s on-air promotion activities. The benefit they see is in taking advantage of the already built-in and vast amount of functionality that MusicMaster offers when it comes to content management and scheduling. They use MusicMaster to schedule their jingles, liners, promos, and voice tracks.

Gunnar Astrup, Head of Music at Alsterradio 106.8 in Hamburg /Germany: “Thanks to the possibilities in MusicMaster, it was an obvious decision for us to start outsourcing and professionalizing the scheduling of our station’s on-air promotion.”

If you are interested in knowing more about the different options of using MusicMaster besides music scheduling, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

This picture was taken during a two-day MusicMaster “on-air promotion scheduling” training at Alsterradio 106.8 in Hamburg:AlsterradioFrom the left: Gunnar Astrup (Head of Music), Maike Sieber (Music Director), Hannes Erdmann (Music Director), Benjamin Kanthak (Music Director), Steffen Schambach (Head of On Air Promotion), Alexander Schenk (On Air Promoter)

Canadian Music Week Sessions posted on May 7th, 2014

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MusicMaster 2020
Music Scheduling Innovations for the Future

The premier music scheduling service in the world will be offering this session during Canadian Music Week, showcasing the increased depth in programming services offered by their company. Company president Joe Knapp will moderate this session and will be featuring some of his key players to help you use MusicMaster into the future and to answer any questions you may have about using their system to its maximum effect. Join us at Trinity 4-5 on May 7 from 1:00 – 1:50 PM.

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Radio Consultants Roundtable Meetings

This gathering of the top minds of the game, all in one place, is your chance to pick the brains face to face of those whose experience and knowledge can deeply enhance your own, including that of MusicMaster’s Joe Knapp. Join us at Trinity 1-3 on May 8 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

NAB Show Recap posted on May 6th, 2014

With test drones flying over head and the very latest in broadcast technology on display, Team MusicMaster Worldwide spent time with a variety of global automation partners at the 2014 NAB Show®, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, NV. Over 93,000 enthusiasts got hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology at the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment, and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.

MusicMaster representatives demonstrated how our World Class Software interfaces with various automation, playout, research, traffic and other systems.

Special thanks to our automation partners: iMediaTouch, David Systems, Netia, SCISYS Deutschland, Wide Orbit, and ENCO.

After each day’s festivities, personalized demonstrations and conversation made the MusicMaster hospitality suite at Wynn Resorts a popular destination (shown below).

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We’ll see you at the September NAB Radio Show in Indianapolis!

Here are some impressions from the show:

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MusicMaster’s Jesus Rodriguez and Drew Bennett with On Air’s Max Mueller

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Paul Ziino shows off MusicMaster and ENCO…

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…along with Aaron Taylor

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iMediaTouch’s Bill Baines, client Jana Sproule, iMediaTouch’s Renel Choiselat, Gary Kristiansen, MusicMaster’s Joe Knapp, and iMediaTouch’s Scott Farr

Our Growing Family of Products posted on April 9th, 2014

You’ve come to trust and depend on the MusicMaster name for your scheduling needs. We know that there are many different programming needs out there and we are pleased to introduce a suite of products designed to meet those different needs:

mm_proMusicMaster Professional Edition is the new name for our flagship product, MusicMaster for Windows. This is the product broadcasters around the world have relied on to schedule their music. We’ve only changed the name and added the Pro designation to our logo. Everything else about the product is the same. If you program multiple radio stations, MusicMaster Pro will continue to give you the full complement of programming tools you need to make your radio stations sound great.

mm_ltMusicMaster Limited Edition is our new product designed for non-commercial or small commercial broadcasters who want the main programming tools of MusicMaster Pro but who don’t need all the fancy scheduling tools and exports. You can use MusicMaster LT to manage one station’s library, clocks and scheduling needs. You’ll also be able to export to your automation system. For the budget-minded broadcaster, this version can be purchased for a one-time price.

mm_peMusicMaster Personal Edition is our other new product designed for the individual or hobbyist. If you know someone who tinkers at home with an Internet stream (perhaps even you?), recommend MusicMaster PE to them. We’ve even included a player with this package so someone can input their songs and be listening to it quickly. Of course the individual doesn’t need most of the scheduling tools broadcasters rely on, so by limiting those items, we’re able to offer MusicMaster PE at a very reasonable purchase price.

Broadcast Asia posted on March 27th, 2014

bcaCome and visit us at Broadcast Asia in Singapore on June 17-21 at Stand 5K2-02 where Joe and Rainer will be there to have a chat with you and show you the latest version of MusicMaster!

K-104 Dallas Genius Day Workshop posted on March 24th, 2014

Service Broadcasting Corporation in Dallas, TX hosted Joe Knapp and Jesus Rodriguez on Wednesday, March 19th for a MusicMaster Genius Day workshop.

We don’t know who was more excited between Jesus and the client. We all have that one heritage station that we grew up listening to in our hometowns. The station that influenced our passion for great radio that got us to consider broadcasting as a career. Jesus is a Dallas native and K104 was one of those stations. That being said, for Jesus, the opportunity to consult this client at the legendary studios surpassed any childhood dream of working in those studios as a DJ. It’s not everyday you can say that you are a scheduling consultant for the radio station that raised you.

We discussed every aspect of the software. Joe Knapp blew everyone’s mind with some auto burning tricks to keep a steady history graph for stations with a lot of mix shows. Joe and Jesus said the travel accommodations from gate to gate were amazing, which is easy to say when you live down the street from the client and get to drive your own car!

We would like to thank KKDA-FM/K104 PD George Cook, Operations Manager Michael Erickson, KRNB-FM 105.7 PD Kevin Gardner, and their team for coordinating the day with us.

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MusicMaster President and CEO Joe Knapp, KKDA-FM/K104 PD George Cook, and MusicMaster Representative Jesus Rodriguez

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MusicMaster Representative Jesus Rodriguez, KRNB-FM 105.7 PD Kevin Gardner, and MusicMaster President and CEO Joe Knapp

Cabsat 2014 posted on March 20th, 2014

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We had a great few days at the Cabsat show in Dubai last month. Besides some great looking but dangerous fog and a sand storm, everything went very smooth. Thanks to all the visitors, friends and clients who stopped by at the booth. We will see you all there again in 2015. Here a few impressions of the show:

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We shared a very pretty booth with our partner company AVC

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Rainer from ON AIR and Abdul of Suno Radio, one of our clients in Dubai

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Elliot from AVC Dehli, our partner company in India, showing the latest version of MusicMaster

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Rainer from ON AIR speaking with Enco owner Gene Novacek

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And of course a nice crew dinner with our long time client and friend Mehirr of Audio Republic Dubai…

Radiodays Europe 2014 in Dublin posted on March 20th, 2014

Justus Fischer from ON AIR is going to attend Europe’s biggest radio industry event on March 23-25. We are sure it’s going to be an exciting show again. This year’s list of speakers and panelists reads like the “who’s who” of the international radio business. Check out more details and the program at the event’s website, and feel free to contact Justus during a coffee break for a brief update on MusicMaster’s upcoming line of new versions!

Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference Recap posted on March 19th, 2014

MusicMaster’s Aaron Taylor and Shane Finch recently attended The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC) in Lansing, Michigan. GLBC is the Midwest’s premier educational and networking conference for radio, television and media professionals.

Ken Frommert and Dave Turner from our vendor partners Enco at our shared booth space at the Great Lakes Radio Conference in Lansing, Michigan  speaking to visitorsMusicMaster joined forces with Dave Turner and Ken Frommert of automation partner ENCO (pictured above) for two snowy Michigan days of displays and demonstrations.

Hundreds attended The Lansing Center for incredible learning opportunities, including the cutting edge session “Radio in an Audio World” by Sean Ross of Edison Research, and a tasty lunch presentation “Growing Media” with Kevin Gage of the NAB.

Shane Finch from MusicMaster and Art Vuolo Radio's Best Friend discuss the sessions at the Great Lakes Broadcast Conference in Lansing, Michigan (1)It’s always great to see old Michigan friends like Professor Dick Kernan of Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, Art Vuolo “Radio’s Best Friend” (pictured above with Shane Finch), WEMU PD Patrick Campion, and many others.

MusicMaster client MacDonald Broadcasting Operations Manager Scott Loomise with Aaron Taylor from MusicMaster on a visit to their facility in Lansing, Michigan March 11Aaron and Shane stopped by Lansing’s famous bakery “Sugar Shack“, snatched a few dozen freshly baked cookies, and made a sneak attack on MusicMaster client Scott Loomis of MacDonald Broadcasting (pictured above with Aaron).

Aaron Taylor and Shane Finch from MusicMaster causing trouble in the studio with MacDonald Broadcasting Program Director (and MusicMaster client) Don BlackWhile touring the radio studios, Aaron and Shane attempted to commandeer Power 96.5 away from PD Don Black (above). Black successfully fought off the attack and lives to thrill radio listeners another day!