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MusicMaster Visits Harvard Broadcasting/Saskatchewan posted on June 11th, 2014

After a warm welcome by Harvard General Manager, Jason Huschi, and a wonderful staff, the MusicMaster Genius Day team now knows why the Regina city slogan is, “I Love Regina”.

harvard_sas1Ten excellent music programmers gathered Monday, May 12 for a day of tips and tricks with MusicMaster President, Joe Knapp.

harvard_sas2Harvard stations represented were 96.3 CRUZ-FM of Saskatoon, GX94 and Fox-FM of Yorkton; and The Wolf 104.9 and My92.1 of Regina.

Harvard advanced their expertise of MusicMaster products, and MusicMaster gained some expertise about CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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MusicMaster President, Joe Knapp with Harvard/Regina GM, Jason Huschi

Tuesday, May 13 was a special day for all involved at the palatial Harvard of Edmonton Broadcast Center.

Radio Interactive International Radio Summit posted on June 10th, 2014

MusicMaster 2020 Vision – Music Scheduling Innovations for the Future

MusicMaster Team Worldwide joined hundreds of broadcast professionals at the annual Radio Interactive International Radio Summit May 7-8 in Toronto, Ontario.

MusicMaster President, Joe Knapp, along with VP/CTO, Scott Wirt, and a contingent of our scheduling experts participated in various panels and presentations during the event.

cmw1On Wednesday, May 7, Sales Coordinator, Drew Bennett (above) joined Joe and Scott to reveal new versions of our World Class Software during the MusicMaster 2020 Vision – Music Scheduling Innovations for the Future presentation. Drew shared details about MusicMaster Professional (PRO), MusicMaster Limited Edition (LT), MusicMaster Personal Edition (PE), and MusicMaster Client Server (CS).

The Radio Consultants’ Roundtable

On Thursday, May 8, MusicMaster mastermind, Joe Knapp (below) sat with a prestigious group during The Radio Consultants’ Roundtable to share insight about radio’s future. Hundreds of attendees crammed the presentation hall vying to spend a few minutes in a small group conversation with Joe.

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Other industry panelists included Clive Dickens, Dir Digital & Innovation, Southern Cross Austereo; Fred Jacobs, President, Jacobs Media; Helene Plouffe, Radio Programming Monitoring Analyst, CRTC; Jeff Vidler, President, Audience Insights; Jeff McHugh, Consultant, The Randy Lane Co.; Liz Janik, President, Media Mix Inc.; Lynn Asselin, Sr. Radio Analyst, CRTC; Raj Shoan, CRTC Commissioner; Rich Elwood, President, A Funny Thing Productions; Steve Reynolds, President, The Reynolds Group; Warren Kurtzman, President & COO, Coleman Insights.

CMW Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the CMW Award Winners who use MusicMaster!

MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR MARKET
LYNCH – X929 (CFEX) – CALGARY
Harvard Broadcasting

MUSIC DIRECTOR SMALL MARKET
JEFF WINSKELL – SUN FM (CHSU) – KELOWNA
Bell Media

ON AIR TALENT OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET
ROGER DARREN & MARILYN – CHUM FM – TORONTO
Bell Media

ON AIR TALENT SECONDARY MARKET
TUCKER & SARAH – 97.5 VIRGIN RADIO (CIQM) – LONDON
Bell Media

PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR MARKET
AL FORD – SONIC 102.9 (CHDI) – EDMONTON
Rogers

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY MARKET
WENDY DUFF – CHYM FM – KITCHENER
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NewCap Q&A

newcap1During CMW this year, MusicMaster’s President Joe Knapp had the chance to meet with NewCap programmers from across the country (shown above). It was a great Q&A session held at the Hard Rock in downtown Toronto.
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Malcolm Sinclair, Steve Jones, Joe Knapp, and Melanie Ross

Facebook Shout Out Contest posted on June 9th, 2014

TelephoneRadio stations have always run contests and given away prizes to lucky listeners. But who runs a contest for the radio stations? We do! Introducing the MusicMaster Facebook Shout-Out challenge!

It’s simple and fun, and a great way to show off your awesome talents and accomplishments to thousands of music programmers all around the world. Just post a story about your station on the MusicMaster Facebook page along with a picture or video. Each month, we will select the one with the most Likes as the winner!

The prizes will vary from month-to-month, but there will always be something cool and unique. This month we’re giving away a free copy of MusicMaster Personal Edition worth $295. Use it to start your own Internet radio station, or just to put together great music mixes for your home or parties. So get MusicMaster on your Speed Dial and be ready for your chance to win!

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MusicMaster and Cox Media Group posted on June 5th, 2014

coxmediafloridaMusicMaster’s Marianne Burkett joins Jason Singleterry from Wide Orbit to meet with Cox Media Group’s Florida engineers to go through the process of switching from Maestro to Wide Orbit.

MusicMaster Names New Music Scheduling Consultant posted on May 21st, 2014

Software Giant Strengthens Sales and Support Departments

Brookfield, WIMusicMaster announced today that radio programming veteran, Jerry Butler, has joined the team to enhance sales and support.

Attachment-1Butler comes with a wealth of over 25 years of experience within the radio and media industry, having most recently programmed WRUF-FM, WRUF-AM, WRUF-TV, WUFT-FM, and WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Florida.

Jerry joins as a Music Scheduling Consultant to complement the ongoing international growth of MusicMaster’s extensive catalog of music scheduling software. Butler will assume his new duties June 5, 2014.

President, Joe Knapp, adds, “With the blessing of a rapidly-expanding and highly successful business comes the wonderful problem of being under-staffed. The trick is finding people who will fit perfectly into the team and hit the ground running. We are very fortunate to have found Jerry Butler. His passion and enthusiasm will fit right in here. Before long, I expect he will be part of the reason for our next round of expansion!”

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.

For more information, contact:
Shane Finch
Director of Sales and Support
(352) 812-3727
Shane.Finch@a-ware.com

Genius Day Savannah posted on May 13th, 2014

l&lThe MusicMaster road show continued this month when the lovely and talented Marianne Burkett, along with Joe Knapp tagging along, paid a call on our friends at L&L Broadcasting in historic Savannah, Georgia. With the song Georgia On My Mind firmly stuck in our heads the whole time, this MusicMaster Genius Day Workshop was jam packed with helpful hints and deep tips and tricks. Our gracious hosts, Allison (Zoey), Ryan, Tim, Tony, and Gabe taught us all about southern hospitality while we taught them a few things about MusicMaster. How cool is that? We LOVE live and local radio, which is why we’re so fond of these particular radio stations. Check out their Facebook page here.

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Marianne Burkett, TC Michaels, Gabe Reynolds, Ryan Koch, Zoey Acker, Tony Bristol, and Joe Knapp

MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 posted on May 11th, 2014

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The MusicMaster family is growing constantly all over the world. To meet as many of our Clients as possible, we decided to go on the MusicMaster Get Together Tour. We will kick it off with a 11 city tour through Europe in May and June.

Joe Knapp, President of A-Ware software and the European partners will be there to give you some insight of what is happening on the MusicMaster development side as well as on the exciting plans for the future.

But the main reason for the tour is to meet and share a nice evening with you, with some drinks and snacks and lots of good conversations.

We all are looking forward to this tour very much and hope to see as many members of the MusicMaster family as possible.

  • May 22: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Berlin, Germany
  • May 26: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Brussels, Belgium
  • May 27: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Paris, France
  • May 28: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Madrid, Spain
  • May 29: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Barcelona, Spain
  • June 2: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Cologne, Germany
  • June 3: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Munich, Germany
  • June 4: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Vienna, Austria
  • June 5: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Zürich, Switzerland
  • June 6: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Milano , Italy
  • June 10: MusicMaster Get Together Tour 2014 – Amsterdam, Holland

If you plan to attend, please register at http://register.onair.de or send a email to office@onair.de.

See you all soon!

RAIN Summit West Recap posted on May 10th, 2014

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MusicMaster President, Joe Knapp, gave a revealing presentation at RAIN Summit West, the premiere educational and networking conference for the online audio industry. While speaking at the April 6, 2014, Las Vegas event, Joe promoted the idea that personal Internet radio enthusiasts may become the ‘farm system’ for future broadcasting talent and explained how MusicMaster Personal Edition (PE) can help these hobbyists change the industry by giving them access to professional music rotation software for under $300.

Interested in learning more? Visit www.musicmaster.com or contact Joe directly at: joe@mmwin.com.

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Garry Wall, Joe Knapp, and John Gehron

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)