New From the MusicMaster Blog
by Jesus Rodriguez - As you probably already know MusicMaster is the most customizable scheduling software in the industry. Whether it’s a particular layout design, specific additional fields, print designs, multi user personalization, you name it!
In this blog I’d like you to think out side the box and about how else you can use MusicMaster in your everyday life whether it’s for your day-to-day work or other things.
You may not know but during my down time I take part in a series of mix shows that range in a variety of formats from CHR, Country, Urban, Rock/Alternative, Latin, Classic Rock, and more. Trying to keep an inventory check of all of my music and music videos by simply searching my hard drive of over 25 years of doing this can be a nightmare especially when I need to find specific items that fit specific stations or events. Shown below you see a screen shot of some of my music inventory. I used a yes/no field that allows me to select the items I think would be good for a bar/club, live gig, etc. I took it a step further to keep track if I have the music video for the song because yup you guessed I love mixing music videos to be more interactive at my gigs. You also use an attribute field to do the same thing.
by Paul Ziino - I’ve been working with a new customer lately. The programmers at these stations like to schedule in passes. First pass they schedule all the currents, then edit and review. Second pass they schedule their recurrents, then edit and review. Third pass is the rest of their music, then edit and review. And their fourth pass is of all the non-music categories.
To make this easier, we built Category Groups. This is done via Dataset/Library/Categories, then click Groups and New. Name the group (Pass 1), check the categories to be included in that first pass and click OK. Create another new group (Pass 2), and so on. No need to create a category group for the non-music categories—that one is built-in.