New From the MusicMaster Blog
by Marianne Burkett - One of the most common support calls I’ll get with a new user is a sudden issue with Artist separation. There is a difference between the Artist field and the Artist Keyword field in MusicMaster. The Artist field is used to describe the artist or artists that are on a song, all in one line. This field is not typically tested in the rules. As an example, I will use a group of established rock artists that gathered in the late 80s and recorded a few albums together: The Traveling Wilburys. Among the members of the band were Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. In the Artist field on a Traveling Wilburys song, you’d likely just put “Traveling Wilburys” or your paper log and on-screen display in automation would read like a novel. However, the Artist Keyword field would have multiple entries on different lines as shown in the illustration:
by Drew Bennett - Today, it’s tough to juggle everything you need to juggle at the station. Even the music department can be something you explore to find ways of saving time. One of those ways is to build reports and run them against a log you scheduled to make sure everything looks good before sending it on to automation. In today’s tip, I’m going to talk about the reports you should run before sending any music log to air.