Issue #75 posted on February 1st, 2012
Welcome to MusicMaster
88 Jamz/WHMH-FM – Turks and Caicos
KGLK-FM, KKBQ-FM, KTHT-FM – Houston, TX
KXBT-FM – Austin, TX
KZFW-FM – Dallas, TX
WPLZ-FM – Chattanooga, TN
The Reach FM Radio Network – Newark, DE
Radio Eins – Potsdam, Germany
Radio Fritz – Potsdam, Germany
Antenne Brandenburg – Potsdam, Germany
Liferadio Tirol – Innsbruck, Austria
Media-plan – Zagreb, Croatia
DRadio Wissen – Cologne, Germany
Antenne Thüringen – Weimar, Germany
Top40 – Weimar, Germany
NAB Show 2012
MusicMaster is making plans for the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 14-18th. Our North American and International team will be there and would welcome the opportunity to spend a few minutes with you. If you would like a FREE VIP pass to the exhibit hall space, we would love to have you as our guest. Simply fill out the registration form and use the MusicMaster promo code LV2730. You’ll find us in the Central Hall, Booth #1131, near the west-side entrance.
Canadian Music Week
This year during Canadian Music Week, MusicMaster is pleased to host a Genius Workshop. Keith Hill will be doing a three-hour presentation on Thursday, March 22nd from 8am to 11am at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West.
This event is free of charge, however space is limited. If you would like to attend, please contact Malcolm Sinclair at 905-665-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industry Event Calendar
If you are planning to attend any of these upcoming events let us know. We would love the opportunity to say hello, share a cup of coffee, or help with any questions you may be having.
- February 9: Media Solutions Lab – Scottsdale, AZ
- February 22-24: CRS 2011 – Nashville, TN
- February 26-March 1st: NRB Convention and Exposition – Nashville, TN
- March 9-16: SXSW – Austin, TX
- March 15-16: Radiodays Europe – Barcelona, Spain
- March 21-22: Hispanic Radio Conference – San Diego, CA
- March 21-25: Canadian Music Week – Toronto, ON
- April 14-19: NAB Show – Las Vegas, NV
- April 27-28: World Radio Summit – Los Angeles, CA
MusicMaster Pro-Team: Keith Hill
Keith Hill, The UnConsultant, has been successfully helping radio stations raise their ratings since 1992 when he teamed up with Moon Mullins of Pollack/Mullins Nashville as a consultant specializing in country. Keith now consults from his base in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and serves numerous formats, including 70s and adult contemporary as well as country, his specialty. Keith is well known as the world’s leading authority on music scheduling along with his well developed programming skills.
When asked what “UnConsultant” means, Keith replies, “I do it differently. I look at radio stations holistically, and all advice is custom. I never offer cookie cutter advice.” His client stations are consistent winners, frequently attaining the number one position in their market under his consultation. Keith has worked in radio for over 25 years and has held programming and operations positions at numerous stations including WMYI FM Greenville, SC where he brought the station from launch to number one in just two books. He has also successfully grown ratings at WOJY, Greensboro, NC; WKJY, Long Island, NY; WMID, Atlantic City, NJ; WMXN, Norfolk, VA; and, KHEY, El Paso, TX. Keith also was an air personality at the Legendary WFIL, Philadelphia as well as WXTU, Philadelphia and WYNY, New York. Keith holds a B.S. in TV/Radio and a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University. He and his wife Amy reside in Corolla, North Carolina.
Contact Keith Hill at (252) 453-8888 or email@example.com.
The MusicMaster Pro-Team is comprised of experienced broadcast consultants and programmers who are available to assist MusicMaster clients with programming advice. Their services are available under this cost effective program with no long term commitment required, and can be added to your existing software support plan. Information on each MusicMaster Pro-Team member is available below. If you would like to retain the services of one of the MusicMaster Pro-Team members or have questions about the specifics of the program contact Mark Bolke Vice President/COO at (651) 405-9119 or Mark@MusicMaster.com.
See the complete MusicMaster Pro-Team Roster.
Quick Tip: Category Groups
Category Groups are just what you’d expect, groups of categories. With MusicMaster, though, you get to determine which categories are included and how many groups you have. Go to Dataset, Library, Category and select Groups on the right side. When the box opens, you’ll be able to select New and create a new group. Check off as many categories as you like. Continue to make new groups as needed. You might consider making a group of your current categories or perhaps your gold or holiday music categories. Once you save, these groups will appear at the bottom of the InfoBar for one-click access to multiple categories at once.
Recent Feature Articles from the MusicMaster Blog
By Paul Ziino
So many programmers use a static clock where the same category plays at the same time in the hour. Wouldn’t it be great if you could vary it up while still maintaining control, adding an element of spontaneity to your station’s sound? The answer to this question is to use Migrating Clock Elements. (Read more.)
Automating Tasks in MusicMaster
By Drew Bennett
Fridays can be tough on a music director or program director because you’re scheduling multiple days to get your logs in for the weekend and the beginning of the next week. Just scheduling and editing on Friday alone can take hours. Maintaining good music logs from day to day can sap up a lot of your time especially if you schedule and edit logs by yourself and without the help of an assistant. I’ll bet you’ve wished for an assistant at least a couple of times a week. I have good news. There is a way to automate tasks in MusicMaster using some fancy files and Windows Scheduled Tasks. Together, they can help automate tasks within the database. It will be like having extra hands to get some of the work done. (Read more.)
Music Master of the Month
“Using MusicMaster makes it possible for me to schedule market specific elements for my morning show which is simulcast on two of our stations. Some days they broadcast from here, some days they broadcast from there…two locations, two different stations that don’t share the same music. Our own mini network made possible with the Export to Affiliates feature! I can’t imagine trying to do this without MusicMaster.”