2016 Music-Scheduling… Get Prepared

The new year is just around the corner. It’s time to prepare for 2016 by making sure our music-scheduling databases are in tip-top condition. Start by clearing out old unused items to allow for a more efficient scheduling database. In this blog we’ll cover areas you’ll need to focus on to help improve the overall music flow and provide for a more dynamic scheduled day of music when creating that all important music log file. 2016

First take a look at the hold music category. It’s the place where most programmers move songs to rest for a period of time or to remove songs from their active category rotations. Now is great time to retrieve your hold category, sort all songs alphabetically by artist name, and begin to tag the songs with low music test scores that will no longer schedule for play in the future. Once you’ve compiled the list of these song titles delete them from your database library.

The next area of concern is the clocks section. Review each clock and first locate all the unused ones. Most software apps will not allow users to delete a clock that is assigned to a clock assignment grid. You must first review all clock assignment grids, remove the clocks that are no longer valid, and then you’ll be able to delete the clocks for your database.

Finally search for areas within your database library and cleanup all dated material that you’ll no longer use in 2016. Check for old saved browse lists of songs, weekend specials, and twofer or theme scheduled features. It’s also a good idea to review some basics including the list of all artist and group names along with the proper activation of the rules that you have employed to protect them. You’ll be surprised at the number of duplicate and misspelled artist names you will find in your library. For more information on precise music-scheduling and improved time management call the professionals at Earl Boston Inc.