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Welcome to MusicMaster
MusicMaster welcomes Radio B2, Berlin, Germany to the MusicMaster family. Radio B2 is an oldies station that plays international and German Schlager oldies, a great mix. The music director Holger Wolgast was one of the first MusicMaster users in Germany in the early nineties and we are happy to have him back as a MusicMaster user, now on the Windows platform.
Jacobs Media Summit
MusicMaster was proud to sponsor the Jacobs Media Summit 16 at the Arbitron Client conference in Baltimore. Fred and Paul Jacobs assembled another informative afternoon of guests and topical discussion.
Jeff Anderson, Radio One’s Operations Manager in Richmond, Virginia, walked away with a new iPad 2 courtesy of MusicMaster. Merry Christmas, Jeff!
Spanish Speaking MusicMaster Support/Sales Wanted!
MusicMaster is expanding rapidly and in need of bilingual individuals who can provide sales and technical assistance in Spanish. U.S.-based, work from home, no relocation required! Must be a fluent speaker in both English and Spanish and capable of written translation. Previous music programming experience with scheduling and automation software preferred. Advanced computer aptitude helpful but not required. Cover letter, resume (including references), and salary requirements should be forwarded to Mark Bolke.
MusicMaster on Facebook and Twitter
We have a new Facebook page, and if you Like it or you’re following @MMWin on Twitter, you won’t miss a thing when it comes to the latest on MusciMaster. If Facebook or Twitter aren’t your thing, don’t forget you can still stay in the loop with our RSS feed.
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 21-22: Hispanic Radio Conference – San Diego, CA
- April 14-19: NAB Show – Las Vegas, NV
- April 27-28: World Radio Summit – Los Angeles, CA
MusicMaster Pro-Team: Alan Burns
Alan Burns & Associates helps radio stations increase ratings by providing custom strategies, music plans, morning show development, marketing/promotion ideas, and the training of your staff. We consult all forms of AC and CHR: from Mainstream, Soft, Modern, Gold AC and Hot AC, to Mainstream and Rhythmic CHR.
Company principals are founder Alan Burns, and Sr. VP Jeff Johnson who has been with AB&A since 1987.
Alan Burns & Associates is a small firm that specializes in precise custom strategies and close, personal attention to our limited client list. Our task is to help each client formulate – then execute – the one strategy that will result in success. We help radio stations increase ratings by providing custom strategies, music plans, morning show development, marketing/promotion ideas, and the training of your staff. We consult all forms of AC and CHR: from Mainstream, Soft, Modern, Gold AC and Hot AC, to Mainstream and Rhythmic CHR.
Alan Burns & Associates is proud to have helped hundreds of AC and CHR stations succeed in even the toughest of market circumstances. The result of our accumulated knowledge, experience, and skills is successful clients. A few of the radio stations we have helped win include great stations like Z100 New York, WBMX Boston, and WSHH Pittsburgh.
Contact Alan Burns at 251-980-7070 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: Selecting Clocks for Mass Changing
The clock Mass Changer is a great time-saver and here’s one more way to speed up your work when you want to just change the clocks on your active grid: On the Format Clock Maintenance window, chose the Select option, pick Assigned Clocks and then your active grid. These clocks should all now be checked off. When you select the Changer option, only these clocks will be affected. It’s a fast, easy way to update clocks on a specific grid.
Recent Feature Articles From the MusicMaster Blog
Song Highlight Filters in the Schedule Editor
by Paul Ziino
Too much slow music clumping together in the log? Too many female artists in one hour and not enough in the next? There’s a quick way to get a visual scan of any part of a log using Song Highlight Filters. (Read more.)
By Marianne Burkett
I have many clients who call and ask why their song rotations aren’t what they want. In most cases it is simply because the wrong rule is being used. So, which rules should you use? (Read more.)
Music Master of the Month
General Manager of Rogers Communications
Program Director of CJRX-FM
“I’ve been a big fan the MusicMaster for Windows system ever since our company, Rogers Broadcasting, decided to go with it for all our radio stations. We were moving from a competitors DOS based system and had a chance to look at multiple windows systems. MusicMaster has a great history on its ease of support for clients and aggressively improves the product frequently based on our feedback.
“What I like most about this system is the rule tree. It is so intuitive and flexible in its application. It simply seems limitless in its capabilities and very quick to apply. I love how I can come up with an idea on how to modify a rule and apply it on the fly and see the results within seconds.”