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Category Archives: Rule Violations

Tempo Rule Problem

M1 is so consistent with its song rotations because it doesn’t ever ignore any of your set Clock rules. Rather, it bird-dogs problems, pointing them out for you to make the important editing choices. As a Music 1 user, you know this is smooth and efficient.  But it is quite easy to set formatting rules that conflict with the reality of the library content. For example, if a station’s library is 30% Female songs, the station schedules 14 songs an hour and the station has Clock rules that prevent more than 3 Female songs in an hour, then the music director will immediately encounter scheduling/editing “stops” with a bunch of Female songs backed up with no places to put them. Here’s an example of that kind of thing happening with Tempo.

 

Rule Violation: Song Prev Day

This rule prevents songs from being scheduled on successive days in or near the same time slot. This rule is usually only needed for the categories that have their songs getting repeat plays every day and especially those categories that have their songs being repeated multiple times each day.   Continue Reading

Products and Product Rules

Products are like “artists” for Non-music units. You can tell M1 to separate units with the same Product. They can be used like this: Say you have several PSA’s that are about fund-raising; you have a PSA for the Red Cross asking for donations, you have another for a Homeless shelter and another for a… Continue Reading