Music 1 Update Details

Updates apply primarily to the Professional Edition and to the Traffecta traffic/billing module within it. Music 1 SE is built same source code, so we build and post a new SE each time the pro version is updated in order to keep the revision numbers in sync for the two. Since SE does not have the advanced functions of Pro few updates are necessary or important for SE users. We do advise all to not get too far behind in the version/revision number you currently are using. Open M1’s ‘about’ menu to see it.

To download the latest update, open the Upgrade link above and select the version you need.

Revision 622 – Released 12.5.18
–Two new commands added for PlayoutONE; these to allow for the insertion of automated Time and Temperature announcements. They are “ANNOUNCE TIME” and “ANNOUNCE TEMP” and are on the list of Command types for the Clock Item properties.
–Updated the .csv import to better handle UTF-8 files.
–Repair to the SoundExchange report generator that had been affected by another recent code update.
–M1 will now import multiple non-music tracks with same Title, provided they each have a uinique UID/cart number.  This is for stations that may have, four example, five jingles and the title of each is only:  Jingle   In the past, each unit had to have a unique title (Jingle 1, Jingle 2, etc).

Revision 616 – Release 10.10.18
–This is an important one for stations using the PlayoutONE automation system. There are a number of internal connections that have been updated to better move track meta-data from one database to another.  IMPORTANT:  This one works only with PlayoutONE 3.26 or later.
–There is a minor update in the playlist file Music 1 creates for the Enco DadPro automation system. If your M1/Dadpro is performing just fine, no great need to get this. The update adds a little code field that tells Dadpro to segue non-music units with cross-fades (playing over the intro and fade of songs).

Revision 598 – Release 8.13.18
–The playlist Music 1 creates for the Simian automation system now includes the category names of the non-music elements. Earlier version did that for only the music categories.  With the category names in the playlist, Simian can then be color-coded to your display preferences.

Revision 597 – Release 8.8.18
–This one is important for users of the automation system:  PlayoutONE.  We found and fixed a bug that could, in some cases, cause M1 to create duplicates of some Category names in the P1 database.

Revision 588 – Release 6.12.18
–The SoundExchange report that is hard-wired into M1 was including some non-music units in the report that shouldn’t be there. It caused one station’s report to be rejected.  Now repaired.

Revision 586 – Release 6.4.18
–When one single hour (or a few of them) in a finished schedule need to be redone, this update preserves the Log Notes that may have been manually added to all of the other hours. It also preserves the spots (and manual editing fo them) that have been already scheduled (by Traffecta) in the other hours.
–The SE version was not remembering the chosen “types” for import from P1.

Revision 566 – Release 2.9.18
–We’ve made some updates for stations using the PlayoutONE automation system who want to do their scheduling from a laptop or other computer that isn’t connected directly to the PlayoutONE .  Now, when the station library.m1 file is opened on the laptop, it won’t continue to call for the P1 database during a work session. And, song cards can be manually added whereas in normal ‘connected’ use, all Song Cards are created by P1 and automatically imported into M1.
–Harmony automation/playout system added to the list.  This is a customized version of PlayoutONE created with and for Synchronicity.co the digital distribution, ad insertion technology company.

Revision 556 – Release 12.17.17
–It’s about 10 times faster when starting a schedule or opening the editor for a track. Talking fractions of seconds here, if your library is small, you may not notice; but it’s quicker.
–There was a fix for an infrequent crash that happened during schedule on a very large database. We’re talking 30,000+ tracks there.

Revision 554 – Release 12.5.17
–SoundExchange’s new emphasis is on reports that include Total Performances, something only the stream host is capable of monitoring and tabulating. CentovaCast does that and can provide an as-played log file that includes the total performances and the ISRC, but they apparently can’t deliver a SoundExchange-compliant royalty report. So, what we’ve done is built into M1 a function that will read that CentovaCast report, merge it with our data and then deliver our regular report but now including the ISRC.
–Several updates and minor bug fixes in Traffecta. A station asked to have a requirement that every spot break have at least one unit in it. Now, if a break is not filled with a regular paid spot, Traffecta can be directed to put in one unit from a filler category.

Revision 550 – Release 11.28.17
–M1 now delivers song ISRC data to PlayoutONE
-Daylight Saving Time function added to SE
-Several updates to Traffecta functions.

Revision 531 – Release 10.3.17
–some recent work in database structure had m1 loading much more slowly than it previously had. this was particularly noticeable with libraries over 4-5000 songs. we put a little more grease into it now.
–there’s now a specific action built in to handle the bi-annual DST jumps and dumps of an hour for the PlayoutONE system.
–a glitch was detected and repaired that would result in the read-only backup file not being deleted at the end of a scheduling session as it should have been.
–Traffecta now allows ‘bonus spots’ to be added to the original order; no need to enter a second order to get bonus adverts scheduled.

Revision 509 – Release 7.6.17
-added custom playlist output for TuneTracker playout system.
-additional tweaks for the Traffecta/PlayoutONE break-matching commands. P1 can expand or compress the runtime of breaks; like if a network break is set for :60 seconds, but the scheduled advert content runs only :58 seconds, then P1 will stretch it to :60.  This could potentially create a problem with other stations in the network where M1 is directed to “match” the break content for the local broadcast because it references the “scheduled” length (:58),  With this update, M1 has wiggle-room that will allow the local station’s schedule to fill with proper matching content that does not have to be exactly, precise to the millisecond, thus can schedule without being stifled by slight differences in content length; the ‘network’ content length and the ‘local’ station break content length.

Revision 497 – Release 5.31.17
-New Traffecta functions for spot break balancing for P1 network stations. PlayoutONE can stretch or compress the total length of advert break content so it matches the content of other stations’ breaks in the network.
-Repaired a glitch that sometimes caused an Artist to also be registered as a Product

Revision 485 – Release 4.19.17
-New code added to the Traffecta auto-fill function. In previous versions, Traffecta was set to auto-fill with the least-number of spots. So, if a local break needed to fill 30 seconds, it would be filled with one :30 rather than two :15’s. This lead to the underplay of the :10 and :15 second adverts that would also be available for fill. The new code has Traffecta looking to select the “most rested” of the spots in the fill pool.

Revision 471 – Release 2.27.17
-Traffecta Fix: Product separation within a break wasn’t working correctly; two adverts with the same Product  (like:  auto sales, hardware, insurance, etc.) were being prevented from scheduling in the same break, even if the user had OK’d two of the type in a break provided they were separated by an item of another type.
-Traffecta Fix: A fix in printed reports, receivables and statements. A second line of an item was being repeat-printed as a second line of other items in the report.

Revision 446 – Release 1.23.17
-updated the Import-From-PlayoutONE function to enable user to prevent M1 from importing certain types of audio file records. best example:  daily voice tracks that are added to P1. Those go into the PlayoutONE database but there is no need for them to be imported into M1 as they are one-use and will not air again. you may now custom-name/define other ”types’ in P1 and then tell M1 to not import them.

Revision 446 – Release 11.30.16
-added reconcile function for the Zenon automation/playout system.
-updated the playlist file M1 creates for the Myriad automation/playout system.
-extended Track Plays report to non-music items. You can now select an individual track and get a text file listing of the date + play time for a date-range of your choosing.

Revision 427 – Release 10.4.16
-a minor modification to M1’s log file for the Myriad automation system. formerly, M1 allowed Myriad to auto-detect audio types. now, in the first column of the Myriad log file, M1 puts an S for Song, L for non-music units and A for Adverts.

Revision 425 – Release 9.15.16
-expanded and updated the NPR SoundExchange report function.

Revision 412 – Release 7.13.16
-Traffecta sales projection reporting has been updated.
-Traffecta receivables is now improved for future predictions.

Revision 389 – Released 1.30.16
-Update Cart function added to the P1 format within M1, making it easier to import scheduling data from another music scheduler into M1, keeping all of the song categories and song characteristics and then merging the P1 UID numbers onto the song cards in M1.
-correction for the reconcile function for iMediaTouch users.
-added a quick function to replace either the File data with the Cart field data, or vice/versa
-added function to mass change the drive\path in the Cart and File fields

Revision 361 – Released 7.6.15
–added to Traffecta, a function to print ad copy, a copy-sheet for live announcer reads and to have these copy sheets print on individual pages at the time the daily log/schedule is printed.  To enable this, go to the Log Formats screen and select the option in the Style set up to Print Copy Sheet.

Revision 352 – Release 5.20.15
-added a system-specific playlist output for mAirList playout system.