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Streamlining Your Library Management with Library Sync: A Game-Changer for Ratings Success posted on May 15th, 2024

by Jerry Butler


In the world of radio programming, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. As program directors are now stretched thin managing multiple stations and formats, promotions, and corporate reports, time is a key element we are all short on. Programmers strive to maintain a fresh and appealing sound for their audience, but the process of managing a library can often be time-consuming and labor-intensive. However, with a properly formatted library sync, the task of refreshing your library just in time for ratings has been revolutionized. In this blog, we’ll explore how utilizing a library sync can streamline your workflow, saving time and effort while ensuring your programming is finely tuned for success.

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Efficient Import of Research Numbers, Music, and Imaging:

One of the key features of library sync is its ability to import various elements seamlessly into your library. Whether it’s the latest research numbers, your competition’s spin count, new music releases, or updated imaging, a well-configured sync can ensure that your library is always up-to-date with the latest content. This means no more manual data entry, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of errors.

Categorization Made Easy:

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For program directors tasked with organizing their library for ratings, categorization is crucial. Traditionally, this process could be arduous, requiring hours of manual sorting to ensure each songs are placed in the correct categories. However, with a library sync in place, categorization becomes a breeze. By creating a sync definition file that specifies how songs should be categorized based on various criteria such as genre, tempo, or mood, you can automate this process. The result? A meticulously organized library in a fraction of the time it would take to do manually.

Case Study: Transforming Workflow Efficiency

I worked with a program director who programmed multiple stations and formats. Before implementing a library sync, he spent days preparing his libraries for ratings. Running through reports from his consultant, sorting through hundreds of songs, updating metadata, and categorizing each track was a daunting task that consumed valuable time and resources. However, with the introduction of a library sync solution, this process was streamlined. By creating a sync definition file tailored to his specific needs, the program director was able to automate the process. What once took days to complete could now be accomplished in a matter of minutes, freeing up time to focus on other aspects of programming and ensuring the library was finely tuned for ratings success. So why spend days manually managing your library when you can accomplish the same tasks in minutes? Embrace the power of library sync and take your programming to new heights.

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If you want to import or update music, coding, imaging, research numbers, your competition’s spins, or just need a library refresh where all songs move to specific categories, your MusicMaster Scheduling Consultant can help you get a library synchronization file set up to streamline your process.

Some quick tips to make sure your synchronization works flawlessly:

  • Standardize your reports with the same columns and format.
  • Use a unique identifier – Cart Numbers work great as a unique identifier.
  • If no unique identifier is available, you can use the artist and title to match, but your MusicMaster data must match your source file exactly. Just make sure your Artist and Title match your research report, MediaBase report, or report from your consultant. This can be a bit of work the first time, but the reward is worth it.

Contact MusicMaster support today to get your library ready for ratings.