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Log Reconciliation posted on December 13th, 2021

By Brian Wheeler

Are you taking advantage of our log reconciliation feature?

There are several benefits to reconciling logs. Your actual music histories are updated according to what happened on-air. If you dropped a song, the history is removed from that song for that play. If you added a song, the history is added. If a song was moved within an hour, your aired time now reflects the true time the song played. Not only is this handy for future scheduling sessions, but when your reporting agencies like ASCAP, BMI, SoundExchange, and the CRTC come knocking for reports, you can provide the reports with confidence and ease.

So how does it work? First of all, if you’re using one of the automation systems that has an enhanced Nexus interface with MusicMaster, you may already have automatic real-time reconciliation between MusicMaster and your playout system. To learn more about Nexus-enhanced systems and features, click here (Link:

However, even if you are using a system that doesn’t have Nexus integration, the process is still very simple. When you run Reconciliation in MusicMaster, you get an easy-to-read report that shows you exactly what was added, deleted or changed in the schedule dates you choose to reconcile.


Making Life Better Through Nexus posted on May 20th, 2013

By Drew Bennett

Did you know you can streamline a lot of your workflow between MusicMaster and your automation system? Haven’t you always dreamed of the automation system and the scheduling database talking to one another? How about adding and dropping songs in real time or adding the song to your music scheduler the instant you record it into your automation system? These things can happen for you today and you may have everything you need right now. All you need is a MusicMaster license, a ‘Nexus-Ready’ automation system (Wide Orbit, Enco, Media Touch, etc.), the Nexus Server and your MusicMaster database. Today, we’ll cover some of the great new features you can take advantage of with Nexus and your automation system. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions posted on January 30th, 2012

By Aaron Taylor

So, here it is…The end of the first month of the year.
How are those New Year’s resolutions working out for you? Even if many (or all of them) have fallen by the wayside at this point, the way I look at it, it’s still not too late. Here is one completely achievable New Year’s goal, resolve to more fully utilize one of the most important tools in your programming arsenal…MusicMaster!

Perhaps you’ve seen or heard about some of the features and functionality I’ll touch upon here, but either you’ve never had the time (or the knowledge) to put them into practice or maybe you weren’t even aware they existed. Let’s resolve to change that today. (more…)

Reconciliation Tip: “We don’t play that anymore, so why did it reconcile back into the logs?” posted on April 27th, 2010

By Marianne Burkett

MusicMaster has a fantastic feature called Automatic Reconciliation. Once we set it up for you – it will look at your Automation System logs and reconcile that information back into your MusicMaster logs. This is an especially helpful feature if your announcers have the freedom to drop, juggle or change out the songs they play – or if you over schedule your hours in MusicMaster. Occasionally, I’ll get a call from a client who says – “We don’t play this song anymore, but after we run reconciliation – it adds it to the log”. (more…)

Setting Up Reconciliation With Your Automation System posted on January 6th, 2010

Are you reconciling your logs?

You likely already have (or had used in the past) some method to keep track of what songs were actually aired on your station that weren’t initially accounted for when you scheduled the music logs. (more…)