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Time-Saving Music Log Reports posted on June 5th, 2017

By Drew Bennett

Today, it’s tough to juggle everything you need to juggle at the station.  Even the music department can be something you explore to find ways of saving time.  One of those ways is to build reports and run them against a log you scheduled to make sure everything looks good before sending it on to automation.  In today’s tip, I’m going to talk about the reports you should run before sending any music log to air.


Custom Time Periods for Schedule Analysis and Special History Reports posted on January 30th, 2017

By Jesus Rodriguez

Recently clients have asked me if there was a way to make sure that they are always playing specific types of songs during certain parts of the day. As an example our friends to the North in Canada have to play a specific amount of Canadian content, some Latin countries face similar regulations, and other clients just want to make sure the hours aren’t leaning to urban, pop, rock, etc.

One great tool to help with this kind of stuff is the “Custom Time Period” which is found in Tools, Options, Database Options, then Custom Time Periods. Here you can set up to five different time periods that you can use for Schedule Analysis. These might also be used to calculate Special History reports.


CRTC Reports and How to Run Them posted on November 28th, 2016

By Drew Bennett


O Canada! Where pines and maples grow; Great Prairies spread and lordly rivers flow…and where 35%** of a broadcast hour’s musical content must be Canadian! Today, we’re going to look at CRTC (Self-Assessment) reports and how to get accurate information from MusicMaster when you need to keep track of CANCON.


The Relative Separation Analysis Special History Report posted on March 3rd, 2014

By Drew Bennett

Scroll through Special History Reports and you will see one you can use for just about any report you need to generate. Most of these reports are specially designed for certain agencies and offices to receive reports on music you play. Some of these reports, however, are more generic and these are designed for anyone to use. If you haven’t reviewed the Special History Report option lately, we’ve added to the gallery of report options in MusicMaster.  The newest report is Relative Separation Analysis. This report determines separation times on values in a field across to adjacent time periods and is a great way to track things like Song Titles and Artist Keywords and how they separate from day to day. (more…)

MusicMaster Spins Reports posted on July 1st, 2013

By Aaron Taylor

Whether it’s for your consultant, group program director, a record label or your own edification MusicMaster has a number of spins reports that are available for you to utilize. In this article, I will cover your choices and how to find them in the application, detail the options in each, and give you a sample view of the generated report. (more…)

Weekly Spins Report posted on June 3rd, 2013

By Paul Ziino

Do you need to see what your top 40 songs were last week?  There is a quick way to do this using the History Browser in MusicMaster.  Either go to Dataset/Analysis/History Browser, or click the History Browser icon in the Toolbar. (more…)

MusicMaster “Go To” Guide posted on March 11th, 2013

By Aaron Taylor

For this article, I thought I’d try to create a reference guide to some other common questions that seem to come up for us on an ongoing basis here at MusicMaster. My hope is that you’ll be able to utilize this as a “Go to Guide” the next time you have one of those “I know you showed me this once” types of questions. (more…)

An Introduction to Special History Reports posted on January 28th, 2013

By Drew Bennett

MusicMaster works closely with various organizations that require special reports to be generated from a music scheduler. Special History reports is the section of MusicMaster dedicated to generating specific reports for organizations around the world. You will find this section of MusicMaster by choosing Dataset, Analysis, Special History Reports. (more…)

Drawing a Blank with BMI/ASCAP Reports posted on March 19th, 2012

By Drew Bennett

One of the most common issues we hear about are clients who have been tasked with generating a BMI or ASCAP report and they can’t seem to find data in the log they generate. (more…)

Yeah… We’ve Got a MusicMaster Report For That posted on August 24th, 2010

We get calls and emails fairly often from clients asking us how to create a specific type of report. Perhaps it’s a report that the General Manager or consultant has asked for, or maybe it’s a report you need for reporting purposes to a record label, regulatory agencies, or just internal programming department research or verification.

Our intention in this article is to give a brief “roadmap” as to where in MusicMaster you can locate many of these frequently requested reports, and a brief overview of the options available.