MusicMaster Makeover posted on October 5th, 2020
By Chris Malone
Commonly, you find answers to your deepest, most scientific questions through our MusicMaster blogs and videos, but in a business full of creative souls sometimes we need to express our artistic side or at the very least put a fresh coat of paint on our database. There are a few ways you can makeover the look and feel of your MusicMaster. If you aren’t aware here are four quick and easy styling options:
Category Color Wizard:
It’s not uncommon to see a library with a multitude of categories. Colorizing those categories helps in the identification of the category across several areas over MusicMaster (including, but not limited to Clocks and Schedule Editor). You can choose from a pre-made palette of category color scheme by going to Dataset, Library, Categories. You can adjust colors by clicking on the ‘Colors’ tab and this box will appear. You can choose from any color template and apply it to music categories only, non-music categories, or both. In this example, I have the Color Palette set to blue and I can see a sample list of how my music and non-music categories will look.
2. Dataset Identification:
You may wonder how some stations get their logo in the background when you first open MusicMaster. It’s easy to setup this under Tools, Options, Dataset Identification. You can assign gradient colors as your wallpaper, your station’s logo, or a combination of both. To display your station logo as wallpaper, you’ll need to indicate the path of the logo file and press Apply. Here’s how it’s setup:
3. Theme/Display Options:
You can apply an overall color theme to MusicMaster, which will instantly give you a fresh new feeling every time you open your database compared to the standard Windows OS colors. To select and view our theme templates, simply go to Tools, Options, and Theme/Display Options. The theme applied to this example, is called “Back In Black”, which looks so cool and sleek.
4. Category slot/song count
Often we’ll get a station client with song count problems inside a category. Some Program Directors know for a fact they should be at five songs in Power Current, seven songs in Medium Currents, etc. in order to achieve the perfect rotations they desire. There’s an easy way to include category song count or slot count in your InfoBar to eliminate the need to guess or physically open the category. To turn on this function go to Tool, Options, Library Editor Options. From there you will see InfoBar Options where you can select Song or Slot Count from the drop down menu.
Have some fun giving yourself a MusicMaster makeover, you’ll be instantly impressed! If you need any help, feel free to reach out to your MusicMaster Music Scheduling Consultant.