Before you can do the first thing with Music 1, you have to get your library data imported into the M1 database. If you're switching from another music scheduler, you
may export your data from that one into a text file. If you're not using another music scheduler now, or if your present scheduler doesn't have a library export function, then your
automation/playout system may have such a function.
The file can be either a fixed-width (position dependent), a tab-delimited or a .csv (comma-separated) file.
Four data fields are
required; 1) Title, 2) Artist, 3) Length, 4) Cart number.
If you also export such fields as Tempo, Gender, Intro, Ending, Category, Album, Sound Code, etc, then M1 can import all that, as
well. Importing text files can be a little tricky. There are tutorial videos here showing how to get the data imported, but the easiest thing for you is to send your data file to the M1 office
and let us do it for you. It's a free service.
Internet Radio webcasters are usually using .mp3 files so it's quite easy to get data imported from those because mp3 files have "tags",
the meta-data that contains the Title, Artist, Length, drive\path\filename, Album and Genre. Mp3 tags also have fields for such things as bit rate, album art, file size and more, but those fields
aren't important to a music scheduler and it is of no concern if your mp3's have data in those fields.
If you are importing from mp3 tags, it is very important that your tags be examined
and corrected before you try to import into M1. So, do watch the videos about Tag Editing. There are tutorials about several methods of tag editing and some of the narration is repeated in all of the