Rule Violation: Time

During a scheduling / editing session, you may sometimes encounter a violation alert that shows only a Time. On a log schedule, every music item will display in red font and in the Violations column they’ll all have the Time.  In the Selections list below the Schedule screen, songs will appear with a different Time… Continue reading Rule Violation: Time

Scheduling In Automatic Mode

As you know, Music 1 was designed for “manual” scheduling and editing. If you make your edits and choices AS the schedule is being run, you get much more consistent song rotations. The “edit after the schedule is done” system used by other music schedulers is the reason they continue to over-play some songs and… Continue reading Scheduling In Automatic Mode

My “Last Played” Data Isn’t The Same As the Song Rotation Chart

“When scheduling today, I noticed one of the songs in the selections list had a ‘last played’ date of the 15th of the month. But when I opened that song card and looked at the song’s rotation chart, it showed no play on the 15th. On the grid, the last play was the 10th?” You… Continue reading My “Last Played” Data Isn’t The Same As the Song Rotation Chart

Rule Violations – Artist Separation

I’ve Got Some Problems With Artist Separation

It seems I have this issue about every three days. M1 schedules all of my Album/Edge category with very few stops for rule violations, then on the third day I get to about 8pm and it is constantly stopping with artist separation violation flags.  And it shows me only a few choices.  The search depth… Continue reading I’ve Got Some Problems With Artist Separation

What does “Overplay” Mean?

Sometimes when I’m scheduling and do a song search, some of the songs show a violation flag as “Overplay”.  What does that mean? Two things can trigger this rule. First, it can mean the song with the flag is some number of plays ahead of the other songs in the category.  One of the fundamental… Continue reading What does “Overplay” Mean?

Why Doesn’t M1 Search the Entire Category to Find A Song That Won’t Violate One of My Formatting Rules?

We have a lot of violations in the categories with more songs (the last ones), and I can understand why, but I don’t understand one thing: why M1 only searches a song with no violations in the first 20 positions of the stack instead of searching in the whole category? …….because if it could search… Continue reading Why Doesn’t M1 Search the Entire Category to Find A Song That Won’t Violate One of My Formatting Rules?

Some Rules to Disengage in SE Version 7

On my finished schedule, every song is showing in red (violations) font. What does this mean?

Any songs that have been scheduled that are in violation of a formatting rule will display in RED font. If all of the songs on a scheduled clock show RED…then you most likely have a time setting in the Violations column. and it will be the same for every song. what this means is the… Continue reading On my finished schedule, every song is showing in red (violations) font. What does this mean?

How can I get M1 to schedule the whole day without stopping for rule violations?

To schedule in Automatic, load a schedule, open the menu  Rules>Enforcement…and you’ll see you can click to Automatic scheduling mode. Be aware, though, I don’t like the auto-schedule function because, of necessity, M1 will then be forced to schedule some slots with songs that violate some of your formatting rules.  Anything scheduled in violation of… Continue reading How can I get M1 to schedule the whole day without stopping for rule violations?