Scheduling in Automatic vs. Interactive

Music 1 has two scheduling modes; Interactive and Automatic.

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

Play Number Explained In Detail

Here’s the puzzle: You want all the songs in a category to get the same number of spins. Sometimes you want to manually search-and-schedule a song, just drop it into the schedule somewhere because it’s the artist’s birthday or because you know it’ll sound good next to another song that you see on the scheduling… Continue reading Play Number Explained In Detail

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

Why Does M1 Stop As It Schedules?

M1 stops the scheduling run if it comes to a slot where all it’s choices at that moment would all violate one of your formatting rules. This seems odd to people at first, but it is operating precisely according to design, it is supposed to happen this way.  As the computer geeks often say, “it’s… Continue reading Why Does M1 Stop As It Schedules?

Song Search

While scheduling, I’d like to find some songs that were hits from ’81 to ’88. How do I do that?

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?

What’s the Easiest Way to Manually schedule some Artist “Drops”?

I’ve got some Artist Drops; voice tracks about specific artists that I want to drop into the schedule next to songs by Artists. How can I best do that? In the Professional Edition of Version 7, this type thing can be done automatically with the Links function. Since you’re using the SE version, here are… Continue reading What’s the Easiest Way to Manually schedule some Artist “Drops”?

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?