Wednesday 12 June 2019

Getting started with Music Scheduling part 1 - your first playlist

Need to create hours of playlists for your off air output and don't have the time?
Want to quickly put together music for a show?

Our Music Scheduling software is much more then a simple shuffle feature – it can generate hours of playlists within minutes, with options to set spacing, rules and much more – your listeners will think your playlists where hand picked!

You don't need to spend hours or days adding tracks to a complicated database – our Music Scheduling software uses the track information stored within the audio files.

Download your free 30 day trial of Music Scheduling software, and get started creating playlists!

When you open the Music Scheduling software – you will see a screen similar to this one – to get started simply add tracks and click Create Playlist!

Step 1

From the top of the screen, add tracks that can be included in the playlist – either using the buttons or the folders.

Add as many tracks as you can, with different artists, etc. – these are the tracks that the software can choose from when creating your playlist.

You can also drag and drop folders – all tracks in that folder can then be considered for your playlist (e.g. rather then adding each track from your music folder, you could just add your music folder to the list of available tracks).

Step 2

Click the Create Playlist button – the software will then create your playlist!

If you see a message saying that there is not enough tracks to create your playlist, this could be due to not adding enough tracks in Step 1.

Step 3 – save your playlist!

Click the Save button in the bottom right-hand corner to save your playlist – playlists can be saved as Library Player Playout playlists, or M3U or PLS files which can be opened in many third party audio playing applications.

And that's it!

There are more options you can set for your playlist, including creating rules, identifying similar artists and track titles (e.g. so songs by Take That and Robbie Williams are considered the same artist and don't appear closer together), setting the sequence of spacing and changing the length of the playlist (plus other spacing options).

These features will be explored in future articles – although don't be afraid to experiment with these options yourself!

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss how the Music Scheduling software can help you save a significant amount of time creating playlists, contact Simon Pittman at: