Attributes: Make Sure They Match
Leaving aside Christmas for a moment, let's also talk about Artist protection. TuneStacker would consider all of the following to be completely different artists: Get these all the time! Write to us and we'll add you to our weekly e-mail tiplist.
When you create your program logs in TuneStacker, you can protect your songs against being played more often than you desire, using a variety of different "attributes" (categories). For example, you can protect against the same Title showing up more often than every 300 songs, the same Artist within 100 songs, etc.
There's something to keep in mind though. TuneStacker is not a person, and it can't make the same kinds of judgment calls you and I can make. During the Christmas season, it's common to have many songs with the same title, and often there are differences in the way the titles are expressed. For example...
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Silent Night, Holy Night
The Christmas Song
Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire
O Christmas Tree
Here's a nice way to resolve this issue...it assumes you have marked the Comment or Genre of the songs with the word, "Christmas."
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Gladys Night and the Pips
Gladys Knight & the Pips
A similar search to the one listed above can by used to find all the songs containing "Gladys" in the Artist attribute, and you can then go in and mend the differences. If you're dealing with a huge list; for example, if you're a blues station and you have 50 or more songs by BB King, just do a search, select them all, and drag and drop them into the Army Knife program. Put a checkmark next to just the Artist category and type in the name of the artist as you want it to appear, and click Apply.
Leaving aside Christmas for a moment, let's also talk about Artist protection. TuneStacker would consider all of the following to be completely different artists:
Get these all the time! Write to us and we'll add you to our weekly e-mail tiplist.