It’s Music Changes Day and you’re swapping out songs, debating what needs to be moved up to a Power or dropped altogether and more. Did you know that not only GSelector’s Category Changer is an efficient and easy tool to drag and drop music changes, but users can also customize their Category Changer to display helpful information? For this video, we’ll cover how to work within the Category Changer, identify helpful GSelector fields and talk about how to customize your Category Changer.
Found under Library | Category Changer, GSelector’s Category Changer is easy to use and quick to learn. Users can have up to 9 categories open at any time and use the dropdown to choose your desired category. Then, simply left click and drag your desired song into the new category, save and your song will update the song’s metadata. Don’t forget to use the F7 key to display or hide the History window for additional schedule history.
What about customizing your Category Changer experience? The Category Changer features its own Browse Format so that users can have station and user specific Browse Formats that are defaulted every time you open the Category Changer. You may notice that there are tons of metadata fields available within GSelector and some of them cater to specific areas of GSelector. For example, since you’re deciding on music changes, a programmer may want to know specific category history, like Date Added, Date Added (Weeks Since), Entered Category, Entered Category (Weeks Since) or Total Plays. These are extremely helpful to programmers who are making a tough music change decision where an additional piece of information can sway them into making the right choice.
Three additional examples, perhaps there’s a programming rule you and your team respect, like, “If a song has been in the category for 6 weeks, without any movement up the charts, it’s time to drop the record.” In that case, add the “Entered Category (Weeks Since)” as the main focus of your Category Changer. “Any new song that has been on the station less than 4 weeks is required to have a ‘New Music’ intro.” Per this example, add the field “Date Added (Weeks Since).” Finally, what if you’re looking to respect a tonal balance, like Mood or Energy, within a core category, like a Subpower or Power Recurrent? Add the Mood or Energy field and then if there’s a choice between two songs, a programmer may prefer one over the other to make sure that category is properly balanced.
Between the simplistic drag and drop design, History window, custom Browse Formats and more, the Category Changer is an extremely useful tool for any programmer. And hopefully after watching this video, you’ll see how to get the most out of it by applying your music scheduling philosophy via unique GSelector fields.
We had such an amazing experience at this year’s Country Radio Seminar, we’re taking the RCS Academy back on the road for future 2023 radio conferences! It’s a great opportunity for users to ask questions, learn new scheduling techniques or get a second set of eyes on their databases. Reach out to your local RCS Contract for more information. While your chatting, ask about becoming a Beta user for either Zetta, GSelector, Aquira or another RCS product. Don’t forget that all our past videos on available for free on our archive. And we’ll see you next and every Thursday at 11am ET for another RCS Live.