[JPL] IAJE Toronto headcount
ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com
Fri Sep 7 11:54:22 EDT 2007
I'm looking to see who is going to make the trek to Toronto for IAJE --
we have radio panels to fill, and those participating will be comped for
their conference registration.
Please contact me OFF LIST at ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com if you are going
to attend and if you wish to be on a panel or moderate one.
Panel topics will include:
1) Selecting and Scheduling Music -- we'll be looking for a broad range
of panelists, from those who schedule all music on their stations using
software to those who leave it open to the hosts, plus people in between
who use a clock or some other framework for rotating tracks. Looking
for what goes into evaluating specific tracks, how they are rotated, how
to use library material, recurrents, etc. The make up of this panel is
specifically for radio programmers.
2) Promotion of Music to Radio -- this is a perennial favorite, but I'd
like to change the focus somewhat. This panel will require both
programmers and promoters. We've been through sort of the basics in the
past; this time I'd like to see us focus on the difficulties and create
some realistic expectations. Because there are -- in my opinion -- too
many records chasing too few hours, I'd like to see a good, practical
assessment from both sides about what records should get promoted and
how to wade through it. And, I'd suggest, when to decide that a record
just shouldn't be promoted to radio. So rather than an ABC, 123,
approach to promotion, this would be a panel in which we'd set the bar
for what a recording needs to be like artistically, commercially, etc.
3) Jazz Radio Roundtable -- this is one for people with thick skins. I
would be looking for radio veterans here and maybe a promoter. This
would be a chance to cover various topics we never get to, plus allow
those not in the radio and records business to have a chance to speak
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