[JPL] Thoughts after WEMU's BMI week

Jackson, Bobby Bobby.Jackson at ideastream.org
Thu May 7 20:45:48 EDT 2009


What a great exercise.  I applaud you and your staff Linda!

Aloha,

Bobby

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[mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Linda Yohn
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 4:40 PM
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Subject: [JPL] Thoughts after WEMU's BMI week

Hello,

In mid-April, WEMU went through our annual BMI logging experience.  As
we do not pre-program with the computer or use bar code recognition
software, it means a lot of extra work for the on-air host, but we don't
mind doing it because it is important for the artists.

This year, with the exception of historically focused programs, all
hosts made a concerted effort to program original music by living
composers.  I listened to us a great deal and was inspired and intrigued
by the fresh music hosts were choosing.
And--phone traffic and e-mail requests were up!  

Of course we did play great classics during the week, but I think the
effort to find, unique, original music rather than covers made a huge
difference.  

We're working on following up the BMI week with lots of original music
balanced with best of the classics.

Linda

Linda Yohn
WEMU Music Director
lyohn at emich.edu
734-487-2229
www.wemu.org

Linda

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