Uploading a Song List or Single Song

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In some situations, you may want to add a song or list of songs to your TagStation library ahead of time, instead of waiting for them to play from your playout system.  Some examples are:

  • You're debuting a new hit single
  • You're airing songs recorded live in your studio

In either case, TagStation may be unable to find a match to album art, or the songs could match incorrectly.  To ensure the songs match the way you want the first time they air, upload them to TagStation before they play. 

Uploading A Song List

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Clicking Upload Song List will open the dialog box to the right, which enables you to upload a tab-delimited file that contains three columns: Cut ID, Artist Name, Song Title.  An optional fourth column, Album Title, can also be used.  If you have this information we encourage you to upload it as well.  An example file can be downloaded directly from the pop-up window and is also available as an attachment at the bottom of this article.

Your uploaded list will be automatically be checked against the Gracenote database for accuracy and album artwork, and all songs will be added to your song library.

 

Warning: The cut ID, artist name, and song title included in the uploaded file must match EXACTLY with the information entered into your automation system so that TagStation recognizes the match when it's received. Any deviation will cause TagStation to ignore the uploaded version and attempt to make a brand new match using the variation from the automation system. 

 

Uploading A Single Song

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Clicking Add Song will open the dialog box below, which enables you to add songs individually. As with adding a list of songs, the data you enter here must match what will come from your automation system precisely, or TagStation will treat the song as unique when it plays, and attempt a Gracenote lookup at that time.

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