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Song Requests
I'm sure this is something a programmer like yourself could knock out in a few hours. A simple song request addon. Tied to a station website and/or standalone app.
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Robert Lowe commented Sun 26 Nov 2017 00:50
That is a great idea! Even better idea would be if it could automatically insert the songs into the playlist, even when PlayIt Live was in full automation mode and not live assist. Maybe have voicetrack protection so that a request wouldn't make the voicetrack inaccurate between songs. Or maybe just a regular "play request next" type cue. For example, have it rotate through a track group prior to the request track.
Rich Clewes commented Sat 20 Jan 2018 16:48
radiodj and sam kind of feature
jay aubrey commented Sun 15 Jul 2018 08:15
Rich Clewes that would would great if playit had a request system like sam and radiodj but it don't
Jason Allen commented Sun 15 Jul 2018 17:21
No standard radio licence (certainly in the UK) will let your listeners directly influence what songs are played. From PPL UK: "...licences do not cover the following services or activities: Interactive services such as those where users can rate tracks or artists to influence the frequency or order in which they are performed..."
jay aubrey commented Sun 28 Oct 2018 20:38
oh come on guys we need this sort of plugin for playit live the software is nothing, lonely without a song request feature. it needs something like radiodj's requests or station playlists's requests..........if someone is a really good coder they could have it up and running in no time
Mark Hawkins commented Thu 1 Nov 2018 00:03
The more I think about this, the more complex it becomes. Clearly you don't (in most cases) want a direct "jukebox" style request queue but the feature for a listener to influence song rotation has existed since people sent a letter in to a request programme. That kind of "influence" would seem OK even given the position of PPL (which is trying to differentiate "Radio" from "Spotify" or similar services). Ignoring for the time being any licencing issues to do this would require an export of the song database and then a web page or service which would offer the database suitably presented and then generate a request message (perhaps email). PlayIt Live would then need the ability to ingest these requests (perhaps with other social media interactions) and offer future schedule items in "Live Assist" or rotation items in "automation". By no means impossible but not what I would call simple.
Ron Ackerman commented Thu 20 Dec 2018 03:12
I don't think inserting the request right into the playlist is a good idea. But a button that opens a list of requests and requester so the DJ can then add the song would be better.
Ron Ackerman commented Thu 20 Dec 2018 03:13
Maybe the button could display the request count as well.