Contextualizing the Uncomfortable in Music Programming

Matt Martinez, Oliver Camacho, Jordan Lee, Lindsay Kimball
2022 - New Orleans

There is a delicate balance that music stations have to walk when evaluating an artist's personal behavior and public statements. There are times when playing music from someone in the spotlight whose values are not in line with your organization's can cause concern for your audience. When and how do music format stations decide to limit or suspend an artist from the playlist? Join a group of experienced music programmers from various formats as they discuss their own processes for making these difficult decisions.