A cue sheet is a text file that details the layout of a radio show.
Cue sheets have been around for many years, serving different purposes across broadcasting industries. We've had many requests for Live365 to support the use of cue sheets. With the release of our MultiTrack feature, we wanted to provide capability for our broadcasters to utilize their existing cue sheet files when uploading pre-recorded shows to their Live365 library.
Inside the .cue file, each line begins with a keyword, which may be followed by whitespace-separated fields. You can use these to define the Offset, Performing Artist, and Title of the tracks inside the show.
Note: Because the cue sheets have been initially developed for CD-TEXT data, there is no support for Album information. If you are using a cue sheet, the Album data has to be inserted manually for Music files only.
To generate a cue sheet, you can either use automation software that provides this function or an online cue sheet generator.
Besides cue sheets, you can import .CSV (Microsoft Excel) tables using the following pattern:
We'll have a tutorial on creating your own .CSV in the future. For now, if you have questions about this, please reach out to our Support team and we'll provide guidance.
Importing a cue sheet or a .CSV file is as simple as dragging and dropping the file to the Cue Sheet section on the top-right of the MultiTrack editor. Once you do this, the markers will be added automatically across the MultiTrack and their fields will populate with the data from the file.
Saving your changes
Once you are done with uploading a cue sheet, click the "Save" button on the bottom-right of the screen to apply the changes. You will be redirected to the Media Library. You can come back and edit the MultiTrack again at any time by simply clicking on the track title within your Live365 library.
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