The reality of the situation is playout policies only allow filtering via the artist or title tags. This would be easily solvable if we could do a custom tag policy.
I have three main groups of PSAs I want the program to rotate through throughout the day.
1 PSA per hour.
The groups are National PSA, Local PSA, Covid19 PSA.
The "artist" of the groups are the name of the psa campaign. I did not want to mass edit these to make them say either national or local, etc.
This is what I did:
I put every national campaign "artist" as a related artist to "National PSA" and every local psa campaign "artist" as an artist related artist to "Local PSA". I actually did make the artist on all the Covid PSAs "Covid PSA" and didn't relate to either of those groups. I made a playout policy for the PSA track group (that plays once an hour) to not play the same artist within 3 hours. I didn't close or refresh the program or computer, so maybe that needed to be done.
It's not working at all. The last resort I might try is to sorta spiderweb all the campaign groups together where
campaign A is related to campaign B
campaign A is related to campaign C
campaign A is related to campaign X
campaign B is related to campaign C
campaign B is related to campaign X
repeating for every group, but that would be a hassle.
Ideally I'd like to add a custom tag to the files named PSA and have it be a number, 1 for national 2 for local 3 for covid, and easily added on if there are special things we want to highlight (census PSAs for example)
Does anyone know if I am doing it wrong, if there is a better way to do this, or if the related artist feature will be updated to understand more than two names for an "artist"?