In an effort to simplify the “music” feature at MoodMixes, we’ve removed three of the less frequently used features, and created a new set of “settings” for those of you who want the features back.

Also, we’re just about to release a newly-created set of playlists, especially tailored toward MoodMixes use, which does a much better job of organizing our music than “all genres” or “collections” ever did, so this gives us an opportunity to clean things up and simplify.

This is what the music page now looks like (look at the menu on the left):

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The menu is now 3 items shorter. Namely, we’ve removed:

1) Collections: this was a general “concept” to the album, such as “Woman singing electro-pop”

2) All Genres: this contained about 30 sub genres of albums, but not necessarily that well organized

3) Hot Artists: the albums that are most popular at the moment

Of these 3, only “hot artists” is still available, though it is deactivated by default.

Under the “settings” page at http://moodmixes.com/m/settings (under the “info” section) you’ll now find this:

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which allows you to hide features you don’t want to use, or don’t want your staff to use.

You can even go so extreme as to disable all menu features, in which case only the 10 default moods will be available for your staff to choose from. You might want to do this if you want to keep tight control over what music is played.

Alternatively, you could create your own shows, and then hide all the menus except “Your shows” so that your staff can only play the music you’ve personally selected.

Note: we’ve also renamed some of the menu items for clarity. The “top shows” menu choice is now labelled “ten shows” to make it clear that there are more (i.e.: vs “All shows”), and the “Main Genres” choice is now labelled “Albums” because that’s the main place you would go if you wanted to find entire albums to download.