Composer

Composer lets stations manage program schedules and playlists which can be displayed on their website and ingested into NPR's API.

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NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that we have made to Core PublisherComposer 2, the NPR One AppStationConnectDS Marketing Forms & QuickPledgeStation Analytics System, and our Streaming Service over the last 4 weeks.

How To Manage Metadata in Composer 2 Widgets

Apr 21, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the newly redesigned Composer 2 widgets are now available and live! The redesign project focused mainly on the Playlist widget, but the Daily and Now Playing widgets got a facelift with this release, too.

We’re pleased to announce that the newly redesigned Composer 2 widgets are now available and live! The redesign project focused mainly on the Playlist widget, but the Daily and Now Playing widgets got a facelift with this release, too. We think you’ll like the changes you see. Read below to learn more about each feature in greater detail.

Additional Resources:

How To Customize Your Widgets

Composer 2 Playlist Widget Redesign Webinar

Apr 21, 2015

We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a complete redesign of the Composer 2 Playlist Widget! This oft-requested enhancement has been in the works for some time, and we are anxious to share it with you.

Consider this webinar a mini-training session on:

  • the new ways you can configure metadata visibility on the widgets
  • a preview of the experience your website users will have when looking at your playlists online.

Watch the webinar:

NPR Digital Services Monthly Product Update

Here is a summary of bug fixes and feature enhancements that the Digital Services Team has made over the last 4 weeks.

Core Publisher Updates:  

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a couple of updates and bug fixes to Composer 2. Below is a list of updates and issues that have been addressed:

Features

  • Changed the title of “Car Talk” to “The Best of Car Talk” in all Composer 2 lists.

Defects Fixed

  • Some stations were reporting missing Classical 24 playlists. This issue has been resolved.

Composer 2 Update

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a couple of updates and bug fixes to Composer 2. Below is a list of updates and issues that have been addressed:

Features

  • Stations do not need to enter special characters into Arkiv search terms in order to get valid results.  For example, you can now type “Dvorak” instead of “Dvořák” and get the same relevant results.

Composer 2 Release Notes 10/10/14

Oct 10, 2014

Composer 2 Update

Dear Stations,

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a number of updates to Composer 2, below is a detailed list of issues that have been addressed:

Features

Composer 2 Release Notes 9/26/14

Sep 26, 2014

Composer 2 Update

Dear Stations,

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a number of updates to Composer 2, below is a detailed list of issues that have been addressed:

Composer 2 Release Notes 9/8/14

Sep 8, 2014

Composer 2 Update

Dear Stations,

Thank you to all the stations that were able to attend our Schedule Features Sprint Demo webinar. We’re very excited to report that we have released the first set of new scheduling features for Composer 2! Below is a detailed list of new features you will be seeing in Composer 2 as of today:

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