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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Composer 2
2:20 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Roadmap for Addressing Composer 2 Issues

Thank you for working with us while we address Composer 2 issues and remaining core features. Your feedback continues to help us identify those issues. We wanted to update you on our current priorities and our timeline for addressing your concerns.


Stations currently using Composer 2 have identified several defects that our development team is working to address.

Current Priorities

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8:59 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Composer 2 Rollout Underway

Composer 2, our entirely new program schedule and playlist product is already live with over sixty stations.  And station feedback from the launches so far has been tremendously helpful as we complete development and get all of our Composer Pro stations up and running.

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Composer 2
6:14 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sprint Release Notes 8/14/2013

Thanks to your participation, our updated approach to Composer 2 Migration is in full swing.  We're excited to launch our first cycle live in Composer 2 next week!  With this cycle, we're also happy to announce the launch of several new features.

During this sprint we have made the following updates:
•    edit start time and added flexibility in playlist entry
•    multi day import functionality
•    export ability
•    create and manage host accounts

See additional details below.

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Migrating Composer 2
5:36 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Migrating to Composer 2!

Calling all Composer Pro Users! We are excited to improve your schedule and playlist experience by upgrading your station to Composer 2 now. 

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Composer 2
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Composer 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Example of track edit.

At our Introduction to Composer 2 webinar, we received a lot of great questions that we were not able to answer during the call. Because we want to make sure to address all of your questions and concerns, we compiled a list of questions with answers from me, Lou Paniccia, Composer Product Owner.

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Composer 2
12:35 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Composer 2: Schedule & Playlist Widgets

Last month, we announced that Composer 2 was ready to start rolling out to stations and included some videos that show how Composer 2 works for station managers and hosts. In this post, we'll show you how to install widgets on your website that can display the schedules and playlists you enter in Composer 2 for listeners that visit your site.

The "widgets" section of Composer 2 creates live previews of the widgets we offer, along with some basic customization options and embed code.

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Release Notes
6:02 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Integrating SAS Tags and Composer 2 into Core Publisher Sites

The following updates were made to Core Publisher this week:

Station Analytics System

Core Publisher stations are now ready to move over to SAS tracking. We will be moving stations to SAS tracking over the next few days. Along with this comes some additional data in Google Analytics, namely author, tag, and keyword popularity. And much more to come. Stay tuned.

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Composer 2
5:31 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Composer 2 Now Available

We are very excited to share that Composer 2 is now available to stations!

New and Improved Features in Composer 2

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