How To: Use Music Live Events

Dec 13, 2013

What is Music Live Events?
Music Live Events (MLE) is a multimedia music platform that allows you to attractively display live streaming music events and videos from archived concerts on your site. You can choose which events to display on your site by pulling them from the NPR API, or “subscribe”  to a Live Events API channel.

Where will my Live Events be on my site?
Your Live Events and Live Event channels will live on separate pages in Core Publisher. To promote them on your site, we suggest adding them to your main site navigation, Sticky Strip and Skyboxes. You can also promote upcoming events in Posts on your homepage.

How do I create a Music Live Event?
You can choose to either create a new event for a single concert, or create a channel based on an NPR Music category.

To pull a single concert or event onto your site using Music Live Events:

  1. Click Add Content in your top admin menu.
  2. Click Live Event
    Note: If you do not see the Live Event option on your Add Content page, please contact your Station Support Manager for assistance.
  3. Enter a title for your event in the Title field.
  4. Enter the NPR API ID of the event in the NPR ID field.  You can find this on the event’s NPR page.
    For example, if the URL for the NPR.org page for a concert is www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143262428/jeff-the-brotherhood-tiny-desk-concert, the story ID is 143262428.
  5. Click Save Live Event.
     

To create a channel of NPR Music events and concerts using Music Live Events:

  1. Click Add Content in your top admin menu.
  2. Click Live Event
    Note: If you do not see the Live Event option on your Add Content page, please contact your Station Support Manager for assistance.
  3. Enter a title for your event in the Title field.
  4. Enter the NPR API ID of the channel that you want to create in the NPR ID field.  You should use one of the categories listed below:
    Live In Concert (AAA): 145307348
    NPR Jazz Live: 144931957
    NPR Classical Live: 144933426
    Tiny Desk Concerts: 92071316
  5. Click Save Live Event.