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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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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Playlist Management
10:50 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Composer 2 is Ready to Rock and Roll

We added this date/time picker to Composer 2's embeddable playlist widget in response to feedback from listeners.

Last year, we announced that a new Composer was in development to improve overall efficiency and use of the tool. We are pleased to announce that Composer 2 is finalizing its pilot phase and will be available in beta for qualifying stations beginning in late April following an introduction webinar on April 16, 2013. 

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2:36 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

A New Composer Is Coming Soon

Composer's new login screen.

Hi! My name's Lou and I'm the newest member of the Product Team here at Digital Services, specializing in online audio and programming.  Composer, our program schedule and playlist building tool, is currently being rebuilt from the ground up.  As the product manager for the Composer rebuild, I wanted to share with you some details about what we're doing, when you can see it and how you can help.

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11:09 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Streaming Portions of Syndicated Programs

Does your station regularly air or stream only portions of a multi-hour syndicated program and, if so, have you ever wondered how you can get the correct playlists integrated into your SoundExchange reports? Well,wonder no more!

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