If your station streams either (or both) Concierto or Acoustic Café, your SoundExchange reporting just got easier. Both shows are now uploading playlists to NPR Digital Services, so you don’t need to gather that data yourselves for your quarterly reporting.
Big thanks to the folks at those shows for making everybody’s reporting life easier.
Now, to make sure that we are able to properly integrate the playlists for those shows into your SoundExchange reports, you need to do the following:
Go to Create/Edit Program Guide in Composer Basic or Pro and make sure that your schedule grid properly reflects when you stream these shows.
Also, whether you just added the show to your grid or it was already there, make sure that it is now selected from the list of syndicated programs on the Edit Program page, like so:
Finally, after making changes to your schedule, make sure to click the go live with changes button on the Create/Edit Program Guide screen to make it official.
Reminder: the full list of syndicated shows that provide playlists to NPR Digital Services for SoundExchange reporting is here.
If a syndicated show that you stream is not on this list, then your station is responsible for obtaining and reporting the required playlist data to NPR DS. More details on that here.