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DISCO Libraries – Setting up your content

DISCO's Libraries let you publish any amount of your catalogue in a simple, searchable, easy to use library. In this article, we'll look at how to set up your Library. 

To access the Libraries feature, select Libraries from the Tools section of the left nav:

Creating Libraries

You can have multiple Libraries in your DISCO. To create a new Library, click the Create new library button at the top right of the screen:

In the pop up, give your Library a name. Note this name is for your internal reference; you can control what name appears on the Library in the Design step later on.  

Adding content to your Library

After creating your Library, you'll be taken to the Content step. Here, you'll select the channels or folders in your DISCO that you want the Library to pull content from. 

We recommend creating dedicated channels or folders for your Libraries content – this makes it easier to manage and update the content in your Library without having to change content in existing channels. 

Adding channels and folders here will pull in the tracks from these channels and folders and publish them on your Library. Please note this won’t publish the playlists in those channels and folders – the playlists you want to feature on your Library can be selected separately in the playlist step (see below).


Select the groups you'd like to pull content from via the checkboxes at right, and then click Update content

Managing tracks

After selecting your content, in the Tracks step, you'll see the tracks from the channels you've selected. To feature these tracks on the homepage of your Library, click the checkbox at the right of the track's waveform: 

You can then view your featured tracks in the Featured tracks tab: 

Managing playlists

In the playlists step, you can add playlists that will feature on your Library. Note that playlists from channels in the channels or folders you selected in the Content step won't appear here; you'll choose the playlists you want to appear separately in this step. 

To add your playlists, click Add new playlist: In the Add new playlist pop up, select playlists from your DISCO by clicking the checkbox on those playlists, then click the Add playlists button at the bottom right:

Once you've added your playlists, they're 'published' to the Library and they'll show in your main playlist view: 

 If you click on the three dot menu at the top right of a playlist, you can take further actions on them: 

You can add the playlists to featured playlists, which will mean they'll appear on your Library home page. 

You can unpublish the playlist which will remove it from your Library. 

And you can edit the playlist, which will bring up a pop up where you can change the cover image for the playlist that appears on the Library. In the edit playlist pop up, you'll see three options: 

• Default

• Choose a color

• Choose an image

The Default cover image is make up of artwork from the playlist. 

The Choose a color option lets you select a single color for the playlist cover from a colour picker. 

And the Choose an image option lets you choose a cover image to apply to your playlist. 

Once you've made your playlist, select Confirm. 

In the Featured playlists view, you can view the playlists you've featured and un-feature them via the playlist menu: 

Managing artists

For every artist included on tracks in the Library, an artist profile page will be created. You can manage these in the Artists section of the Libraries: 

To feature an artist on the home page, hover over the artist's cover image and select the checkbox: 

To edit an artist's profile, hover over their cover image and click the pencil: 

This will open a pop up where you can add an artist image and bio, as well as control what tracks feature on their artist page, in the Featured tracks tab: 

In the Related artists tab, you can collect different artists together on the one artist page. This is useful if it's one songwriter who has different pseudonyms, or if your artist metadata varies for a single artist (for eg Kanye West and Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx).

In the Featured artists section, you can view featured artists and un-feature them by hovering over their cover and unchecking them: 

Managing Contact info

In the Contact page, you can enter information about your company, including contact information and your website: 

Managing the Library design

In the Design section, you can manage the top section of the Library home page – adding your logo, a hero image, your Library name and a short description:

 

Managing the Library settings

In Settings, you can control various settings on the Library. The top most setting controls permissions on the Library. If you select Anyone can view, anyone can browse and stream tracks, but login is required to download tracks, save them to DISCO and make playlists. 

If you select Log in required, clients will need to log in to browse your library: 

Inviting clients to your Library

Please see our guide for inviting clients and granting access to your Library.