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We’ve just added Contacts for free!

Now you can manage Contact and Company information directly from your Reprtoir account!

Contact list

Simply put, your CRM allows you to add the contact information of real people and companies you interact with for business purposes related to your catalogue.

Here is the list of features brought to your account:

  • New CRM section containing lists of Contacts and Companies
  • You can now associate Contacts to Playlist sharings

We have lots of things planned for contacts in the future as we intend to have them become an integral part of your Reprtoir platform.

Related Help Desk article:

How to create contacts and companies
How to associate a contact to a playlist

Numerous improvements have been brought

Our last changelog was about redesigning the platform and this update goes along those same lines. This time we actually went even deeper in the remodeling of the interface by modifying and improving tons of little (and some not so little) things here and there. Because there is quite a lot of ground to cover, and because all of these changes have already been loaded to your Reprtoir account, we will just give a brief description of the most significant changes brought to your account. Here goes: Edit sidebar:
  • We have deleted the mass edit feature when multiple resources are selected. Any type of resource editing now happens in a unique Edit selection sidebar.
  • We have also improved how users can assign tags and resources to multiple resources selected simultaneously. To accomplish this, we’ve added innovative Add and Remove tools that allow you to manage resource tagging in any way you see fit.
  • When editing a resource, one can now create any resource directly from the resource forms in the Edit selection sidebar without having to open up that resource’s creation panel. Instead, resources are created on the spot. Sorry for making this sound complicated. In other words, we have greatly improved how resources are created when editing resources.
Redesign:
  • The Edit sidebar is now more compact, allows better navigation and is generally better integrated to the interface than before. At least we hope you think so!
  • The resource creation panel has now been replaced by an overlapping resource creation sidebar. Before, when you created a new album, playlist, artist, or any other type of resource, you would have a bulky ugly panel open on the right pushing and compacting the rest of your interface on the left. We have now fixed that by making a unique resource creation sidebar for every resource.
  • The column templates hamburger has now been placed more conveniently on the right of the list’s search engine.
  • Now, from within lists, users can directly click on resources to open them up. For instance, from the Album List, all album names are blue links that open up their respective album panels when you click on them.
  • Action icons associated to resources from within lists now only appear when you hover over these resource’s respective lines. This makes your interface cleaner and less cluttered.
Filters:
  • We’ve moved your filters on the left of your List Section. Instead of having to expand them like before, now your filters are displayed at all times. We believe this will make the filtering experience more convenient.
Playlists:
  • You can now edit multiple playlist shares at once.
  • You now have the possibility to add tracks to playlists directly by right-clicking on track from the Tracks’ list and choosing “Add tracks to playlists”.
That’s about it for today. A lot to take in. Many of these changes are not that apparent but make a big difference in how you will manage your metadata. We hope they make your lives easier.

Reprtoir user interface design overhaul ✍️

These past weeks we spent some time redesigning various aspects of your Reprtoir account with the aim of simplifying the user interface and making things clearer. Many little design tweaks have been made here and there. Here are the most prominent ones:
  • The Create New button in the left sidebar Navigation menu is no more. Instead we have added the buttons allowing you to create your albums, tracks, playlists etc. directly from inside their respective lists.
  • In every panel and list you will find Actions buttons that, upon clicking on them, will display a dropdown menu featuring actions you can initiate on a selection.

We just added shareable playlists!

Now users can create playlists of tracks and share them with people outside of their Reprtoir accounts. This feature allows them to pitch and present selections of recordings to external partners quickly and efficiently. Playlists are shared via online landing pages that Reprtoir generates and that users send out to their contacts through emails and links. This makes sharing music, sending catalog and pitching tracks extra simple and effortless. Here is an article we wrote that explains how all of this works:
Related Help Desk article: How shareable playlists work in Reproir

Filter design overhaul

We decided to redesign our filters section to make it more versatile. The changes we just implemented may seem like small adjustments, but in reality they are game changing. Here is what filters looked like before: And here is what they look like now: So what does this mean? Before we would display every single category of content and tags in the filters section whereas now the users construct their own sets of filters. This gives way to two major improvements:
  1. Users will have much more flexibility when filtering their content and finding what they are looking for in their catalogs.
  2. The filters section is not clogged up with tons of unused filters.
The new filters section works by adding the filters you need one after  another. Here is an article we wrote that explains how all of this works: How filtering works in Reprtoir

Design overhaul

Reprtoir’s interface has undergone many design revisions these past weeks. After numerous trails and errors, we have applied what we believe was necessary to make the user interface more user-friendly. I am not going to go into any details regarding what was modified. Some things and quite apparent while others are not so flagrant, but a lot has been done to bring you this latest version of the app. Enjoy.

Exports are here!

We have finally added the possibility to export metadata and / or audio files! More precisely, users will now be able to:
  • Select any element such as albums, tracks, writers, publishers, tags etc. and generate a spreadsheet regrouping all of those elements’ metadata.
  • Select any elements associated to audio files such as albums and tracks and generate a zip containing those elements’ audio files.
In other words, users can now easily export their metadata in spreadsheets as well as their audio files in just a couple of clicks. The process to export metadata or audio files is simple: all a user needs to do is select its desired element, rights click, choose “Export” and then choose the desired export format. The Notification Center tells you when exports are being generated and when they are ready to be downloaded. To download them, users can either click on the link in the email Reprtoir sends them telling them their export is ready, or they can simply go into the Notification Center and click on the notification.

New lists: Writers and Publishers

We have just added two new essential resources to Reprtoir: Writers and publishers You can now import and assign writer and publisher information to any track in your catalog. They can be found in:
  • the tracks’ mass edit
  • the tracks’ forms
  • in the directory
  • and also in your spreadsheets as default columns
Like with any other type of resource, users can create, edit and tag writers and publishers as well as filter lists with them.

Related Help Desk article: Tagging and filtering in Reprtoir

New lists: Catalogs, Tags, Tag Categories

Up until now, we only had Artists lists, Album lists and Track lists that an account could load up in order to tag and edit its content. Now we have added the following resources:
  • Catalogs: It is now possible to separate two distinct catalogs inside of an account and treat them as unique elements. This allows users to tag and edit catalogs in exclusive ways. For example, this will come on handy if a label manages various sub-labels.
  • Tags: Users were able to create tags before but they couldn’t rename them, assign them to new categories and or even delete them. Now this is possible directly from the Tag list.
  • Tag Categories: Same thing for the Tag Categories. Users could create them but could not rename them of delete. Now they can.
Related Help Desk article: Tagging and filtering in Reprtoir

New Play / Pause button

To give you more visibility when a track is being played in a list, we added a play/pause icon that appears on the track’s line when you hover over its track listing number with your mouse.



We also colored that track’s metadata and the player’s waveform with the same color you chose for your account’s theme.

Deleting artists

It is now possible to delete artists from the Artist list as well as from an artist’s panel. You can only delete an artist if that artist is not already associated to another asset such as an album or a track.

We’re starting a changelog 👌

Big news today, we're starting a public changelog so you're always up to date with all the updates, improvements and fixes that are made in Reprtoir.



Even though we work on Reprtoir all the time, sometimes it may seem that not much is happening. This changelog is here to prove we got things going on in the background.