The suite of messages contained in this Standard provides a mechanism for Release Creators (usually record companies) to inform their distribution partners (herein called Digital Service Providers (DSPs) about Releases that can be made available to the public as electronic Products. Such Releases can include, amongst others, Releases for mobile use, Releases for download under pay-as-you-go, advertisement-supported and subscription models, streaming models and audiovisual Releases.
The messages will allow such standardised information flow about the Releases themselves (i.e. Release metadata) as well as information about the commercial terms under which such Releases can be made available.
Sending or receiving a message using this standard cannot be presumed to indicate, however, that all legal obligations are met for the Releases to be legitimately made available.