DDEX Standard

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For the purpose of this standard, the following definitions apply: 

Primary Resource

A Resource that is a main Resource of a Release. A change in a Primary Resource typically requires a new Release Identifier, whereas change in a Secondary Resource does not.

All Resources that are referenced in a ReleaseResourceReference composite in a NewReleaseMessage are Primary Resources for that Release.

Release

A Release is an abstract entity representing a bundle of one or more Resources compiled by an Issuer. The Resources in Releases are normally primarily sound recordings or music audio-visual recordings, but this is not invariably the case. The Release is not itself the item of trade (or “Product”). Products have more extensive attributes than Releases; one Release may be disseminated in many different Products.

 

Release Creator

Release Creator is an organisation which is the owner of copyrights in sound and/or music audiovisual recordings and/or exclusive licensees of copyrights in sound and/or music audiovisual recordings.

Main Release

A Release, communicated in a Release notification that represents the main purpose for sending the NewReleaseMessage. When communicating an album, the Main Release would be said Album Release. A typical NewReleaseMessage contains, besides the Main Release, one or more Track Releases.

Track Release

A Release, communicated in a Release notification that does not represent the main purpose for sending the NewReleaseMessage. When communicating a 10-track album, a typical NewReleaseMessage would contain, besides the Main Release, ten Track Releases (i.e. one for each sound recording that together make up the album).

 

Secondary Resource

A Resource that is not a main Resource of a Release. It supports the Primary Resources (examples are lyrics, cover art etc). A change in a Primary Resource typically requires a new Release Identifier, whereas change in a Secondary Resource does not.

All Resources that are referenced in a LinkedReleaseResourceReference composite in a NewReleaseMessage are Secondary Resources for that Release.

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