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Basic Release Profiles

Profile ID1 Releases to be included in a NewReleaseMessage1 Possible Variants (see Clause 5.5)
Name & DescriptionMain ReleaseTrack Release

1. Audio

A Release containing one or more sound recordings, accompanied by a representational image.

This profile can be used to communicate audio singles, albums and EPs which differ only in the total length of the Release.

Audio

Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources

1-n SoundRecordings of type MusicalWork SoundRecording or NonMusicalWork SoundRecording.

  • 1 Image of type FrontCoverImage
  • 0-n items of bonus material

Yes

  • BoxedSet
  • Classical

 

2. Video

A Release containing one or more video resources, accompanied by a representational image.

This profile can be used to communicate video singles as well as video albums which differ only in the total length of the Release.

Video

Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources

 1-n Videos of type ShortFormMusicWorkVideo

  • 0 Image of type FrontCoverImage (if one Video Resource) or 1 image of type FrontCoverImage (if more than Video Resource)
  • 0-n Images of type VideoScreenCapture
  • 0-n items of bonus material

Yes

  • BoxedSet
  • Classical

3. Mixed Media

A  Release with a mixture of sound recording and video resource and, potentially, images and text, plus supporting screen captures for each video resource and a single cover image.

This profile can be used to communicate multimedia singles as well as multimedia albums which differ only in the total length of the Release.

MixedMedia

Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) containing

 Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources
  • 1-n SoundRecordings of type MusicalWork SoundRecording or NonMusicalWork SoundRecording and/or
  • 1-n Videos of type ShortFormMusicWorkVideo
  • 1 Image of type FrontCoverImage
  • 0-n Images of type VideoScreenCapture
  • 0-n items of bonus material

Yes

  • BoxedSet
  • Classical

 

 

4. Simple Audio Single

Release with one Primary Resource of type SoundRecording.

This profile is usually used for streaming services and may be accompanied with a cover art image.

Simple AudioSingle

Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) and 5.4.1 (Simple Audio/Video Profile) containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources

1 SoundRecording of type MusicalWork SoundRecording or NonMusicalWorkSoundRecording

0-1 Image of type FrontCoverImage

No


5. Simple Video Single

Release with one Primary Resource of type ShortFormMusicWorkVideo.

This profile is usually used for streaming services and may be accompanied by a cover art image.

Simple VideoSingle

Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) and 5.4.1 (Simple Audio/Video Profile) containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources

1 Video of type ShortFormMusicalWorkVideo

0-1 Image of type FrontCoverImage or VideoScreenCapture

No


6. Ringtone

Release made up of a single audio mobile ringtone clip using a SoundRecording resource.

Ringtone

1 Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) and 5.4.2 (Ringtone Release) containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources

1 SoundRecording either of type MusicalWork-SoundRecording or NonMusicalWork-SoundRecording or SpokenWord-SoundRecording

0-1 Image of type FrontCoverImage

No 

7. Long-form Musical Work Video, TV or Film Release 

Release containing either a multi-chapter long form video recording or, individual films and film bundles (including TV episodes, series and seasons), plus a supporting cover image and potentially a screen capture per chapter.

Long-form Musical Work Video Releases typically contain cue sheets.

LongForm Musical WorkVideo

1 Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) and 5.4.3 (Longform Videos) containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources
  • 1 Video of type LongFormMusicalWorkVideo or ConcertVideo  
  • 0-n Video of type MusicalWorkTrailer or  NonMusicalWorkTrailer
  • 1 Image of type FrontCoverImage or Poster
  • 0-n Images of type VideoScreenCapture
  • 0-n items of bonus material
No


8. DjMix

A music Release comprising at least one sound recording as the Primary Resource (the mix) plus a cover image.

The mix is made up from a series of Secondary sound recording Resources that are not directly referenced from the Release.

DjMix

1 Release composite in accordance with Clauses 5.2 (Signalling a Specific Release Profile) and 5.3 (Rules for all Profiles) and 5.4.4 (DjMix Release)  containing

Primary ResourcesSecondary Resources
1 SoundRecordings of type MusicalWorkSoundRecording
  • 2-n SoundRecordings of type MusicalWorkSoundRecording
  • 1 Image of type FrontCoverImage
  • 0-n items of bonus material
No 

 

1) Please note that Profile IDs do not contain any white-space characters. Spaces/new-line characters in the Profile ID column are solely to keep the table as narrow as possible. The same applies to ResourceType names used in the table.

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