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The process of creating a recording is complex and iterative, with many production stages between capturing sound and releasing a finished recording. Every stage in this cycle can lead to new audio creations, be they a new composition, a new guitar track, a new mix, etc. In each of these “studio events”, there are a number of metadata elements that may be important to capture. Who performed which musical work? Who played which instrument? When and where was this performance recorded? Who was the sound engineer? Which recording components (or, in studio parlance: tracks) were used to create a specific mix? And which sections of these recording components have ultimately been used? These pieces of information are valuable for many reasons, such as attributing credits, ensuring that royalties reach the correct people, and facilitating subsequent studio sessions. In addition, providing richer data to retailers for discovery and marketing increases the audience and, thus, the revenue generated.

Some high-level background on RIN is available here whereas the article here provides an overview of the top-level composites employed by the RIN standard to communicate "studio data". Finally, DDEX provides a RIN FAQ here.

Additional information on implementing RIN can be found in the following articles:

Download Standard

Recording Information Notification Standard (Version 2.0)

Older versions of the RIN standard can be accessed here.

Before starting an implementation, DDEX recommends to read Starting an Implementation and Licensing DDEX Standards.

Essential Reading
 The DDEX Data Dictionary ...
General Index

The general index contains all terms used in the latest AVS (Version 4) as well as all terms from RIN 2.0, MEAD 1.1, PIE 1.0 and RDR-N 1.5. Other standards will be added over time. Clicking on an entry in the general index will take you to the relevant edition of the DDEX Data Dictionary.

Message Editions

... for the Electronic Release Notification (ERN 4.3)

... for the Transfer of Catalogues of Releases and Resources by Reassignment of Rights Controller Information (CT 1.0)

... for Recording Information Notification (RIN 2.0)

... for Media Enrichment and Description (MEAD 1.1)

... for Party Identification and Enrichment (PIE 1.0)

... for the Recording Data and Rights Notification Standard (RDR-N, Version 1.5).

Allowed Value Set Editions

... for the Allowed Value Sets (Version 4)

... for the Allowed Value Sets (Version 3)

... for the Allowed Value Sets (Version 2)

... for the Allowed Value Sets (Version 1)

Data Dictionary editions published before 2022

... for the Recording Data and Rights Choreography Standard (RDR-C, Version 1.0): Message Structure and AVSs

... for the US Letters of Direction Choreography Standard (LoD, Version 1.0): Message Structure and AVSs

... for the Electronic Release Notification Message Suite Standard (ERN, Version 4.2): Message Structure and AVSs

... for the US Musical Work Licensing Choreography Standard (MWL, Version 1.0): Message Structure and AVSs

... for the Standard for the Communication of Media Enrichment and Description Information (MEAD): Message Structure and AVSs

... for the Musical Work Right Share Notification Choreography Standard (MWN, Version 1.1)

... for the Standard for communicating links between Resources and Musical Works (Version 1.1)

... for the Recording Data and Rights Standard (Version 1.4)

... for Release Deliveries using SFTP or Web Service (Version 1.7)

... for the Recording Information Notification (Version 1.1)

... for Work and Share Notifications

... for Works Licensing

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If you have a question or suggestion or if you are experiencing problems with your implementation, please feel free to contact the DDEX Secretariat; we may be able to help.

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