In the ERN-3 standard, titles appear in many places. Some of these are specified to carry an additional
SubTitle element, and others are not. The approach in ERN-4 is somewhat different.
ReferenceTitleshould break out subtitles into the designated sub-element
DisplayTitle, on the other hand, should concatenate the title and subtitle into one string.
|DisplayTitles for Resources||No|
|FormalTitle for Releases||Yes|
|DisplayTitles for Releases||No|
If a label's supply chain system has subtitle or version information such as "remix" or "instrumental version" in a separate field, they should be communicated as a subtitle along the lines explained above.
In that case, the
ReferenceTitle composites should contain a
TitleText and a
SubTitle element. The
DisplayTitle, on the other hand, should concatenate the title and subtitle into one field without the
In the case where a recording (or other creation) has multiple subtitles or version titles, these should be stored – and communicated – in separate
If a label's supply chain system has subtitle and version information in a single field, than this concept does not apply, and the title and subtitle would appear together in one field everywhere. Companies that do not separate title and subtitle are however recommended to consider splitting the data into different fields in their systems.