Displaying Deal Dates to Consumers
NewReleaseMessage communicates information about sound recordings, videos, releases and artists that enable DSPs to market such creations. This includes
Information the DSP may display to consumers (titles, names, etc.); and
Data about the commercial availability of such creations in the
The deal information includes data about when and where releases may be made available to consumers – which may be after the information about the releases and resources may be shown to consumers. This is especially important for (but not limited to) pre-orders.
In some cases, the record company creating or marketing a release may wish to not publish the “street day” of a release to consumers.
To support this, ERN 4.3 introduces a flag
DoNotDisplayDates into the visibility section of the
DealList composite. The absence of the
DoNotDisplayDates flag (or it being set to false) means that the DSP may show the date to consumers – subject to any commercial arrangements between record company and DSP).
Users of older standards will have to communicate this information outside of the