Identifiers for resources and releases and parties

DDEX supports the communication of different identifiers for different purposes. Below please find a table of permissible identifiers for some of the entities:

Sound Recordings

Videos

Releases

Parties

ISRC

ISRC

GRid

DPID

ISAN

ISRC (see below)

ISNI

V-ISAN

UPC

EAN

Catalogue Number(*)

Catalogue Number(*)

Catalogue Number(*)

ProprietrayId(*)

ProprietrayId(*)

 ProprietrayId(*)

ProprietrayId(*)

Entries marked with an asterisk are proprietary identifiers and therefore need to be accompanied by a namespace attribute,

Do not use an ISRC as a Release Identifier

In the past, ISRCs have been used to identify Releases that contain only one primary Resource (e.g. single track releases such as RIngtones):

<ReleaseId>
	<ISRC>BRBMG0300729</ISRC>
</ReleaseId>

In that case the code BRBMG0300729 is a "displaced identifier" (the identifier of the sole primary resource used as a proxy identifier for the Release). This use is being deprocated and the ISRC element may be removed from the ReleaseId composite in the future.