Best Practices for Catalogue Transfers
The Best Practices for Catalogue Transfers was created in order to assist a company relinquishing a catalogue of sound recordings, music videos and/or Releases and other companies effected by that process, which would include the company acquiring such catalogues and any DSPs that already offer the content from the transferred catalogue who wish to make the transfer as smooth as possible. The intention is that the process should take place with minimal disruption for all the parties, including consumers.
The text of the Best Practices for Catalogue Transfers can be found here.
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This section provides a general explanation of the purpose of MEAD and what sort of data can be communicated using the standard.
This section provides an explanation of the choreography of Best Practices for Catalogue Transfers.
This section provides a sample mapping table used in the Best Practices for Catalogue Transfers.