Recording Information Notification (RIN)

Recording Information Notification (RIN) was developed to be integrated into studio equipment and software platforms, including Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) manufacturers, to enable their users to capture and store essential metadata. This metadata can then be communicated do any organisation in the music value chain that needs it, along with audio files that the metadata relates to. Because it is a DDEX standard the metadata contained in a RIN message will be interoperable with all the other DDEX standards used to communicate data along the music value chain. 

The most recent version of the RIN to be published is RIN 2.1.

The text of the RIN standard can be found here.

Remember, at least before going live with an implementation, you will need to take out a DDEX Implementation Licence. Information about the Implementation Licence can be found here and the application form is available here.

General explanation of RIN

This section provides an explanation of the purpose and structure of RIN and some background information about how it came to be developed.

Detailed implementation guidance and best practice

This section provides access to a large range of articles under different subject headings, about all aspects of RIN. This section of the knowledge base is searchable.

Current data dictionaries for RIN

Here is a link for the data dictionaries for RIN.

Choreography for RIN messages

This section provides an explanation of the choreography associated with RIN.

Sample Snippets for RIN messages

These sample snippets of parts of the RIN message provide further support in understanding how RIN messages should be constructed.

Past versions of RIN

Gain access to the most recent past version of RIN. However, DDEX strongly advises that you implement RIN 2.1 wherever possible.