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6.4.8.1 Preview Dates for Releases and TrackReleases

The four preview dates (ReleasePreviewStartDate, TrackListingPreviewStartDate, CoverArtPreviewStartDate and and ClipPreviewStartDate) shall be provided with a date earlier than the date at which the Release becomes available to consumers. can be linked to an album Release as well as a TrackRelease.

If a preview is provided, for the same Resources, on both album Release as well as a TrackRelease level, the date provided on the TrackRelease level shall prevail.

If, for example, a TrackRelease has a TrackListingPreviewStartDate that is later then the TrackListingPreviewStartDate of the album, then the track corresponding to the TrackRelease, must not appear in the album’s track listing until the TrackRelease’s TrackListingPreviewStartDate has passed. 

The same applies to datetime elements.

6.4.8.2 Album-level Preview Dates for Streaming Deals

To communicate preview dates in a streaming-only scenario (where no Dealis provided for the album Release), the Release Distributor that wishes to display the album Release shall make use of the preview dates from the TrackReleasesfor the Resources that make up that album Release.

If conflicting preview dates for ReleasePreviewStartDate and CoverArtPreviewStartDate are provided, the Release Distributor may use the earliest date.

The same applies to datetime elements.

6.4.8.3 Absence of Preview Dates

If no Deal containing any of the four preview datetimes is found, the Release Distributor shall use the earliest StartDateTime from the Deals for the corresponding country as the relevant preview datetime.

This means that as soon as a Release without any preview datetime may be made available to consumers, all relevant data and all relevant Resources also may be shown to consumers.

The same applies to datetime elements.