All resources are referenced from a Release in the
ReleaseResourceReferenceList. This list is, however, only a "bill of material" it does not state how the resources make up the release. This is done in the
ResourceGroup structure. It is therefore mandatory to include all resources into the
ResourceGroup, together with the indicator whether a resource is "primary" or a "secondary"
Therefore the answer to the question is "yes" – even for "flat" Releases such as singles.
Even if a sender or recipient cannot handle hierarchies as their internal (and consumer-facing systems), they need help in mapping hierarchical information to a flat structure. The same applies to he ability to express releases with multiple levels of
ResourceGroups. The table below lists the number of
ResourceGroup typical releases may have:
|Type of Release||Number of |
for Main Releases
|Number of |
|Single||2 (Release level + Resource Level)||1|
|Album||2 (Release level + Resource Level)||1|
|Album with multiple Disks||3 (Release level + Disk Level + Resource Level)||1|
|Album with multiple Disks of two sides||4 (Release level + Disk Level + Side Level + Resource Level)||1|
|Classical Album||2+ (the exact number depends on the hierarchy of works contained in the release (see Table 3 in Clause 5.2.5 Classical Album of the Release Profile Standard)||1|