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ERN 4.2 saw the introduction of two composites that enable a record company to signal to DSPs the date on which they may show to consumers the existence of an album which is to be released at some point in the future. These composites include the album’s track listing or cover art, etc: ReleaseVisibility and TrackReleaseVisibility (The functionality to signal such dates existed, in principle, in older versions but was implemented in a different structure.)

In ERN 4.3, record companies can, in addition, signal to DSPs in which territory or territories such visibility dates apply. This allows record companies to provide multiple and different visibility dates for different countries. If, for example, an album’s track listing may be shown, in the US from 1st June, in Mexico from 1st July and 1st August 2022 in the rest of the world, the following XML would need to be used:

 

<ReleaseList>
	<Release>
		[...]
		<ReleaseVisibilityReference>V1</ReleaseVisibilityReference>
		<ReleaseVisibilityReference>V2</ReleaseVisibilityReference>
		<ReleaseVisibilityReference>V3</ReleaseVisibilityReference>
		[...]
	</Release>
</ReleaseList>

<DealList>
	[...]
	<ReleaseVisibility>
		<VisibilityReference>V1</VisibilityReference>
		<TerritoryCode>US</TerritoryCode>
		<FullTrackListingPreviewStartDateTime>2022-06-01</FullTrackListingPreviewStartDateTime>
	</ReleaseVisibility>
	<ReleaseVisibility>
		<VisibilityReference>V2</VisibilityReference>
		<TerritoryCode>MX</TerritoryCode>
		<FullTrackListingPreviewStartDateTime>2022-07-01</FullTrackListingPreviewStartDateTime>
	</ReleaseVisibility>
	<ReleaseVisibility>
		<VisibilityReference>V3</VisibilityReference>
		<ExcludedTerritoryCode>US</ExcludedTerritoryCode>
		<ExcludedTerritoryCode>MX</ExcludedTerritoryCode>
		<FullTrackListingPreviewStartDateTime>2022-08-01</FullTrackListingPreviewStartDateTime>
	</ReleaseVisibility>
	[...]
</DealList>
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