A company that sends or receives DDEX messages on behalf of other companies. Aggregators enable smaller companies to participate in the DDEX ecosystem.
A Deal is what transforms a Release into a product. A Deal states how a Release may be made available to consumers.
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File Transfer Protocol; A protocol to exchange files (e.g. XML files or Resource files) via the internet.
A collection of Resources, combined with a deal that is marketed or sold as a commodity.
A collection of one or more Resources that, together, make a tradeable collection. For more, see http://ddex.net/dd/dd_ERN35_DSR41_MWL21/dd/ddex_Release.html.
The individual assets that make up a Release. Typical Resources are sound recordings, video clips and cover art images. For more, see http://ddex.net/dd/dd_ERN35_DSR41_MWL21/dd/ddex_Resource.html.
A modern set of web technologies that allow small pieces of information, typically in the form of XML files, to be exchanged. Augmented with FTP they can be used to communicate Releases along the music supply chain.
eXtensible Markup Language; a set of rules for encoding documents in machine-readable form.