Releases - Audio Album Profile
For Audio Album feeds, the
<ReleaseList> defines the releases that can be made from the resources in this message. Each available release is represented by a
<Release> element with a unique release reference.
Each Audio Album feed must contain two types of releases:
- At least one release with a
<ReleaseType>of Album. For each of these releases an album playlist will be created (assuming the relevant rights). YouTube uses some of the
<Release>metadata to create the Art Tracks for the sound recording resources; see Creating Art Tracks from DDEX files for details.
- For each track, a release with a
<ReleaseType>of TrackRelease. Since YouTube streams tracks one at a time, only deals that are linked to TrackReleases are considered for YouTube Red. YouTube does not use any metadata from TrackReleases.
<ReleaseList>. If the message includes multiple versions of the metadata for a release, YouTube uses only the version that appears first in the message.
Art Track Ownership
YouTube determines the ownership for Art Tracks based on the
<OriginalReleaseDate>. If you specify an
<TerritoryCode>Worldwide</TerritoryCode>, YouTube uses that date; if you only specify an
<OriginalReleaseDate> for specific territories, YouTube uses the earliest release date across territories. If you don't include any
<OriginalReleaseDate>, YouTube uses December 31 of the
<Year> specified in the
<PLine> element for the track, or the
<PLine> for the album if the track doesn't have one.
Releases - Single Resource Release Profile
For Single Resource feeds, all Releases in the
<ReleaseList> must have a ReleaseType of SingleResourceRelease. These releases are used for linking Content ID dealterms to the
<SoundRecording>. YouTube does not use any metadata from these releases.
Releases - Video Single Profile
According to the Video Single profile, each feed must contain two types of releases:
- One release with a
<ReleaseType>of VideoSingle. This release type is not used by YouTube.
- One release with a
<ReleaseType>of VideoTrackRelease. Since YouTube streams tracks one at a time, only deals that are linked to VideoTrackRelease are processed. YouTube also uses this release for the following:
Asset: Embedding a Sound Recording in the Music Video asset
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