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Release List

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content Manager to manage their copyrighted content.

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.
YouTube does not support per-territory metadata in the <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 <OriginalReleaseDate> for <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:
Video: Description <ReleaseDetailsByTerritory>
    [...]
    <MarketingComment>Official video for "A little bit of Foo" by Jonny and the Føøbars. Now also available on http://someothersite.abc/jonnyandthefoobars. Follow us on social media: http://socialmediasite.abc/jonnyandthefoobars.
    </MarketingComment>
    [...]
</ReleaseDetailsByTerritory>

Asset: Embedding a Sound Recording in the Music Video asset

<ReleaseDetailsByTerritory>
    [...]
    <RelatedRelease>
        <ReleaseId>
            <!-- This is the Audio ISRC. This will result in the SR asset in CMS  being linked to the MV asset. -->
                <ISRC>QZ6RS1712345</ISRC>
         </ReleaseId>
         <ReleaseRelationshipType>IsFromAudio</ReleaseRelationshipType>
    </RelatedRelease>
    [...]
</ReleaseDetailsByTerritory>
Video: Linking a custom thumbnail image to the YouTube Video <ReleaseDetailsByTerritory>
    [...]
    <ResourceGroup>
        <ResourceGroupContentItem>
            <ResourceType>Video</ResourceType>
            <ReleaseResourceReference ReleaseResourceType="PrimaryResource">A1</ReleaseResourceReference>
            <LinkedReleaseResourceReference LinkDescription="VideoScreenCapture">A2</LinkedReleaseResourceReference>
        </ResourceGroupContentItem>
    </ResourceGroup>
    [...]
</ReleaseDetailsByTerritory>

 

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