Deliver an album

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

When you deliver sound recordings that comprise an album, you should include all of the recordings together in one delivery batch. YouTube creates a playlist based on the album.

  • In a DDEX file, the Resource List should have one element with the <ResourceType> of Album and multiple elements with the <ResourceType> of TrackRelease, one for each track on the album.

  • In an Art Track spreadsheet, create a row for each track on the album.

Include all tracks on an album even when you don't own the rights to all of the sound recordings, such as on a compilation. Provide the metadata (such as titles, artist names, and ISRC) for tracks you don't own, but omit ownership data (the DDEX <DealTerms>, or track_territory_start_dates in a spreadsheet) for the track. You also don't need to deliver the media files for tracks you don't own.
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