We're excited to preview our DDEX-powered SoundExchange integration which brings the power of DDEX to independent rightsholders via TuneRegistry. This will result in TuneRegistry facilitating the most accurate and comprehensive and seamless submission of repertoire to SoundExhcnage. To ensure this meets your needs while leaving you in control of your data, we will be doing additional testing. During this period you will see changes in our Recording and Release modules.
What is DDEX
Digital Data Exchange, LLC (DDEX) is a not-for-profit, membership organization that is focused on the creation of music data standards and allows the communication of metadata between various parties. The messaging standards that we’ve incorporated as part of this integration with SoundExchange Will be used to communicate your Release metadata and DDEX RDR-N v1.4 which will be leveraged to communicate your Recording metadata on your behalf to SoundExchange.
What To Expect
Implementing DDEX standards in our SoundExchange repertoire submission process required us to make changes to our Recording and Release modules. The majority of changes were technical in nature and will have little to no impact on your experience, however, the adjustments within the Recording module resulted in a number of improvements you will notice and also included the long-requested ability to split master ownership of sound recordings.
Steps That Need to be taken.
Its important to note that all Recording, and release repertoire previously submitted through TuneRegistry will need to be resubmitted using this new process if you haven't submitted them separately. By us leveraging DDEX standards, this ensures that all repertoire data submitted moving forward will be successfully ingested into SoundExchange and visible within your SoundExchange portal. To assist you we've withdrawn all Recording and Release registrations which were previously submitted through our system, enabling you to make any adjustments necessary to these records and submit your repertoire directly to SoundExchange.
The first step in this process will be setting up your label entity or entities for DDEX communication. This can be done in a few ways.
During the period in which we are further evaluating this exciting new feature you will be able to begin the configuration process, however, support will not be fulfilling these requests until after the feature has been made available for use. Once this feature has been made available support will work these requests within the order in which they were received and will provide you with additional instructions via our normal channels.