iTunes Package Music Specification Update

July 27, 2017

iTunes Package Music Specification 3.4.1 includes the following updates:

  • Updated Artist Guidelines. We want you to deliver Band Member metadata with your deliveries, and have enhanced our guidelines to include a list of recommended roles. Learn more about Artist and Contributor Roles.
  • Track Level Original Release Date. The <original_release_date> tag can now be used at the track level, in addition to the album level.
  • Metadata Lookup Addition. Transporter users now receive four new fields when using Lookup Metadata mode: content-review-date, curated-artist, content-hiding-reason, and open-content-tickets. The fields are found in read_only blocks of the returned metadata, at playlist, song and artist level.

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