6.19.2 Common rules for life cycle changes

Common rules for life cycle changes are:

  1. New deal terms received in an update NewReleaseMessage completely replace all existing deals for the release, effective on the MessageCreatedDate of the NewReleaseMessage;

  2. As such, record companies or distributors must always supply an explicit list of all valid deals for each release in each new NewReleaseMessage. If existing deals remain valid, they must be included in that new NewReleaseMessage; and

  3. All life cycle changes are communicated for a specific release or set of releases.