Can I update or delete my release via XML delivery?

Julie (Beatport) -

Yes, we currently support updates and takedowns via XML delivery.  Please see below for instructions on how to communicate this to Beatport.

Please update your current schema to include:

<album_action>insert</album_action>

<album_action>update</album_action>

<album_action>delete</album_action>

 


Here is the definition of each album action.

  • insert: Create a new product that does not exist on the Beatport store, or re-deliver a product with updated metadata and/or assets.
  • update: Automatically update existing metadata, audio, or artwork on a release or track on Beatport. This action will not work to update removed/hidden content. *PLEASE NOTE, this action will only work to update existing tracks on a release and cannot be used to ADD content/tracks to an existing release.
  • delete: Remove / take down a product. This action does not work on individual tracks, it will only work on a full release / album. Please contact contentsupport@beatport.com if you would like to take down individual tracks.


XML Examples:

insert:

<release>
<album_action>insert</album_action>
<aggregatorName></aggregatorName>
<labelName></labelName>
<UPC_EAN></UPC_EAN>
<catalogNumber></catalogNumber>
<coverArtFilename></coverArtFilename>
<releaseTitle></releaseTitle>
<releaseDescription></releaseDescription>
<releaseSalesType></releaseSalesType>


update:

<release>
<album_action>update</album_action>
<aggregatorName></aggregatorName>
<labelName></labelName>
<UPC_EAN></UPC_EAN>
<catalogNumber></catalogNumber>
<coverArtFilename></coverArtFilename>
<releaseTitle></releaseTitle>
<releaseDescription></releaseDescription>
<releaseSalesType></releaseSalesType>


delete:

<release>
<album_action>delete</album_action>
<aggregatorName></aggregatorName>
<labelName></labelName>
<UPC_EAN></UPC_EAN>
<catalogNumber></catalogNumber>
<coverArtFilename></coverArtFilename>
<releaseTitle></releaseTitle>
<releaseDescription></releaseDescription>
<releaseSalesType></releaseSalesType>

 

Please implement the following folder structure for all album actions when delivering content.

insert:

Label Name - CATALOG# - Release Date (YYYY-MM-DD)

update:

Label Name - CATALOG# - Release Date (YYYY-MM-DD) - REPLACEMENT or UPDATE

delete:

Label Name - CATALOG# - Release Date (YYYY-MM-DD) - TAKEDOWN or DELETE

 

*Any questions regarding the above can be directed to submissions@beatport.com

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