OP (Original Publisher): An entity that originates and in most cases owns the rights to content
SP (Sub-Publisher): An entity that represents the content of an OP this is referred to in the platform as Agent
OP/SP: In some instances we have accounts that both are OP (creating and distributing their own works) & SP (representing third parties works in their territories)


Track: An audio asset that must be attached to an album
Album: A collection of tracks and other assets
Labels: A label or library or albums associated to one or multiple publishers.
Versions: A designated mechanic for assign attributes to tracks to determine the variation that they are from the main version
Styles: An Album level hierarchy for grouping albums in a single level tree structure
Categories: A hierarchical tree structure that defines how tracks are grouped.
Keyword groups: Synonyms that can be used to extend search terms in free text searches
Ingestion: The process we use to consume new content into the system. This requires master audio, high res artwork and a structured metadata file for all albums
Label Order: A configurable preferred order of labels
Boosting: The ability to increase or decrease the result score for a track in searching
Import: Bulk upload/overwrite of existing content
Field Settings: Enables/Disables CODE and ATTRIBUTE fields on labels, album and tracks


Right holders 
Right holders: Writer, Artist or Publisher records associated with a work/track.
Shares: Owner and collection shares belonging to a Right holder
Affiliation: The right holder’s collecting society. Otherwise referred to as Society


Members: Users who have approved access to the search system
Member Groups: Members with shared download settings
Agents: Agents refer to businesses that represent content in another territory
Admin users: Users of the Harvest Media platform with user access rights
Global user: Owner of the account and usually the System User. Has access to all account features and receives all notifications form the system


Region controls 
GEO IP: Using IP information to identify the location of a visit
Region: An assigned group of countries or a single country that can be used to determine both the Labels that can be accessed by a member but also Labels that are available to guests using GEO IP when they arrive at the site. Additionally Regions can be used to control content for a member and determine default language for the user. All members must be assigned one Region.
Region content:

Region controls extend to:

  • Members
  • Web content
  • Styles
  • Categories

Rules used to assign and control access to content on an automated basis. This can include:

  • IP address (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Registrant email domain (stop or go)
Region Modes:
Auto-detect:  Determined by GEO-IP
Force:  Member is forced to select 


Apps: API based connectors to allow account access to the platform for additional solutions. These also allow designated access to web content each specific integration.
Email templates: Specific emails where the subject and body that can be edited
Global Email template: The email ‘wrapper’ or design that is used by all email templates
2FA Admin access: Two Factor Authentication – requires users to login with an access code as well as credentials.
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