6.1 Concurrent Deals

As indicated above, a DSP usually receives, for each Resource or Release that is part of a Catalogue Transfer, a take-down notice for a specific point in time from the Relinquishing Rights Controller or Relinquishing Aggregator/Distributor, and a new Deal from the Acquiring Rights Controller or Acquiring Aggregator/Distributor. This new Deal should ideally start at the same moment in time as the old Deal ends (e.g. by using the following datetime codes: 2020-06-30T24:00:00+00:00 in the take-down notice and 2020-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 in the new Deal) - assuming that the DSP supports such timed Deals.

However, some DSPs may require that there is an overlap of the old and new Deal for a short period of time (e.g. a week) to be able to efficiently effect a Catalogue Transfer. Conversely, some DSPs would consider such concurrent Deals to be an overclaim and, thus, may take down the content as a precaution or stop any relevant payments to the sound recording Rights Controller.

When determining which approach to take, the Relinquishing Rights Controller or Aggregator/Distributor, the Acquiring Rights Controller or Aggregator/Distributor, and the DSP shall consider that it is preferable to manage overclaims than to lose content availability or content metadata on a live service.