Pandora Delivery Provider Minimal Requirements

Messages that do not comply to these requirements will not be processed and are not subject to any timeliness guarantees. DDEX terms can be found in the DDEX Data Dictionary. This is current as of 2016-08-22.
 

Pandora will only accept deliveries meeting all of the following criteria:
 

Regarding the DDEX ERN (Electronic Release Notification) standard:

  • Accepted ERN versions: 3.8.2, 3.8.1, 3.7.1, 3.4.1, and 3.2.

  • Accepted ERN ReleaseType values: Album or Single for the release-level Release; and TrackRelease for the track-level Release.

  • Accepted ERN Release Profiles: none, AudioAlbum, or AudioSingle (as declared in ReleaseProfileVersionId and matching the ReleaseType).

  • Every message must validate against the declared schema for one of the above versions and one of the above profiles. Validate your XML before delivering tests to Pandora. 

  • Well-formed XML as per W3C recommendation.


Regarding Values in the ERN:

  • Every delivered release must contain a globally unique and valid UPC.

  • Every track must have a valid ISRC, unique to the master recording. Internal identifiers are not a substitute.

  • Every message must contain an accurate MessageHeader containing a MessageSender.

  • All MessageSender elements must include a registered DPID. Internal identifiers are not a substitute.

  • If delivering for a third party, every message must contain an accurate MessageHeader containing a SentOnBehalfOf.

  • All SentOnBehalfOf elements must include a registered DPID. Internal identifiers are not a substitute.

  • All MessageRecipient elements must include Pandora’s DPID, which is PADPIDA20140404055. More MessagerHeader details here.

  • Accurate territorial rights in the DealList. Worldwide rights will be interpreted to include every territory unless specifically excluded.

  • Precise values in the DealList's CommercialModelType and UseType, specific to Pandora's service. The "AsPerContract" value is not acceptable. See examples here.

  • Only English character sets are accepted at this time.
     

Regarding the audio file format:

  • Valid and playable FLAC audio files.

 

Regarding the Choreography:

  • Delivery via SFTP to servers that Pandora will make a reasonable effort to provide.

  • Delivery adhering to DDEX ECHO ERN choreography version 1.6, SFTP Batch Profile. More details here.


Setting Up to Deliver Content to Pandora