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Configurations for HFA Mechanical Licenses


Keeping track of the one- or two-character codes that HFA assigns to different configurations can be confusing. We have to apply a unique code for each configuration, including differentiation for singles and album-length forms, and often more obvious abbreviations are already taken. Below is a list of HFA's most frequently used configuration codes for our licenses, in alphabetical order.

Code   Name Description
     
T   Reel-to-Reel Tape  
     
07   Vinyl (Single)  
     
1A   10" Vinyl (Album)  
     
1S   10" Vinyl (Single)  
     
12   Vinyl (Single)  
     
2   LP and Tape  
     
CD   Compact Disc (CD)  
     
DC   Digital Compact Cassette (Album)
     
DT   Digital Audio Tape (Album)
     
JP   Digital Jukebox Play  
     
LP   12" Vinyl (Album)  
     
L1   Lyrics Display - General  
     
L2   Lyrics Display - Subscription Services  
     
L3   Lyrics Search  
     
L4   Lyrics Downloads  
     
L5   Lyrics - Portable Devices  
     
L6   Lyrics Usage As Defined Under Specific Licensee Agreement  
     
MS   MIDI (Single)  
     
PR   Piano Roll  
     
SD   Compact Disc (CD) (Single)  
     
UC   Mobile Phone Chip (Album)  
     
US   USB Flash Drive (Album)  
     
A2   2-Session Super Audio CD (SACD)/ Compact Disc (CD) (album) CD with an additional sound layer (two total) that is playable on SACD compatible players.
     
A3   3-Session SACD/5.1 Channel SACD/CD (Album) CD with two additional sound layers (three total) that are playable on SACD and SACD 5.1 Channel players.
     
CC   Computer Chip Pre-recorded music on computer chips used in products such as musical greeting cards or toys.
     
CL   Express Live CD Live performance CDs designed for distribution at a concert venue or via online mail order
     
CS   Cassette Tape Analog cassette.
     
CV   Use in RIAA Agreement-covered Services Digital configurations covered by the RIAA Agreement and similar subscription service agreements: limited digital downloads, LT and LU; and digital streaming configurations, S and SA.
     
DL   Express Live DPD Live performance DPD's (full-length permanent downloads) designed for distribution at a concert venue or via online order.
     
DP   Digital Phonorecord Delivery (DPD) (Album) Permanent digital download of an album.
     
DV   Audio-Only Digital Video Disc (DVD-A) DVD format designed for enhanced audio playback.
     
D1   2-Sessions Audio-Only DVD/CD Hybrid (Single) CD single with an additional sound layer (two total) that is playable on a DVD-Audio compatible player.
     
D2   2-Sessions Audio-Only DVD/CD Hybrid (Album) CD album with an additional sound layer (two total) that is playable on a DVD-Audio compatible player.
     
FX   Server Fixation Fixation of digital music files on a centralized server to enable electronic delivery to consumers (for example, a ringtone).
     
G1   Guitar Tablature Display, Download and Print Rights Form of musical notation that specifies guitar fingering.
     
LD   Local Delivery Covers electronic distribution of music files from central server to a local unit placed in a commercial setting, such as a digital jukebox in a bar.
     
LL   Licensed Play Covers a play of a music file from a local unit placed in a commercial setting, such as a digital jukebox in a bar.
     
LT   Time-Limited DPD Temporary digital downloads available on the user's hard drive for a limited period of time.
     
LU   Use-Limited DPD Temporary digital downloads available on the user's hard drive for a limited number of uses.
     
MA   MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) (Album) A standard for musical sound on electronic devices such as synthesizers and computers.
     
MB   Music Movement Musical products such as music boxes producing sound based on mechanical movement.
     
MC   Mini-Cassette A portable digital medium.
     
MD   Mini-Disc A portable digital medium.
     
MX   Maxi-Cassette (Single) Multiple track analog cassette single configuration.
     
PA   Payable Play A configuration associated with digital jukebox licenses.
     
PH   Phonic Ringtone Mono or polyphonic ringtones.
     
PL   Digital Pre-Load Single - Load Preloaded digital music files on a computer hard drive.
     
PM   Promotional Play A configuration associated with digital jukebox licenses.
     
PU   Digital Pre-Load Single - Unlock Consumer use of a digital music file that had been pre-loaded on a computer hard drive.
     
RB   Ringback Song heard by caller after the number is dialed , in place of the ringing signal. 
     
RT   Statutory Ringtone Statutory Ringtone under Section 115 and the attendant regulations.
     
RR   Pre-Recorded Ringtone Mastertone/clip ringtone.
     
S   Streaming (Single) Real-time transmission of a single music track over the Internet from a central server.
     
SA   Streaming (Album) Real-time transmission of an album music track over the Internet from a central server.
     
SC   Cassette (Single) Analog cassette single.
     
SL   Single A single released in an unidentified format.
     
SP   Digital Phonorecord Delivery (DPD) (Single) Permanent digital download of a single track.
     
SR   Statutory Roll-up Roll-up Configuration for Interactive Streaming & Limited Download Offerings under Section 115 and the attendant regulations.
     
SS   Super Audio CD (SACD) (Single) CD format designed for enhanced audio playback.
     
SU   SACD (Album) CD format designed for enhanced audio playback.
     
S2   2-Session SACD / CD (Single) CD with an additional sound layer that is playable on SACD compatible players.
     
S3   3-Session SACD/5.1 Channel SACD/ CD (Single) CD with two additional sound layers that are playable on SACD and SACD 5.1 channel players.
     

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