Sales and Usage Reporting

The sales and usage reporting standard provide a suite of messages that give a uniform mechanism to enable Licensees (typically Digital Service Providers) to report to Licensors (typically Music Rights Societies and/or Record Companies) sales and usage of Products based on Releases.  The standard is available in XML format and flat file format.

In addition the standards can be used to provide information regarding the revenue generated from the distribution of such Products, to the relevant Licensors of the Releases, the Sound Recordings and/or Music Audio-Visual Recordings (and other Resources) contained in the Releases and the Musical Works embodied in the Sound Recordings and/or Music Audio-Visual Recordings.

Finally, the DDEX has also defined how to physically exchange such reports using FTP.

Previous versions of the Released delivery standards can be found here. Supporting standards used by the Release delivery standards can be found here.

Standard Version Downloads Comment
Business Profile
Sales Reporting to
Music Rights Societies
1.0 Download the Standard (.pdf)
Download XML Sample files (.zip)
This standard defines how to report sales and usage
figures for thirteen common types of exploitations.
DSR Choreography
Standard
1.0 Download the Standard (.pdf) and Corrigendum (.pdf)
Download the Data Dictionary (.zip)
Download the XML Schema files (.zip) 
Download the WADL files (.zip) 
This standard utilises these two aspects – message
format and message exchange – for providing a
uniform mechanism for Licensees (typically
Digital Service Providers) to report to Licensors
(typically Music Rights Societies and/or Record
Companies) sales and usages of Products based on
Releases, as well as information regarding the revenue
generated from the distribution of such Products, to
the relevant Licensors of the Releases, the Sound
Recordings and/or Music Audio-Visual Recordings
(and other Resources) contained in the Releases and
the Musical Works embodied in the Sound Recordings
and/or Music Audio-Visual Recordings..
Digital Sales Reporting
Message Suite Standard
(XML Version)
4.1

Download the Standard (.pdf)
Download the Annex (.pdf)
View the Data Dictionary online
Download the Data Dictionary (.zip)
Download the XML Schema (.zip)
Release Notes

This standard provides a suite of messages that give a
uniform mechanism to enable Licensees (typically
Digital Service Providers) to report to Licensors (typically
Music Rights Societies and/or Record Companies) sales
of Products based on Releases, as well as information
regarding the revenue generated from the distribution
of such Products, to the relevant Licensors of the
Releases, the Sound Recordings and/or Music Audio-
Visual Record- ings (and other Resources) contained in
the Releases and the Musical Works embodied in the
Sound Recordings and/or Music Audio-Visual
Recordings. This standard also provides a uniform
invoice message to be sent by a Licensor to a Licensee.
Digital Sales Reporting 
Message Suite Standard
(Flat file Version)
2.1

Download the Standard (.pdf)
Download the Data Dictonary (.zip)
Release Notes

This standard defines the Flat File Profile of the Digital
Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard. DDEX has
developed, in parallel to this standard, an XML versions
of the Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard
(which is a superset of this flayt file version).