Works Licensing

DDEX's works standards provide a suite of messages that give a uniform mechanism to enable compies to request and to be granted licences for using the musical works that are embedded in Releases. The works licensing standards are typically used by DSPs and/or record companies to request licences work music rights societies and/or music publishers and for such societies and publishers to provide licences and/or licence rejections.
 
DDEX has also defined how to physically exchange such licence requests and grants, alongside supporting documentation, for the licensing of physical products in Canada.
 
Previous versions of the works licensing standards can be found here. Supporting standards used by the Release delivery standards can be found here.
Standard Version Downloads Comment
Musical Works Licensing
Message Suite Standard
2.1.2

Download the Corrigendum (.pdf)
Download the XML Schema (.zip)

This standard provides a corrigendum to version 2.1 of the
Musical Works Licensing Message Suite Standard.
Musical Works Licensing
Message Suite Standard
2.1

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

This standard provides a uniform mechanism that can
be used for the communication of Musical Work, Sound
Recording and Release-related information between music
industry value chain participants, to enable the efficient
data management of the licensing of Musical Works in
the context of electronic distribution..
Canadian Mechanical
Licensing Choreography
Standard
1.0

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

This standard provides a uniform mechanism for Record
Companies to apply for mechanical licences for physical
products released into the Canadian market from a Musical
Works Licensor and for such licences to be granted..