2.1 Introduction

The message defined in this standard provides a uniform mechanism for the declaration of revenues generated from the usage of Releases and/or Resources to owners or administrators of Rights in Sound Recordings or Music Videos. As such this standard has been developed to be used by Music Licensing Companies to report revenues to other Music Licensing Companies or record companies. This standard supports the communication of revenues and other amounts generated by Music Licensing Companies representing Performers as well as Producers.

The message defined herein is a flat-file replacement for the XML-formatted DeclarationOfRevenue message defined in version 1.4 (and earlier) of the Music Licensing Company Message Suite and Choreography Standard. DDEX has decided to deprecate this XML message in the future and replace it with the flat-file format defined herein.