This Profile of version 3.0 of the Flat File Variant has been developed in response to concerns regarding the file size and computational complexity of the XML Variant, and will lead to reduced implementation and running cost for Licensees and Licensors for user-generated content where the Message Sender either has, or has not, received a claim for a sound recording from the owner of that sound recording (the “master” Recording).
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Finally Annexes A provides some examples.
3 Normative References
4 Terms and Abbreviations
The terms and abbreviations used in DDEX. Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard (Version 3.0) - Part 1: Architecture of the Flat File Variant. also apply to this Standard.
5 Broadcast Reporting Profile
To indicate that a Sales/Usage Report is created in accordance with this Variant, the
Profile Cell in the
HEAD Record shall contain the value
BroadcastReportingProfile and the
ProfileVersion Cell shall contain the value
The following Records shall be communicated for each Block in this order:
- None or one Release Record
- One Sound Recording Record
AS01followed by one or more Musical Work Records
MW01.01or one Sound Recording Record
AS02.01. The Sound Recording Record is the Record against which any sales/usage figure is provided.
- For each
AS02.01Record: One or more Sales/Usage Records
The Blocks shall be preceded by one or more Summary Record
SY08 for each Broadcast Channel and Rights Controller to whom the Sales Report Message is addressed, to provide information on Usage, Revenue or Sales allocated to that Rights Controller according to the calculations made by the Message Sender.
Figure 1 – Two Blocks of Records when Reporting Broadcasts
The table below provides an overview of the order and cardinality of the Records to be used in this Profile.
|Record Type||Cardinality ||Comment|
|1|| If no (or partial) musical work information is available, an |
May only follow an
|1-n||There shall be one |
Annex A (informative) Examples
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