MusicalWorkClaimRequestMessage allows a licensee to request information on musical work(s) from a licensor. In this example a record company requests information from a music publisher..
When creating the request, a requestor should include as much information as they have, and in particular should include as many identifiers as they have to aid efficient identification of the entities by the recipient.
MessageHeader (see line 5) is used to provide basic information about the message itself, and is very similar to the
MessageHeader used in all DDEX's XML messages.
PartyList (see line 18) is used to describe any and all parties (typically writers and publishers) that the licensor has knowledge of who have an interest in the musical-work(s).
A licensor will typically not have authoritative information on writer and publisher information. In this case, five parties are listed, four individuals and one company. Each of these parties comes with his/its name and a series of identifiers. The
PartyReferences are used to link these individuals, or groups, to works, sound recordings or releases.
WorkList (see line 42) is used to detail the works that the licensee is requesting information on. The licensor should include as much information as it has on the musical work(s).
A licensor will typically not have authoritative information on musical works but it may well help the message recipient in its work to identify the appropriate work (there are, after all, many works called “She loves you”).
For each work the information available to the label are provided, including writer information using the
Sound Recordings and/or Videos
ResourceList (see line 63) is used to detail sound recordings and music videos which encapsulate the musical-works listed above.
Licensors (particularly labels) will often have authoritative information on sound-recordings and videos.
Note, that each sound recording references (at least) one work using the
ReleaseList (see line 86) is used to detail releases which include the sound-recordings and/or videos listed above.
Licensors (particularly labels) will often have authoritative information on releases.
Note, that each release references (at least) one sound recording or video using the
RequestList (see line 110) is used to confirm the works for which a claim request is being made (though in practise this is likely to be all the works contained in the
It is also possible to provide a Condition (for example to narrow the claim request to a specific Rights Type or date).