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Figure 1 shows the choreography of processes that the Flat File Variant of the Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite enables. Table 1 summarises the point in the relevant business processes when the message is sent. The table also indicates who sends the message to whom.

The use of the Acknowledgement Message as defined in this standard is optional and the invoice message, although shown in Figure 1 and Table 1 is not defined in this standard.


Figure 1 – Choreography of the Flat File Variant of the Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard

 

Table 1 – Messages in the Flat File Variant of the Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard

Message NameInitiating EventSenderRecipient

Sales Report Message

Usage or sale of Releases, and/or the generation of revenues related to the usage or sale of Releases

Licensee, typically a DSP

Works Licensor (typically a Music Rights Society or Licensor) or Release Creator, typically a Record Company or Music Licensing Company

Acknowled-gement Message
(optional)

Automated acknowledgement of receipt of a Sales Report Message file; the acknowledgement message does not acknowledge the validity or quality of the Sales Report Message file(s) received.

This message is optional.

If a Sales Report is communicated in multiple files, one Acknowledgement Message should be sent for each file.

Works Licensor (typically a Music Rights Society or Music Publisher) or Release Creator, typically a Record Company or Music Licensing Company

Licensee (typically a DSP)

Invoice Message
(out of scope)

Invoice in reply to the Sales Report Message; the invoice message is out of scope for this standard.

Works Licensor (typically a Music Rights Society or Licensor) or Release Creator, typically a Record Company or Music Licensing Company

Licensee (typically a DSP)

Note that the Record Types of the Sales Report Message are defined in two places: Common Record Types are defined in this standard whereas all other Record Types are defined in separate standards.

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