Revenue and IndirectValue

The DSR standard has a number of cells to communicate monetary values from a DSP to a licensor. Two of these are Revenue and IndirectValue

The former, Revenue, is for any money that the consumer has paid to get access to the content. This may be a subscription fee or the amount paid for a download. This cell may also contain revenue generated from adverts if such revenues are directly linked to a consumer action such as taking out a subscription. 

The latter, IndirectValue (it used to be called IndirectRevenue in an earlier version of the DSR standard), is for any monetary value credited to the DSP’s service that cannot directly be linked to a consumer action. Examples include revenues derived from the sale of tickets to live events, or from the sale of advertisements, sponsorships, brand placements or other ad partnerships targeted to live events. It also includes cases where such generated monetary values are not based on direct revenue (e.g. where a DSP needs to report a (monetary) value that was generated independently from the distribution of music).

IndirectValue must not be used for communicating any other monetary value such as costs, royalties, etc.

The contract between licensee and licensor will typically define which amounts should be reported in which field.