Adopting DSR

There are a number of reasons for adopting the use of one (or more) of the DSR profiles, including:

  • Since the current DSR was published in 2016, all the profiles have been adopted by a large number of companies operating in the digital music industry;

  • The experiences of those who have implemented the various profiles show that DSR is easy to understand, read and implement;

  • Because DSR allows for the reporting on several different business models and/or territories in a single profile, it provides business flexibility and avoids multiple repetition of data;

  • The profiles include a richer set of data points than past versions of DSR, particularly identifiers for parties, to enable the provision of enriched information;

  • All DSR profiles combine release, resource and musical work data with sales/usage data into self-contained “blocks” that can be processed independently from one another, even during creation or ingestion;

  • The relatively simple structure of the profiles reduces the cost of development, maintenance and operation; and

  • The logic upon which the profiles are based allows them (and, critically, their implementations) to be easily adapted and developed to meet changing reporting requirements.