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.