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This This Profile is for reporting all audio-only Usage, Revenue or Sales not listed in any other Part of the Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard elsewhere in this standard. This Profile is also for reporting Usage, Revenue or Sales for music videos.

The default variant for reporting audio-only Usage, Revenue or Sales in accordance with this standard is defined in Clause 5.2 which allows reporting Usage, Revenue or Sales for Releases that have been distributed. In some cases, however, a Release Distributor may only have information about a distributed Resource (but no information about the Release on which it was released). Such Usage, Revenue or Sales may be reported as defined in Clause 5.3 of this Profile. It is permissible to combine Blocks in accordance with Clauses 5.2 and 5.3 of this Profile in a single Sales/Usage Report. To indicate that a Sales/Usage Report is created in accordance with Clauses 5.2 and/or 5.3 of this with Clauses 5.2 or 5.3 of this Profile standard, the Profile Cell in the HEAD Record shall contain the value BasicAudioProfile. 

There are some circumstances where, however, the "hierarchical" format defined in Clauses 5.2 and 5.3 is too complex. Instead, reporting would better be done in a format that collapses all Records in a Block into a single, albeit very long, Record. This "Single-Record Block Variant" of the Basic Audio Profile is defined in Clause 5.4. While simplifying implementations, the Single-Record Block Variant significantly increases the amount of data communicated because (i) some data is repeated multiple times and (ii) the Single-Record Block Variant cannot be used to communicate different Sales Contexts as defined in Part 1 of this standard (i.e. different use types, commercial model types and territories) in a single Sales/Usage Report. To indicate that a Sales/Usage Report is created in accordance with Clause 5.4  of this Profile standard, the Profile Cell in the HEAD Record shall contain the value BasicAudioProfileSRB.

The ProfileVersion Cell shall contain the value 1.1 1.the Profile Cell in the HEAD Record shall contain the value BasicAudioProfile and the ProfileVersion Cell shall contain the value 1.2.

The Record Types referenced herein are defined in Part 8 of the standard.