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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.

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

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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.