2.1 Introduction

The message defined in this standard provides a mechanism for Licensees (typically Digital Service Providers) to report to Rights Controllers (typically Music Rights Societies, Music Licensing Companies, Music Publishers and/or Record Companies) Royalties based on usages of musical Releases that took place in counties where there is a contractual link between Message Sender and Message Recipient (e.g. the US and Canada) to report royalties in addition to usage/sales figures.

This Profile is not intended to be used for “notices of intent” or “statutory rate” type of usages which (specifically in the case of streaming royalties) require a different data set to work out the royalty.