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, audio-visual rights societies, Music Licensing Companies, Music Publishers and/or Record Companies) Usage, Revenue or Sales from the exploitation of Products based on electronic Releases containing Audio-Visual Recordings which may embody Musical Works, non-musical Works and/or other Resources and/or for which Cues are being provided.