5.3 Definition of Blocks where Release Information is not Available

When Usages, Revenues or Sales are to be reported for Resources for which no information on the Release it is contained in has been previously made available, the following Records shall be communicated for each Block in this order.

  • One Record of type AS05 or AS06 describing the Resource including basic information of the underlying Work. The Message Sender may wish to split the information into two Records.
    The first Record, of type AS05, contains information regarding the Sound Recording, Video or other Resource, and the second Record, of type MW02, contains information about the Musical Work utilised. 

  • None, one or more Rights Controller Record providing information on one RightsController each. The RC01 Record shall point to the AS06 or MW02 Record detailing the Musical Work for which rights control information its provided. The information provided is to the best of the knowledge of the Message Sender. 

  • One or more Records providing Usage, Revenue or Sales figures of type SU01.02 or SU02.02. 
    The SU01.02/SU02.02 Records does not need to point to the Resource Record to which the Usage, Revenue or Sale transaction relates as this is implicit as the Block only contains one Resource Record.

The Blocks shall be preceded by one or more Summary Records SY01.02 SY12 (depending on the commercial model) for each type of use, commercial model and territory any Resource contained in the Sales Report Message has been traded under. It is permissible to communicate different types of Summary Records in a single sales/usage report.

It is recommended to provide the Summary Records in a logical order to aid human readability. This would typically mean that Summary Records of different types are not mixed. For example a sequence of SY01.02 SY01.02 SY12  meets this recommendation, whereas SY04.02 SY12 SY01.02 does not. 

The left-hand part of the Figure 2 below shows the case where Musical Work information is provided as part of the Resource Record AS06 and the right-hand part shows the case where Musical Work information is provided on an extra Record MW02.

Figure 1 – One Block  of Records when reporting Usages, Revenues or Sales for Audio Resources. 

The table below provides an overview of the order and cardinality of the Records to be used in this Profile. 

Record Type






SY01.02 or SY12


Also a combination of the Summary record types is allowed:

  • first all SY01.02 Records (if there are any)

  • then all SY12 Records (if there are any)




|   AS05 or AS06


If no (or only partial) musical work information is available, an AS06 Record should be used with the relevant Cells left empty.

If the Resource is based on only one musical work, AS06 shall be used. AS05 may only be used if the Resource is based on multiple musical works.

|   |   MW01


May only follow an AS05 record

|   |   | RC01


May follow either an MW02 or AS06 Record.

|   SU01.02 or SU02






Note: The table above contains two wrong references. Part 11 of DSR uses MW02 instead of MW01 and SU02.02 instead of SU02.