1 Introduction

This standard was developed by the member organisations of the Digital Data Exchange, LLC (DDEX) and provides a suite of messages that give a uniform mechanism for companies such as record companies, digital and mobile service providers (DSPs) and others to request information about a Musical Work and its Right Shares from owners (or agents of owners) of such Right Shares and for the owners (or agents) to provide such information back.

Any organisation wishing to implement this (or any other DDEX Standard) is required to apply for an Implementation Licence. The terms of the licence and an application form can be found here and here.