Claim Detail Message Suite

The text of the Claim Detail Message Suite (CDM) standard with detailed explanations and advise about how to go about an implementation is available on the knowledge base.

The CDM standard messages enable the communication of metadata about right claims in musical works and invoice calculations relating to those claims and also enables the identification of any discrepancies identified in that claim information. The messages are usually exchanged between an owner or administrator of rights in musical works and a digital music service provider (DSP).

The CDM standard has several parts to it. Some of these parts describe elements of the standard that are common to all implementations of the CDM standard. These are:

  • Part 1 – Architecture
  • Part 2 – Record Type Definitions

The other parts specify the message formats. These message formats are known as CDM profiles. These are:

  • Part 3 – Basic Claim Detail Message for Musical Works
  • Part 4 – Reporting Record Discrepancies
  • Part 5 – Reporting Overclaim Discrepancies

Part 3 in turn contains, four profiles that can be used to set out the claim each owner or administrator is making in respect of the musical works identified in the DSR or equivalent message received from the DSP by the owner or administrator. These profile messages also contain all the calculation details behind the individual and aggregate royalty claim being made by each owner or administrator to a level of detail that the DSP can carry out suitable analysis. The Part 4 profile enables a DSP to communicate discrepancies that it has detected, or believes to have detected (other than overclaims) and Part 5 enables a DSP to communicate overclaim discrepancies that it has detected, or believes to have detected.

A slide presentation overview of the CDM standard is available here.

You do not have to be a member of DDEX to implement the standards. Anyone can implement any of them once they have taken out a DDEX Implementation Licence. Information about the Licence is available here and the application form is available here.

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