2.1 Introduction

This standard provides a standardised means for owners of Sound Recordings and Music Licensing Companies to efficiently exchange messages defined in the Recording Data and Rights Notification Standard and in the Recording Data and Rights Revenue Reporting Standard.

This specification allows for the secure transmission of information and caters for non-repudiation requirements to be met.

While the location and owner of the SFTP server is not defined herein (this is left to be agreed by the owners of Sound Recordings and Music Licensing Companies), the structure of the SFTP servers and names for files are defined by this standard.

At this stage, this standard does not address issues arising from data mismatches detected during the information exchange.