Technical Standards

ONIX

ONIX for RROs
Submitted by James on Tue, 01/06/2010 - 15:29

The IFRRO Board designated  ONIX for RROs as the preferred message format for IFRRO members and commissioned it specifically from EDiTEUR.  So far two messages have been developed: ONIX for Repertoire (ONIX-RP)and ONIX for Distribution (ONIX-DS).  They have the potential to significantly help RROs to simplify and streamline the transfer of distribution and repertoire data between each other and to rightsholders.  

ONIX-RP is designed to allow the sharing of "repertoire" information between RROs, a repertoire being the definition of a set of resources to which a specific set of rights or permissions relate. In other words, ONIX-RP allows RROs to share with each other the mandates that they hold from rightsholders.

ONIX-DS is designed to allow the sharing of "distribution" information between RROs. Distribution is the process by which revenues are allocated by an RRO. A distribution message therefore typically accompanies a payment, and informs the recipient of the elements that make up the payment. Essentially, ONIX-DS is a specialised "sales reporting message", for reporting on transactions in delegated rights.