PLAYERS TO ADOPT TO DDEX STANDARDS

Major Digital Music Players are set to adopt DDEX standards in the future. In all, eighteen companies have announced plans to adopt the DDEX standards as a strategic measure, including EMI Music, The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), Nokia, The Orchard, PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited), PRS for Music, Rhapsody(TM) International, RightsFlow, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), Societe Civile des Producteurs Phonographiques (SCPP), Societe des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), Sony DADC Digital Services, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

These organizations will be the first to extensively deploy DDEX standards commercially, leading to reduced costs and improved efficiency in communicating data and content with business partners in the supply chain. In addition, there are dozens of companies embarking on initial implementations of the standards, with DDEX having issued nearly 200 implementation licences in the last twelve months.

"DDEX has now come of age," Kirit Joshi, Chair of the DDEX Board, said. "Over the last year, our membership has grown significantly, there is considerably more engagement on the critical details of standards development, and companies across the music industry have made important steps to standardize the full scope of their digital supply chain by incorporating DDEX specifications into their operations. Implementations are the key to DDEX's success and we look forward to further growing the number of companies adopting its standards."

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