International Standard Recording Code
ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international
identification system for sound recordings and music video
recordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a
specific recording which is assigned as its digital fingerprint.
ISRCs provide the means to track and identify recordings and are
used widely by digital services and retailers.
ISRC system is the key to royalty collection for recordings in the
digital information age. ISRC is a unique, reliable, international
identification system. ISRC provides a unique tool for the purpose
of rights administration, and is a useful identification system in
the electronic distribution of music. ISRC coding is compatible
with standards developed in the field of consumer electronics and
is readable by hardware already used in the recording industry.
ISRC is cost effective - it can be put into operation without
requiring special investment in equipment or technologies. The ISRC
consists of twelve characters representing country (2 characters),
registrant (3 characters), year of reference (2 digits) and
designation (5 digits).
Frequently Asked Questions
ISRC Registrant Code Application
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