ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the globally recognized standard numbering system for audio and music video recordings. It comprises a 12-digit alphanumeric code and functions as a universal identification number for each sound recording.

ISRC codes are primarily used to identify and catalog individual songs (tracks) on an album. The ISRC allows you to get paid for digital music sales by ensuring that your royalties are tracked properly. ISRC codes are necessary to sell your individual tracks via iTunes and other online music distributors. They are also required for any songs that you plan to offer for streaming on Spotify and other streaming services.

Similarly, you need to get ISRC codes in order to have your songs participate in the Billboard charts. In order to have a chance at making the Billboard music charts, your release must be registered with SoundScan using your ISRC codes for the individual tracks. If you do not register then your sales figures are not counted, and you remain invisible to the system.

ISRC Codes are also used to identify videos and spoken word recordings such as audio books, sermons, and training programs.

REGISTRATION TYPE:

International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)

MUSIC INDUSTRY CATEGORY:

  • Unique Recording Identification

RECIPIENT EXCHANGES:

TuneRegistry ISRC Database

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Your ISRC can be used anywhere in the world. TuneRegistry is a certified US ISRC Manager appointed by the US ISRC Agency, which is the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). ISRCs can be purchased for $1 each on the Solo plan. ISRCs are free on the Team, Business, and Enterprise plans. 

PROCESSING TIME (from date of submission):

ISRCs are instantly assigned in the Registrations module. 

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