The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is the international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings.
ISRC enables recordings to be uniquely and permanently identified. ISRC helps to avoid ambiguity and simplifies the management of rights when recordings are used across different formats, distribution channels or products. The ISRC for a recording remains a fixed point of reference when the recording is used across different services, across borders, or under different licensing deals.
ISRC is widely used by producers of recordings, by digital services and by Music Licensing Companies.
How it works
The structure (syntax) of ISRC comprises 12 alphanumeric characters, which should be presented with the 4-character prefix ‘ISRC’ when displayed in printed form.
Hover over the ISRC for a breakdown of the code