The ISRC system is the key to the administration of rights for sound and music video recordings globally in the digital environment.

ISRC benefits

  • ISRC is intentionally standardised under ISO
  • ISRC is well established, widely accepted internationally and simple to use
  • ISRC is compatible with many different databases, label copy systems, hardware electronics and digital communications standards
  • Widely used formats such as CD and MP3 allow for ISRC to be carried alongside recordings
  • ISRC allows for ‘interoperability’ of data between different organisations and systems
  • ISRC is cost effective as it can be used without the need for investment in special technologies or equipment