What is an ISRC code? What is an ISRC code?

What is an ISRC code?

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An ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is a unique identifier assigned to individual sound recordings. It serves as a universal identifier for a specific recording, similar to how a UPC code identifies a specific product. ISRC codes are used to track and manage recordings across various platforms, including digital distribution services, radio broadcasting, and music licensing.

Each ISRC code consists of a 12-character alphanumeric code that includes the country code, registrant code, year of reference, and a unique designation code for the recording. This code is embedded within the metadata of the recording and helps ensure accurate tracking of usage, royalty payments, and rights management for both creators and rights holders.

Releese can use a pre-generated ISRC code if you have an identification number or can generate one for your releases for free. To let Releese generate your ISRC codes, simply leave the field empty on your recording.