What is an ISRC? How Your Music is Tagged and Tracked

    An ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is an internationally recognized code that is uniquely encoded to any recording such as a song, audiobook or podcast. Every song you hear on the radio or elsewhere has its very own ISRC code.

    Each ISRC consists of 12 alphanumeric characters.The first two letters indicate the country of the recording’s origin, followed by three letters for the registrant’s code, two numbers for the year of recording and finally five numbers for the song’s right’s holder code.ISRC codes are the international standard for tracking performances and sales of a song anywhere in the world. Radio stations, streaming services, retailers, and broadcasters all send metadata about performances or sales of your music to the song’s rights holders, whether that be you or a record label.

    This provides information about where, when and how often your song is played—and it’s required by streaming services, retailers and broadcasters for tracking and sending payments for streams and performances of your song.

    So if you don’t have an ISRC code for your tracks you can’t get paid for your music—retailers and streaming services won’t even consider intaking your tracks for streaming or physical sale.

    If you are a record label, a music distributor or aggregator and want to distribute your content catalog worldwide using Highvibes platform, just talk to us and get Your ISRC code for free


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