ISRC Codes for
Music and Video

The ISRC Team has been authorized by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as the US ISRC Agency, in compliance with the rules set forth by IFPI to issue ISRC Codes to our clients worldwide.

We are authorized to properly issue your recordings the ISRC codes needed to uniquely identify each song, video, or spoken word recording.

We issue the UPC codes (Release Identifiers) needed for your official singles, album versions (CD, Download, Vinyl, or Tape), DVDs, and music videos.

Once you have purchased your ISRC codes & UPC Codes, you will be able to submit your recordings for sale or streaming on iTunes (Apple Music) & other online distributors of music, video, and spoken word recordings. You will also use your ISRC codes and associated album/single UPC Code(s) to register your recordings at Luminate’s Soundscan and Mediabase for participation in the Billboard charts.

We have worked hard to make the process as simple as possible. Let’s get started…

  • If you are ready to purchase your ISRC codes and/or UPCs, please click here.
  • If you are looking to first learn more of about ISRC codes, please click here for the FAQ (frequently asked questions).

The ISRC Team is part of a group of companies with over 28 years of experience in the music industry that includes Rovix, Inc. – a CD & DVD manufacturing firm and Simply Barcodes® – a barcoding company with extensive experience supplying UPC codes and other codes to the music industry.

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What are ISRC Codes and why do I need them?

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 Apple Music (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.

Is the ISRC code different from a UPC code?

Yes, it is.

The ISRC is your Sound/Video Recording Identifier. The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is the standard unique international identifier for sound and music video recording itself. The ISRC is tied to the recording in the track and not the carrier of the track (CD/Vinyl/Digital Album or individual digital sound/video file).

The UPC is your Release Identifier. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is the standard unique identifier for the release that carries your audio or video performance(s). The UPC may identify a single, an EP, an LP and the various versions thereof (digital download, CD, vinyl, tape, or DVD).

You can get both the required ISRC and UPC codes on our order form.

How much does it cost to register ISRC codes for my songs or videos?

Only $2 per track and $30 to register!

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The registration fee for your album, single, or DVD includes issuance of your ISRC codes, the collection of your track information, and the database submission of your tracks as required by the Recording Industry Association of America and IFPI.

Are there other ways of getting ISRC codes?

Yes, there are two other ways:

  1. You could get them directly from the ISRC authority. But, they charge $95 and you will have to handle the assignment and registration on your own.
  2. Some agents, labels, and other third parties offer ISRC services as part of a bundle of services that you hire them for. Sometimes they advertise this as “free ISRC codes”. Read more here.

My business is outside of the United States, can I still purchase my ISRCs from you?

Yes, absolutely. We have provided ISRC Codes to artists in over 157 countries and are authorised by the governing body of ISRC to issue International Standard Recording Codes to clients in ANY country.

How do I get ISRC Codes for my music and video?

You can obtain your ISRC codes from us today, using your Credit Card or Paypal account. Here is the process…

1st Go to our Order Page or call us at 1-877-872-2060 (USA/Canada) or +1-404-869-0701 (international).
2nd Place your order.
3rd Complete the track registration form. What if I do not have all of the information?

What do I get when I order from The ISRC Team?

1st Upon completion of your order, you receive an email confirmation of your purchase of ISRC Codes, UPC Codes, and File Processing.
2nd The ISRC Team assigns your official ISRC code for each track or video and UPC code for the versions of the release.
3rd We send your ISRC code assignment and the UPC codes to you via email.
4th We file proper submission of your codes with the ISRC database appointed by the Recording Industry Association and IFPI.

When do I get my ISRC Codes?

The turn-around time from receipt of your track information is often within a few hours. All orders received before 4 p.m. Eastern Time on business days are completed the same day. Orders placed after 4 p.m. will be processed next business day. If it’s after 4pm and you urgently need your ISRC codes today, please call us 1-877-872-2060 (toll-free) or +1-404-869-0701 (international) and we will see what we can do to help.

Do I need a UPC Code for digital-only releases (no physical copies are made)?

The retailers, online distributors, and the Billboard Charts (SoundScan) set forth these requirements:

You need ISRC codes for each track of your album. However, the album itself requires a UPC code. In fact, if you plan to sell your album as a digital download AND as a physical audio CD then you need 2 UPC codes: one for the digital album download and a second one for the physical audio CD. This is the only way that performance on your individual songs can be tracked versus sales of the physical audio CD versus downloads of the complete digital album.

What about Singles?

For singles, you definitely need an ISRC code for the track. It is highly recommended that you also get a UPC code for singles because a UPC code is required on a single by:

    • Apple Music (iTunes)
    • SoundScan to participate in the Billboard Charts
    • Retailers, if you plan to release the single as a physical CD
    • Even most all of the aggregators, streaming sites, and download sites

Do same songs occurring on multiple releases require different ISRC codes?

No. The ISRC code for a song stays the same no matter what album this track occurs on. A new ISRC is required only if ANYTHING about the song changes (track length, title, audio mastering, etc.).

According to the ISRC Manual, a new ISRC must be issued when:

    • A sound recording is re-mixed or edited.
    • If a new fade changes the length of a track by more than 10 seconds.
    • Edits that change the length of a sound recording by more than 10 seconds (playing time is measured from the first recorded modulation to the last recorded modulation).
    • A previously released sound recording is partially used as part of a compilation.
    • A “full restoration” of a historical recording is performed by re-mastering, re-pitching, re-equalizing, de-noising or de-clicking a sound recording to meet contemporary quality standards. The registrant of the recording has discretion when making the determination between full re-mastering (sound restoration) and simple re-mastering (reproduction without sound restoration).

How do I handle ISRC codes for cover songs?

ISRC codes identify audio or video performances. Your cover is a different performance from the original. Hence, a cover song requires its own ISRC just like any other song. (When you complete our track data submission form, you simply list yourself or your band as the featured artist along with the track’s original title.)