What is an ISRC?

💿 Like a UPC but more refined!

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code.

It is a unique 12 character code, combining both numbers and letters. An ISRC is connected to a single piece of music which is used for commercial release.

Any track sent to music streaming stores will have a unique ISRC. No two are ever the same. This code allows the rights holder to identify their track. It helps prevent music being used without an artist being paid royalties.

Each ISRC is encoded to a specific track, unlike a UPC. The main difference is, a UPC is for the whole album or single information. Whereas, an ISRC is for each piece of music. They can track where your music has been played.

Was This Article Helpful?