ISRC stands for The International Standard Recording Code. It is an international standard code for uniquely identifying sound recordings and music video recordings. If you provide ISRC codes, Jim will include them on your master. ISRC codes are always 12 characters long, in the form "CC-XXX-YY-NNNNN" It is used for tracking radio play at radio stations and digital distribution on the internet. (The hyphens are not part of the ISRC code itself) The four parts are as follows:
- "CC" is the registrant's two-character country code. (US is the country code for the United States)
- "XXX" is a three character alphanumeric registrant code, uniquely identifying the organization which registered the code. Typically, the appropriate regulating body in each country will issue a three letter code to each record label. Contact https://usisrc.org to apply for a registrant code.
- "YY" are the last two digits of the year of registration (not necessarily the date the recording was made)
- "NNNNN" is a unique 5-digit number identifying the particulal sound recording.
An example: USPR37300012 - a recording of the song "Love's Theme" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra.
- US for United States
- PR3 for the organization
- 73 for 1973
- 00012 is the unique ID identifying this particular recording.