Everything you need to know about ISRCs

What is an ISRC?
An ISRC [International Standard Recording Code] is a unique identifier for sound recordings. One code is allocated to each version of a sound recording, and only this code is used for that recording. The ISRC is specific to the recording and does not apply to the underlying composition.

How long is an ISRC good for?
Once assigned, the ISRC identifies the track throughout its life. No other sound recording should have the same ISRC and only one ISRC should be used to identify a sound recording. The ISRC functions like a vehicle identification number on a car or a serial number on a piece of equipment.

Does the change in ownership affect ISRC?
Changes in ownership do not affect the ISRC.  Any time an unchanged sound recording is reused on a new album or single release, a new ISRC is not needed even if there is a new sound recording owner.

To get ISRCs:
ISRCs are assigned to your release at the review stage. in order to assign these codes, you must complete the submission process at least and your ISRC will be provided to you.

To find your assigned ISRCs:

To locate your ISRC from your boomkit account follow the below steps:

-Log in to your boomkit account.
-Tap on Distribution
-Tap on “release new” music and then follow the onscreen instructions.
-After uploading a release on the right-hand side of the track you see icon:  Tap on it
-From here you will see a summary of your track information with the ISRCs listed in the detail column

About ISWC

ISWC stands for International Standard Music Work Code. Each composition is assigned 1 ISWC by the home performance rights organization upon registration (like BMI or ASCAP in the US). Boomkit does not obtain or assign the ISWC. If you are looking for ISWCs for a specific title, they are typically displayed in the performance rights organizations’ public repertoires.

ISRCs generated by Boomkit are valid, and legal and can and should be registered later without any problems.