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ISRC Codes -Important information for Musicians

By 16th August 2017Uncategorised

As a musical performer, you may be losing out on precious royalties following radio play on licenced stations.
Please make sure you do your homework and get the ISRC codes for your audio and video tracks.

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 catalo6799362_origg 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 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  charts. In order to have a chance at making the  music charts, your release must be registered with PPI Ireland 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.

OK, Im in Ireland, where do i get them?
To get ISRC codes you need to contact PPI Ireland, based in Dun Laoghaire.
Click on link to go to ISRC page on their website http://www.ppimusic.ie/about-ppi/isrc-codes
You can contact the ISRC Department on Tel +353 1 280 5977 or email isrc@ppimusic.ie 
If you are an artist and intend to record an album or EP, please ensure you have checked out the IRSC in advance of mastering.
Here in duplication.ie, we can embed your codes and make your red book master /DDP image for no extra cost.
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Fast Track
PPI Ireland can ‘fast-track’ the codes to you in advance of filling out forms and registering so the production of your CD does not get delayed.

Contact Brian in Duplication.ie
If you need help on the matter, you can give me a quick ring with no obligation attached.
Im at 1892 23 23 23 and can explain further.

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