The International Standard Recording Code
ISRC enables recordings to be uniquely and permanently identified. ISRC helps to avoid ambiguity and simplifies the management of rights when recordings are used across different formats, distribution channels or products. The ISRC for a recording remains a fixed point of reference when the recording is used across different services, across borders, or under different licensing deals.
The structure (syntax) of ISRC comprises 12 alphanumeric characters, which should be presented with the 4-character prefix ‘ISRC’ when displayed in printed form.