No, you do not need to be a member of PPI to obtain a code. However, if you are a record company/label and are not registered with PPI yet, we would suggest that you become a member of PPI. Membership is free and the application form is available online and for download here. If you have any questions regarding membership please contact the Membership Department on 01 280 5977 or email email@example.com.
No, obtaining the codes is free of charge.
Once we have all required details from you we will issue the code as quickly as possible (usually within one working day). If you require the code urgently please call our offices on 01 280 5977 and we can issue the code straight away.
ISRC codes should be encoded in the pre-mastering or authoring process (for further information please refer to section 3.7. in the ISRC handbook http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/isrc_handbook.pdf.
Yes, recordings which have not been assigned an ISRC code should be provided with an ISRC by the present owner of the rights to such recordings, prior to a re-release (see section 4.9.5 in the ISRC handbook).
No, ISRC codes are just a means of identifying sound recordings and music videos. For barcodes please check with your CD manufacturing plant or contact GS1 (http://www.gs1ie.org) on 01) 208 0660.
Yes, it is no problem to assign codes at that stage. Please make sure that you keep track of the codes you have allocated.
The ISRC is an international means of uniquely identifying sound recordings and music videos. Currently they are required to register for digital music services. They are also required if you would like register for the Official Irish charts.
No, the hyphens do not need to be included.
No. Official Charts (www.officialcharts.com) is the company compiling the official Irish charts for IRMA. Charts registration is free and you should register your releases at least a week in advance.
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