ISRC Codes - Sound Recordings, Track Registration, PPI Music Royalties Collections

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What is an ISRC?

An ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is an international means of identification of sound-recordings and music-video.

The ISRC code is unique to every record company/rights holder and can be used to identify royalty payments.

An ISRC code consists of 12 characters and separated into 4 elements:


Note: there is no hyphens or spaces in the ISRCs

Country CodeFirst Registrant CodeYear of ReferenceDesignation Code

  • Country Code: represents the country of residence of the registrant, IE = Ireland
  • First Registrant Code: identifies the rights holder of the recording at the time the ISRC was allocated.
  • Year of Reference: identifies the year in which the ISRC was allocated to the recording (19 for 2019, 20 for 2020 etc.)
  • Track Designation Code: is assigned by the rights holder/producer and consist of 5 digits. The Numbers are assigned sequentially, ie 00001, 00002 etc. In each new calendar year this designation code should reset to 00001.

Register your tracks here (**ONLY if you have an ISRC**)

Click here to view a Sample Track Registration Form

Please download track registration form here and email to

Register your tracks online here, save the file, complete your contact details below and hit submit please.

Guide to ISRCs and completing the Track Registration Form.

How do I get an ISRC code?

In order to obtain an ISRC code, please complete the short form below, or send these details to

Online Track Registration Form
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If you have any further questions regarding ISRC codes, please contact the ISRC Department on Tel +353 1 280 5977 or email

Please also refer to the ISRC section on the IFPI website for further information

The latest issue of the ISRC handbook is available from


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