ISRC Codes and Registrations - 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 (22 for 2022, 23 for 2023 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.

Request ISRC codes

Before applying for ISRCs please note the following:
You only need to request codes once from PPI, unless there is a different project or reason that means you now need new separate ISRCs.

If the details provided on the form matches our records i.e. Artist, Label, Company, Contact Information - we will resend you the codes that were issued previously to you.  

Contact information - for ISRC registrations and ISRC requests

Track Registration Form

Only complete this form if you have the ISRCs and all of the information that is required.

Register Recordings - for ISRC registrations and new membership applicant purposes only

If you are not currently a member of PPI or you have recently applied to join PPI you can complete the form below or the Excel template- please email it to:

All fields are mandatory – you can only register if you have all the required details including ISRCs.
Before completing the form please refer to the PPL Repertoire Data Policy Guide which includes information about the mandatory registration information that is required: Recording Data (pages 6-9).

PPI Members can view the registration options on this page

PPI Track Registration Form - CSV            View SAMPLE PPI Track Registration Form

For more information please refer to the ISRC FAQ section, the ISRC section on the IFPI website and the latest issue of the ISRC handbook.

If you have any further questions regarding ISRC codes, please contact the ISRC Team on Tel +353 1 280 5977 or email

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