What Are ISRCs? Where Do I Get One? Do I Need One??

"ISRC" stands for International Standard Recording Code. ISRCs create a global system that helps identify sound recordings.

If you have digital distribution, you already have an ISRC. However, if you are struggling to find your ISRCs, you can likely obtain them by contacting your distributor. Stem can assign ISRCs to any track distributed through our system.

SoundScan tracks ISRCs for potential Billboard charting. Additionally, the RIAA monitors ISRCs when calculating album equivalents.