The International Standard Recording Code
13 July 2007
The International ISRC Agency announces today that Registrants may apply for and be allocated a Secondary Registrant Code for use with licensed content.
Users of the ISRC system may find that they wish to license recordings to which an ISRC has not been assigned because the Licensor is unable or unwilling to do so. Local ISRC Agencies may, on request, allocate a single Secondary Registrant Code to these Registrants, so that they can themselves assign ISRCs to such recordings.
This provision is intended to be used sparingly and the use of a separate Secondary Registrant Code will allow the National and International ISRC Agencies to monitor and manage its use.
Local ISRC Agencies should ensure that such Registrants adhere to the following procedures:
When a request for a Secondary Registrant Code is made, Local ISRC Agencies should allocate the next Registrant Code in their sequence – requests for “vanity” or “hand-picked” Secondary Registrant Codes are not recommended. National Agencies must also report Secondary Registrant Codes to the International Agency immediately follow allocation. The codes should be submitted via email to email@example.com with the following information:
These procedures will be incorporated into the ISRC Handbook in due course.
Enquiries about this arrangement may be addressed to:
International ISRC Agency