March 8, 2016
Today we launched the SoundExchange ISRC Search Site, a new tool that will benefit the entire music industry.
Why is this new site important?
The search site is a free online tool that allows all recording artists, rights owners, music services and music lovers to instantly access the industry’s best data on ISRCs and sound recording information.
An International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a unique identifier for recordings. The SoundExchange ISRC Search Site also makes visible its sound recording metadata linked to the ISRC identifier.
The SoundExchange ISRC Search Site provides a definitive source of sound recording ISRCs and metadata, and it is updated daily with data on new recordings. With music today consumed primarily through digital streaming, this new resource is critically important to recording artists and to those who want to bring transparency and efficiency to the entire music community. Here’s why:
The new search site will help ensure prompt, accurate payment from music services.
ISRCs are essential in accurately pinpointing specific recordings to help track their usage on digital platforms like Pandora, SiriusXM and other digital music services. When the entire music industry — recording artists, record labels, music services and fans — has access to accurate data about sound recordings, music creators receive prompt, accurate compensation when their music is played.
It’s one of a kind.
While ISRC data is available elsewhere, it has not been provided in such a comprehensive manner until now. The SoundExchange ISRC Search Site represents the first universally accessible resource of its kind. It’s also a free service that provides 24/7 global access with no logins.
It moves music forward.
SoundExchange is dedicated to creating better, more efficient technology solutions so recording artists can focus on what’s most important – making music.