SoundExchange’s new Search Site of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRCs) will improve licensing and royalty payment for musicians. This database, which includes nearly 20 million reported ISRCs, has expanded functions so users can easily locate identifiers for creative content and download associated metadata. More important, it facilitates prompt and fair compensation for music creators from digital services.
“It’s no surprise that SoundExchange pioneered this encyclopedic tool, given their expertise in processing billions of lines of data and distributing billions of dollars in royalties. The [Search Site] will ensure greater accuracy in payments for artists and improve transparency for the entire industry,” says AFM President Ray Hair.