The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international identifier for a specific recording and is associated at the track level. You can find the ISRCs of your releases in the Catalogue section of your AWAL Portal, under the Summary tab.
To find your track’s ISRC, navigate to the Catalogue tab on your Portal and click on the relevant release title (in red) under the Digital Distribution Summary module. Scroll down on the specific product’s page and click “Recordings” to view the ISRC.
Unlike the UPC, a track’s ISRC should remain the same whether it’s a digital release, physical, a single, or a track on an album. However, if you've re-mastered your track, or if it has been edited for radio play purposes, remixed, or extended, each different version must have a new ISRC. Not sure when to use an existing ISRC or assign a new one to your release? See here to learn more about when a new ISRC assignment is required.
Using the same ISRC for a track’s lifespan ensures accurate and full sales reporting for your releases. The ISRC is also very important for accounting purposes for digital services and is used by bodies such as PRS and PPL.
If you have your own ISRCs for your tracks, or if your tracks have already been released and you’re transferring them over to AWAL, please enter them in the ISRC field on Step 5 of the Uploader. If your tracks do not have ISRCs yet and you need one assigned, please leave the ISRC field blank in the Uploader. We will assign an ISRC to your track free of charge.
Check out our Guide to Product Identification Codes to learn more about the other two primary product codes associated with your release.