The International Standard Recording Code
ISRC enables sound recordings and music videos to be uniquely and permanently identified. ISRC helps to avoid ambiguity among recordings and simplifies the management of rights when recordings are used across different formats, distribution channels or products. The ISRC for a recording remains a fixed point of reference when the recording is used across different services, across borders, or under different licensing deals.
ISRC identifies sound recordings and music videos. ISRC is not used to identify compositions/musical works, music products or performers.