International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)
The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is the international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. For example, a single song (identified by an ISWC), might be released separately by two different artists and each recording will have a unique ISRC. If the song was remastered to the point of requiring a credit for additional production, it would have a new ISRC. David Bowie’s recording of “Let’s Dance” and Something for Kate’s recording of “Let’s Dance” have a different ISRC, as they are different recordings even thought they stem from the same composition. A live recording of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”, has a different ISRC to the ""original"" studio recording of the same song
A Recording is the final mastered recording of a song, optimally identified by an ISRC. Different mixes of the same song can be assigned different ISRC codes depending on the release process. A recording can contain data such as the song title for ...
International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC)
An ISWC is an International Standard Musical Work Code, a unique, permanent and internationally recognized ISO reference number for the identification of musical works. For example, the same song, released separately by two different artists has the ...
International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI)
International Standard Name Identifier ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying the millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution. An ISNI is assigned to the public name(s) of a researcher, ...
An audible persistent manifestation of a subject (often but not necessarily of a performance).
Common Works Registration (CWR)
Common Works Registration (CWR) is a standard format for the registration and revision of musical works. CWR provides a means for publishers and societies to send and receive essential information on a work or musical composition, including copyright ...