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 same ISWC. If the song was remixed to the point of requiring a credit for additional songwriting, it would have a new ISWC. David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” and Something for Kate’s “Let’s Dance” have the same ISWC, as they stem from the same composition
A Work is the compositional element of a song, optimally identified by an ISWC. Think sheet music. This means the song ‘as written’, therefore a complete reinvention, remix and retitle of the same song should have the same ISWC as the original ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Interested Parties Information(IPI)
The Interested Parties Information (IPI), previously called CAE number (CAE stands for: Composer, Author and Publisher) is an international unique identifying number assigned to each Interested Party in musical rights management. IPI numbers are ...