The structure of the ISRC is shown in the following example. The
final code is NOT colour coded:
The elements appear in the following order:
- Country Code: represented by two letters eg
(CA) which identifies the country of residence of the registrant at
the time the ISRC is allocated.
- Registrant Code: represented by three digits
eg (AA2) assigned in sequence from the CONNECT music
licensing database that are unique for each record
label/master owner. This code does not change if ownership of the
recording changes or if licensed to another repertoire owner.
- Year of Reference: represented by two numbers
eg (16) identifies the year in which the ISRC is allocated to the
recording which will usually be the year in which the full
mastering process for the recording is finalized.
- Designation Code: five digits assigned by the
producer/owner as they choose eg (00001).
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