What's an ISRC?
ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code and is supposed to be the unique identifier for a sound recording. Essentially a passport number for a track. Read more on Wikipedia.
What's it used for?
ISRCs can help with the matching of music usage to musical works and sound recordings registered with collection societies around the world.
Or simply: better, more complete metadata = more $.
So when you register a musical work with collection societies, or when providing your publisher with the song details, make sure to include the ISRC(s).
Where do I find it?
The problem can be that record labels don't always automatically communicate ISRC information to artists.
That's why we've set up this site, so that you can look up the ISRC for any of your recordings on Spotify yourself.
If your track is live on Spotify, you will be able to grab the ISRC.