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ISWC vs ISRC — What’s the difference?

ISWC vs ISRC — What’s the difference?

This article explains the difference between ISRC and ISWC and where to get the right codes for your music.

What's an ISWC?

ISWC stands for International Standard Musical Work Code.

It serves to identify individual musical works.

More info on ISWC: https://www.iswc.org

What's an ISRC?

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code.

It serves to identify individual sound recordings.

More info on ISRC: http://isrc.ifpi.org

Where to get them

Your distributor will assign an ISRC.

And your PRO will assign an ISWC.

Further reading

International Standard Work Code (ISWC) — Songtrust

Types of music royalties and how to collect them all

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