What is International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)?

The International Standard Recording Code (or ISRC) is used worldwide for the identification of master audio recordings. ISRC also helps to simplify the management of rights when recordings are used across distribution channels, services, format, and licensing deals.

The ISRC is a unique 12-character alphanumeric identifier and looks like US-AP0-88-00001. ISRC can be issued for the new recording by a record label, distributor, or sound recording owner.


Open MP3 files in the Tag Editor

In the Tag Editor, open one or more MP3 files that should have International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) embedded into them. Besides MP3 files, the Tag Editor can embed ISRC codes into MP4, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV files.

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Make sure Artist, Album, and Title are valid

Valid values of Artist, Album, and Title help to avoid a few redundant queries when Tag Editor tries to fix them.

Tag Editor for Mac - Validation of Artist, Album, and Title before importing ISRC from online databases

Validation of Artist, Album, and Title
before importing ISRC from online databases

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Import ISRC codes from online databases

If the ISRC column is not visible, show it via View / Column / Commerce / ISRC. Select a few ISRC cells, or the entire ISRC column, and invoke the menu command Edit / Load Tags / From Network.

Tag Editor for Mac - importing ISRC from online databases

Importing ISRC from online databases

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Add missing ISRC via File / Search Web

Online databases are often incomplete, so ISRC codes can often be missed for particular recordings. In such a case, a File / Search Web function can be used to find out missing ISRC code by Artist and Title in IFPI, MusicBrainz, Discogs, or Google.

Tag Editor for Mac - Getting missing ISRC via File / Search Web

Getting missing ISRC via File / Search Web


Done!

Review the changes and save them via File / Save or Cmd+S.

Tag Editor for Mac - ISRC imported from online databases

ISRC imported from online databases with the Tag Editor


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