BARCODES + ISRC CODES
BARCODESYour release will need a Barcode if you want many local stores or online outlets to stock it.
You will also need a valid Barcode number in order to register for PPL / Neighbouring Rights.
NOTE : It is recommended that different formats (ie. CD / Vinyl / Cassette) have separate BARCODE numbers for accounting / stock-control purposes.
The Barcodes we provide are licenced from GS1 (US) and are 100% compatible with all Barcode systems in retail stores across the World and have never been rejected by any retailer.
There are two widely-used Barcode types:-
EAN Barcode : (13 digits for use especially in the UK and Europe)
UPC Barcode : (12 digits for use in the USA and Canada)
ISRC CODESWhen releasing Physical or Digital releases your songs require ISRC Codes (International Standard Recording Codes).
ISRC Codes identify individual tracks rather than a whole product (ie. single / ep / album) and assist in the correct allocation of royalties from PPL etc.
These can also be used on your Bandcamp / Soundcloud Repost sites etc.
ISWC NUMBERSAnother number sometimes used to identify works is an ISWC Number (International Standard Musical Work Code).
The allocation of ISWC Numbers is managed by the ISWC Network, so I regret that we can't issue these and don´t have any control over when these numbers are allocated to any specific work.
BARCODE / ISRC services are free for all Maori Music Publishing clients, but we can provide them for non-clients too.