About ISRC

UPFR is accredited exclusively in Romania as a National ISRC Agency, regulated by ISO 3901: 2001 and assumes all its obligations and rights in this capacity in relation to the International ISRC Agency.

UPFR generates and manages the repertoire database for the phonograms declared by the music producers on the Romanian territory, by implementing the ISRC coding system. The ISRC code is a unique code assigned to each unique phonogram and includes information about the country of origin of the song, the year of recording, and a series that uniquely identifies the phonogram.

If you have produced a phonogram or a wider range of phonograms, request an ISRC code from the Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania. To obtain the ISRC codes for a series of phonograms produced by you, follow the procedure for obtaining the ISRC code.

Any UPFR member / non-member can request the affiliation to the ISRC codes free of charge according to the Decision of the UPFR Board of Directors no. 7998 / 02.07.2020.

The ISRC code consists of: XY (issuing country code) -XZY (manufacturer code) -XY (registration year) -ABCDE (serial number)

Example ISRC:

  •     FR-Z08-99-00860 (France)
  •     RO-ROT-07-01703 (Romania)
  •     GR-UM7-07-02169 (Greece)

Assigning ISRC codes does NOT involve managing related rights.

Procedure for obtaining the ISRC code
  1. Fill out and submit to UPFR the affiliation request to the ISRC codes and the following supporting documents:

    You will receive a copy of the delivery-receipt protocol, signed and stamped by UPFR, which attests the submission of the requested documents.

  2. UPFR validates the repertoire for which your request the allocation of the ISRC

    The UPFR process coordinator checks the submitted repertoire for which the allocation of ISRC codes has been requested, according to the procedure for registering the repertoire with UPFR.- If the registration of the music recordings is CORRECT, then the next step is to follow corresponding to the member or non-member status of the applicant.
    – If the registration of the declared repertoire is INCORRECT, the coordinator shall inform the applicant with regard to the inaccuracies or omissions that must be settled in order to continue the code allocation process.
  3. UPFR allocates the ISRC codes
    The coordinator allocates the codes, which are subsequently sent to the Affiliate (the music producer).
    For the NON-MEMBERS, the ISRC codes are allocated only after the payment proof is presented.
  4. UPFR registers your repertoire and the ISRC codes
    The issued ISRC codes are included in the ISRC database. They are subsequently sent to the International ISRC Database.
  5. Download these necessary forms:

Consult the documents: