ISRC Code

UPFR is appointed sole agency for ISRC in the Romania, regulated through ISO 3901:2001 and assumes all the obligations and rights resulted from this capacity in relation to the International ISRC Agency.

UPFR generates and administers the Repertoire Database with the phonograms declared by the recording companies in Romania, by implementing the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) system.

Each ISRC is a unique identifier which can be permanently encoded into a sound recording or music video. Encoded ISRC’s can provide the means to automatically identify recordings for revenue payments. It includes information with regard to country of origin, producer, registration year and registration number.
When you record a new music track or a group of tracks, apply for an ISRC code with the Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania. In order to obtain the ISRC code, read the procedure detailed here.

Any recording company in Romania is entitled to request the affiliation to the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) for the phonograms in its repertoire, regardless if it is no not an UPFR member.
The fee is 10 Ron + VAT/ per attributed ISRC.

The ISRC is formed of: XY (Code of the issuing country)-XZY (the code of the producer)-XY (registration year)-ABCDE (registration number)

Examples:

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

Allocation of ISRC codes DOES NOT involve the management of related rights.

How to obtain ISRC

  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. Make the payment for the ISRC allocation
    UPFR issues an invoice to the NON-MEMBERS only after the repertoire for which the allocation of ISRC codes has been requested has been correctly declared. The fee for allocating an ISRC a phonogram is 10 Ron + VAT.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Download these necessary forms:

Consult the following documents:

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