Global trade body IFPI  has partnered with the world’s biggest digital Collective Management Organisation SoundExchange to create a website that will make it easier to identify sound recordings.

The ISRC Search Site is a new platform which will give recording artists, rights owners and music services access to nearly 20 million unique recordings.

The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) already globally manages what is called the ISRC identification system, or the standardised International Standard Recording Code, which is unique to every single music recording or music video.

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From the IFPI:

ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the standardised identifier for recorded music and is a unique code assigned to every single music recording or music video to ensure their usage can be tracked and accounted for. IFPI manages the ISRC system globally under an appointment from the International Organisation for Standardisation.

For the first time, ISRC codes – supplied directly from record companies across the globe – will be publicly accessible and searchable.

Direct to  New ISRC Search Site
Note: Results can be downloaded for offline access.

See Also: MusicBrainz
An excellent resource. “Open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public.”