ISRCs are codes that can be written on your CD. Every recording of a song has it's own unique code.

The codes enable automated radio stations etc. to log when they play a track of yours & ensures that you get paid.

You can get the codes from PPL, give them to me & I'll encoded them onto the CD.

You won't be charged anything by either me or PPL.
From The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) website:
The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international identification system for sound recordings and music videorecordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific recording which can be permanently encoded into a product as its digital fingerprint. Encoded ISRC provide the means to automatically identify recordings for royalty payments.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry recommends that all music producers use ISRC.

You can get it sorted out in 10 minutes on the phone. Call the PPL member helpdesk on 020 7534 1122
or email them on

Other codes

CD text

CD text allows you to see song titles (and other info) on some CD players.
I will normally enable this on any CD master (disc or DDP) I create.
I can only go on the info you give me, so please ensure the titles & artist name are as you want them.

ID3 tags

These are metadata tags that can be added to MP3s. This is a completely separate process and is not part of the CD master.

Track info on iTunes

These again are not on the CD, you submit them yourself. Click here for a guide.