- 1 How do I get bar codes for my music?
- 2 What is a CD barcode?
- 3 How do you get a barcode for a record?
- 4 How do I get an ISRC code for my music?
- 5 How do I get a free UPC code?
- 6 Do CDS need a barcode?
- 7 Do I need a UPC code for my music?
- 8 Why do I need a barcode?
- 9 How do I get a UPC code?
- 10 Is UPC and ISRC the same?
- 11 How do I purchase ISRC codes?
- 12 How do I find the ISRC code for a CD?
- 13 How much are ISRC codes?
How do I get bar codes for my music?
How to get a UPC code for your music release
- Determine how many UPC codes you will need. If you need less than 10, you can buy single UPCs for $30 each.
- Assign a unique product number.
- Determine how your product will display barcode.
- Order your barcodes.
What is a CD barcode?
Just like barcodes you find on virtually every product you buy these days, a CD barcode does exactly the same job. It identifies a music product (typically an album ) with a unique code. If you’ve ever looked at the back of a music CD then you will have noticed a barcode.
How do you get a barcode for a record?
You can get your UPC code in any one of several ways:
- Ask your record label or the CD replication plant you’re using.
- Register with the GS1US (formerly the Uniform Code Council) directly if you’re in the US, or refer to the GS1 itself and find your country’s unique site through them if you’re anywhere else in the world.
How do I get an ISRC code for my music?
To obtain ISRC codes for your music, contact your national ISRC agency or get ISRC codes for free when using a digital distributor. You can also become a registrant by registering with your national ISRC agency (you have to pay a small fee), to generate your own ISRCs whenever you need to.
How do I get a free UPC code?
Top 8 Ways to Find Free UPC Codes
- Use Online Retailers to Find UPC Codes.
- Find Free UPC Codes in the Internet UPC Database.
- Use BarCode Lookup to Find Free UPC Codes.
- Use the Internet to Search for Free UPC Codes.
- Ask for Free Codes on Social Media.
- Read the Sweepstakes Rules for Free UPC Codes.
Do CDS need a barcode?
If a CD, DVD, or vinyl record is to be sold via an online retailer such as CD Baby, Amazon etc., or in a record store that utilizes a barcode scanner, a UPC is necessary. Most digital download stores and streaming services require a UPC number.
Do I need a UPC code for my music?
It doesn’t matter whether you decide to sell your record as a CD in a shop or as a digital version on iTunes or other digital stores. A barcode is still needed in order to track those sales. Stores (digital or physical) won’t be able to sell your music without the UPC barcode so it is really important you have one.
Why do I need a barcode?
The main purpose of a barcode is to uniquely identify each product with a number. For example a 200g can of Baked Beans will have a different number to a 500g can of Baked Beans. Each product that is exactly the same in every respect (Size, Shape, Colour, Weight, Model, Specification etc) will have the same number.
How do I get a UPC code?
A typical process of obtaining a 12-digit UPC number is as follows:
- License a unique Company Prefix from your local GS1 office.
- Assign product number (s) to unique products making your number equal 11 digits.
- Using a check digit calculator with your 11 digit number, generate your check digit.
Is UPC and ISRC the same?
These are unique identifiers – an ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) identifies a specific recording, and a UPC (Universal Product Code) identifies a bundle, such as a single, EP, or album.
How do I purchase ISRC codes?
You can head over to https:// isrc.ifpi.org/en/contact/national-agency-contacts to look for agencies in your area. In the United States, check out http://www.usisrc.org to either obtain a Registrant Code (which allows you to assign ISRC codes ) or, to look for an ISRC manager to assign codes for you.
How do I find the ISRC code for a CD?
How can I get a list of the ISRC codes assigned to my order?
- Click ‘My Account’ in the top navigation.
- Log into your account with your email address and password.
- Click on ‘ View Project Details’ next to the order you would like to know more about.
- Scroll down the ‘Project Details’ page until you find the ‘ ISRC Information’
- Click ‘Show Tracks & ISRC Codes ‘
How much are ISRC codes?
How much do ISRCs cost? If you buy ISRCs direct from the US ISRC Agency you’ll pay $80 up front + $150 for every 1,000 ISRCs (or $0.15 each). Other online services out there charge as much as $1 per ISRC. With SourceAudio you pay $0 up front and each ISRC is just $0.10 a piece.