How do I find the UPC for my release?

Choose Menu > Your Music > Submitted and all of your published releases that have not been taken down will be displayed. Click the three dots on the upper right corner of the release in question > View detailed information. Here you’ll find all the available information about the release, including the UPC.

How do I get a UPC code for my music?

  1. Ask your record label or the CD replication plant you’re using.
  2. 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.

Is ISRC and UPC the same?

The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) uniquely identifies individual songs.” ​ In short, UPC codes are for complete album sales and ISRC codes are for individual song sales. In the past, UPC (barcodes) were utilized to track sales of physical product (CD’s) at the retail level.

How do I get a free UPC code?

Get Free UPC Codes at the Grocery Store If all else fails, you can always go to your local grocery store and write down the UPC from the product you need. UPCs are on the outside of the product packages, so you don’t need to buy anything to get the codes you need to enter sweepstakes.

Can I use UPC as ISRC?

ISRC codes, yes. UPC codes, no. DistroKid has been appointed by the US ISRC Agency to assign ISRCs, and will automatically generate new DistroKid ISRC codes for every song you upload.

How do you get a UPC and ISRC code?

You can find your UPC and ISRC code in your artist dashboard. When in your Indiefy profile, simply click Distributions > click on the release you need the codes from > Songs and you will see your ISRC code in the data provided. To find a UPC/ISRC from a previous distributor, you have to contact them.

Do I need a UPC for music?

Whether you are selling your CD in a shop or on iTunes and other digital stores, a barcode is used to track your sales. Stores (digital or physical) will not sell music without one so you don’t really have a choice.

Does TuneCore provide UPC code?

We will give each release a UPC code for free when you upload if you don’t have an existing code to use.

Where can you buy UPC codes?

There are two ways you can get UPC codes the correct way: Go to and apply for a GS1 Company Prefix. Pricing can be found here (to buy codes and pay an annual fee) Option 2: If you don’t need your own prefix, you can go to and get codes without the annual fee.

What is a release UPC?

A UPC is a 12-digit “universal product code” and is similar to a barcode or serial number. It provides your release a unique identity. All releases are required to have a unique UPC and we take care of assigning them to releases.

Can I use my own ISRC codes on DistroKid?

You can specify your own ISRC codes if you have a “Musician Plus” or “Label” account. More info on providing your own ISRCs to DistroKid.

Does DistroKid give you ISRC codes?

Yes. An ISRC code is a unique code assigned to each song you upload. DistroKid has been appointed by the US ISRC Agency to assign ISRCs, and will automatically generate new DistroKid ISRC codes for every song you upload.

Can I create my own UPC code?

A common mistake companies make is creating their own UPC numbers. A company can not “make up” its own UPC number. To have a UPC code that will scan at Point of Sale, the UPC number must contain a GS1 assigned Company Prefix, also known as a manufacturer prefix.

Can I generate my own barcode?

You can get barcode scanners on Amazon or another specialized online store for under $50. Most barcode generators are free. In fact, you can use the Barcode Font in Microsoft Word to generate your own barcodes. Therefore, with less than $100, you can create a system set to make your own barcodes.

Should I buy my own ISRC code?

If you’re asking yourself, ‘do I need an ISRC code’ then the answer is yes. Yes, you do. ISRC codes are 100 percent necessary if you’re releasing music commercially. Administering ISRC codes correctly is paramount for any commercial release.

Can a song have 2 ISRC codes?

Yes. As long as your track has the same International Standard Recording Code (ISRC), you can include it on several releases.

How much does an ISRC code cost?

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.

Do you need a UPC code for an album?

Do you need a UPC? 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.

How long does it take to get ISRC codes?

which we should normally expect to process within 5 working days.

Who creates ISRC code?

ISRCs are assigned by owners of recordings. ISRCs can be assigned by individual artists, by record companies or other third parties known as ISRC Managers under an agreement — you just need a Registrant Code.

How do I get a barcode for my album?

  1. Determine how many UPC codes you will need. If you need less than 10, you can buy single UPCs for $30 each.
  2. Assign a unique product number.
  3. Determine how your product will display barcode.
  4. Order your barcodes.

Does CD Baby provide UPC codes?

Sign up for CD Baby Worldwide Distribution. We’ll assign a FREE UPC barcode that is good until the end of time, or you may supply your own. Your UPC barcode number allows us to track and distribute your music to stores worldwide.

Do I need a UPC for Cdbaby?

The single and the full album will require unique UPC barcodes. If you plan to have physical CDs of the full album, make sure to use the same UPC for the physical CD and the full album release.

Which is better DistroKid or TuneCore?

Winner: DistroKid Both services upload your music to streaming services and give you 100% of your earnings, minus banking fees/applicable taxes, but DistroKid’s subscription service is far cheaper and better than TuneCore’s.

How do I find my UPC code on Spotify?

The UPC (Universal Product Code) is the 12-number code that can be found in the Distribution tab under ‘My releases’. Click on the ‘Released’ section, then ‘Manage’. The UPC code will appear under ‘Release Info’.

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