Spinlet gets authority to allocate ISRCs to Nigerian musicians

Spinlet is that web-based application and platform that many of us here probably know already. Offering music streaming as well as purchase for Africans, Spinlet went on fast to establish itself as a brand favorite when it came to music streaming as well as online purchases in the African market. In the list of accolades it had gathered over the years, Spinlet just recently added another feather to its cap by its recent nomination by Nigeria to be the country’s official International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) Manager.

Taking to Google Plus to announce this latest achievement, Spinlet’s appointment came through the stables of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. ISRC are usually made up of 12 characters being alphanumeric and is one of the basic requirements for companies both home and abroad to sell an artiste’s song and content online. The gravity of this appointment is that Spinlet now holds the exclusive right to assigning songs by various artiste’s the ISRC .

Spinlet gets authority to allocate ISRCs to Nigerian musicians Technology: General
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This 12-digit code comes in four parts, representing the Country code, issuer of the ISRC issue, year of issuance and a video / audio recording identifier.

“I am particularly proud to announce that Spinlet has been appointed as Nigeria’s first ever ISRC Manager, and look forward to implement this valuable system.” the CEO of Spinlet, Nkiru Balonwu, has said  while speaking to BillBoard.

To help you understand the meaning and importance of ISRC, part of the statement at the music streaming outfit’s Google Plus account read:

What is ISRC, we hear you ask?

International Standard Recording Code is the international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. ISRC enables recordings to be uniquely and permanently identified. It simplifies management of rights when recordings are used across different formats, distribution channels or products. ISRC is used to implement track-based distribution and reporting.

Owners of recordings in Nigeria have had to apply to foreign managers for their ISRCs to date. Now they have us to provide this service.

If you have further questions about the ISRC or would like to apply for one for your recording, please get in touch – [email protected]

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