About the ISWC Database

The ISWC (International Standard Work Code – ISO 15707:2001) was designed as a system of assigning a globally unique identifier code to musical works for the benefit of the key value chain participants: composers, authors, publishers, broadcasters, tracking services and members of CISAC. Find out more about the ISWC Database

For Societies

Society integration with the ISWC Database has never been easier. You can now integrate through:

For Publishers

Publishers can allocate ISWCs for new works using the Allocation Service through their preferred agencies or retrieve existing ISWCs directly using the Resolution Service:

For 3rd Parties (Digital Service Providers)

This is a commercial paid for service, available since early 2024. Register your interest here.