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=International Standard Musical Work Code=
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The '''International Standard Musical Work Code''' (ISWC) is an ISO standard similar to ISBNs for identifying musical works / compositions.
 
==Description==
 
 
The ''International Standard Musical Work Code'' (ISWC) is an ISO standard similar to ISBNs for identifying musical works / compositions.
 
   
 
According to the [[WikiPedia:International_Standard_Musical_Work_Code|Wikipedia article about ISWC]], to register an ISWC, the following minimal metadata must be supplied:
 
According to the [[WikiPedia:International_Standard_Musical_Work_Code|Wikipedia article about ISWC]], to register an ISWC, the following minimal metadata must be supplied:
 
* title
 
* title
 
* names of all composers, arrangers and authors, with their role in the piece (identified by role code) and their [[CAE]]/[[IPI]] number
 
* names of all composers, arrangers and authors, with their role in the piece (identified by role code) and their [[CAE]]/[[IPI]] number
* work classification code (CIS (?))
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* work classification code (<abbr title="Common Information Standards">CIS</abbr>)
 
* identification of other works it is a derivative of
 
* identification of other works it is a derivative of
   
''MusicBrainz doesn't currently store ISWCs but could do so for composition objects in the planned [[Next Generation Schema|NextGenerationSchema]].''
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MusicBrainz stores ISWCs for [[Work|works]] (since the [[Server Release Notes/20110516|May 2011 server release]]).
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
   
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* [[IPI]], a number identifying persons connected to ISWC registered works (authors, composers, etc.)
* [http://www.iswc.org/ Website of the registration authority]
 
* [[ISMN]], an ISO standard for identifying printed music publications
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* [[ISRC]], an ISO standard for identifying recordings of music, developed by the IFPI
 
* [http://www.iswc.org/ Website of the registration authority]
* [[ISRC]], an ISO standard for identifying recordings of music, developed by the IFPI
 
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* [[Work#External_databases|List of work databases]], many of which contain ISWCs
 
==Resources==
 
 
* [http://www.sacem.fr/catel/ Search engine] for French works provided by [[WikiPedia:Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9_des_auteurs,_compositeurs_et_%C3%A9diteurs_de_musique|SACEM]]
 
   
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[[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:Identifier]]

Latest revision as of 02:51, 5 January 2021

The International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC) is an ISO standard similar to ISBNs for identifying musical works / compositions.

According to the Wikipedia article about ISWC, to register an ISWC, the following minimal metadata must be supplied:

  • title
  • names of all composers, arrangers and authors, with their role in the piece (identified by role code) and their CAE/IPI number
  • work classification code (CIS)
  • identification of other works it is a derivative of

MusicBrainz stores ISWCs for works (since the May 2011 server release).

See also