SoundExchange has been designated by the Recording Industry Association of America as the authoritative source for International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) data in the United States. Since 2016, SoundExchange has operated an online tool for looking up ISRCs — the global standard for identifying sound recordings, and the RIAA cited the firm’s work for endorsing it as the industry standard.
"Accurate and accessible data is vital to a healthy music industry, and serving as the authoritative source of ISRC data advances SoundExchange’s mission to ensure that music creators are paid accurately and efficiently," said Michael Huppe, president & CEO, SoundExchange. "When we eliminate friction through better and more efficient technology solutions such as access to ISRC data, creators in the music community can focus on the music."
David Hughes, the RIAA’s head of technology and standards, said that “everyone should utilize [SoundExchange's] data," and that "industry wide use of these codes and associated data will contribute to the successful implementation of the [Music Modernization Act] and to increased efficiency across the U.S. music industry more generally."