Managing Duplicate ISRC Codes

Catalogue Numbers & ISRCs should always be unique. They can not be assigned to more than one Release or Track in your catalogue on Curve. However, it may be that in the past certain Catalogue Numbers or ISRCs have been assigned more than once in your catalogue & that you receive reporting for different uses of these identical identifiers. The Duplicate Identifiers tool in your Settings allows you to tell Curve to which Release or Track a sale should be rerouted to in such case.

Imagine a scenario where we accidentally assigned the ISRC code  GB7QY1700015 to both our track Help! and Here Comes The Sun. Naturally, we would experience issues when we receive a royalty statement. Curve uses the ISRC code as a reference to match the sale to the correct Track in your catalogue, so there would be a dilemma to which of the two possible matches Curve should match the royalty. For this reason, we require the ISRC code of a Track to be unique.


Give Your Tracks a Unique ISRC in Your Catalogue

Since ISRC codes are required to be unique on Curve, you will need to assign a new unique ISRC code to both Tracks in your Catalogue on Curve. Ideally you create an entirely new and unique ISRC code for each. Or you can add a suffix -A or -B to the ISRC codes of the two Tracks. The most important thing is that the ISRC codes are now unique.


Specify When to Reroute Sales for the Original ISRC to One Track or Another

You can now use our Duplicate Identifiers tool that reroutes sales for the original ISRC Code to the correct Track in your catalogue by using the Track Title as a reference.
To get started, go to Settings > General > Duplicate Identifier.
ISRC – Here you specify the original ISRC code that in the past has been assigned twice to a different Track in your catalogue.
Title Includes – Here you specify which words in the Track Title should be used by Curve as a trigger to reroute the sales to a Track in your catalogue. This does not need to be the exact full track title, but ideally contains a unique keyword. This to guarantee the trigger is still matching, even when there are certain differentiations in spelling in the Track Title in the sales file.
Map To – Here you specify, if the Title condition is met, which Track this sale should be rerouted to.
In our example, we are making sure that whenever we receive revenue for the ISRC GB7QY1700015, the royalty is rerouted to our track Help! when the Track Title contains the word Help. And that the royalty is rerouted to our track Here Comes The Sun when the Track Title contains the word Sun.

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