All potential applicants for ISAN must apply first to an ISAN registration agency for credentials to be recognized as a registrant within the ISAN system. Applicants can choose their registration agency and have the right to change later for another agency.
Registration Agencies are all independent and distinct not for profit associations or governmental agencies with their own local service offer and pricing set on a strict cost recovery principle as imposed by ISO.
ISAN registration fee is typically in the range of 15€ to 25€ for a work (ISAN) and 5€ to 10€ for a version (V-ISAN). Volume discounts apply typically after one or several dozen ISAN. Special discount apply for larger volumes (1’000 / 3’000 / 5’000 / 10’000 ISAN) as well as a flat rate for unlimited registrations.
A few agencies such as the Transitory Registration Agency apply a one off account creation fee. Thereafter, account transfer to another agency is free of charge.
The ISAN registration fee is a one off cost invoiced at the time of creation of the ISAN, it covers the maintenance for life of the ISAN code and its associated metadata. The use of existing ISAN codes is always free for everyone.
Search for existing ISAN in the ISAN registry or ISAN lookups (obtain the metadata associated to an ISAN) is free of charge. ISAN registration agencies also deliver paying ISAN registry snapshots and database matching services for disseminating existing ISAN in users audiovisual databases.
- How to select an ISAN Registration Agency?
- What is my registration agency when there is none in my country?
- How to create an account with an ISAN registration agency?
- How to register with ISAN?