The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the global identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific recording which is assigned as its digital fingerprint. Because an ISRC identifies a particular recording, and not the contained musical work, different recordings, edits, remixes, etc. of the same musical work will each have their own distinct ISRCs. Using ISRCs, digital services and retailers are able to track and identify recordings.