International Standard Name Identifier - and Sound Credit (formerly RIN)
If and when you work on other's projects, you want to make sure that you get compensated for your time and effort...right?
Assuming you made the effort to get credits on your friends CD, did you also get an agreement in writing for compensation?
What happens if that song (or songs) hits it big??!
Having an ISNI will identify YOU, even with the same name as someone else, when it comes time to collect royalties.
Be sure to visit the ISNI site for more information: www.isni.org/
Individuals can register here: www.isni.org/content/individuals
If the studio you are working with isn't using a Sound Credit sheet to keep track of who works on which projects - be sure to tell them to down-load the FREE plug-in!
Sound Credit is just that - getting credit for appearing on a published work or recording.
Once you are credited, it’s easier to get paid your royalties!
The Sound Credit software imbeds the metadata with the project. Each project, each and every song.
Long story short - your ISNI goes into the metadata via Sound Credit, then travels "downstream" with the project.
Those downstream include the CD mastering and pressing houses, as well as many others, depending on the project and destination.
And that final Sound Credit file can be used to create accurate liner notes.
With your ISNI going along with the project, everyone downstream will have your information.
So you get credit - and hopefully those royalty checks!!"
Check out the free “Sound Credit Tracker” here: https://soundcredit.com/about
Or this one - https://www.vevasound.com/studiocollectplugin
So - Please be sure to have your studio hit the links above for more information.
Live Long and Prosper!!