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Local and National Agencies


The administration of the ISMN is not centralized, but is operated by agencies in each participating country or region. The local agencies assign the publisher IDs to the publishing houses and, on request, single item IDs (including check digit) to the music publications. Major publishers allocate the item IDs themselves. The agencies can provide a full list of correct numbers for a publishing company to build up its own register.

In order to make the rules of the standard known to the public in their respective country or region, the agencies publish a translation of the Users' Manual in the respective language. With the help of this manual, local agencies in all parts of the world are able to monitor the system and keep records of all the ISMNs which have been allocated to music prints.

For specific information on the local agencies, the dissemination of the ISMN in their country or region and reports on local particularities of the application of the ISMN please refer to the following pages:

Argentina France Latvia Singapore
  Armenia Georgia Lithuania Slovakia
  Australia Germany Luxembourg Slovenia
  Austria Ghana Macedonia South Africa
  Azerbaijan Greece Malta Spain
  Belgium Hungary Moldova Sri Lanka
  Bosnia & Herze. Iceland Montenegro Srpska
  Bulgaria Indonesia Netherlands Sweden
  Canada Iran New Zealand Switzerland
  Colombia Ireland Norway Turkey
  Croatia Israel Philippines Ukraine
  Cyprus Italy Poland United Kingdom
  Czech Republic Kazakhstan Portugal United States
  Denmark Kenya Romania  
  Estonia Kosova Russia  
  Finland Kyrgyzstan Serbia  




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