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The International ISMN Agency


The International ISMN Agency promotes, coordinates and supervises the world-wide use of the ISMN system. It acts as the Registration Authority for this ISO Standard (ISO 10957).

The Agency approves the definition and structure of the national agencies and allocates ranges of publisher IDs to them.

It advises new member states in establishing an ISMN office and sets the rules according to which publisher IDs are assigned to music publishers.

The International ISMN Agency publishes the ranges of publisher IDs assigned to each country on a CD for the use of ISMN agencies and other professional organizations.

In addition, the International ISMN Agency publishes a Users' Manual which sets out the rules and responsibilities of local agencies.

The International ISMN Agency is located in Berlin, Germany:


International ISMN Agency
Schlossstr. 50
12165 Berlin, Germany


Chairman:Dr. Hartmut Walravens
Vice Chairman: Mr. Wolfram Krajewski
Treasurer:Dr. Bettina von Seyfried
Executive Director:Carolin Unger



Tel.: (+49 30) 7974 5002




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