International ISMN Agency

The International Standard Music Number for Notated Music.
A System for Publishing, Distribution and Library Practices

News - Archive - 2019



Seasons Greetings

created by: Birgit Böcher, on: 20.12.2019 Kommentare (0)

Dear Agencies, Colleagues and Friends,

the year 2019 is going to end and we ant to take the chance to wish you all

Happy Holidays and a peaceful year 2020

Best wishes from the International ISMN Agency

(Please note that our office will be closed from Dec 23 to Jan 3rd)

Please note that the International ISMN Agency has moved. We are now located in a shared office together with other associations from the music business, e.g. the DMV (German Music Publishers Association and German ISMN Agency). Our new address is:

Int. ISMN Agentur e.V.
Hardenbergstr. 9a
10623 Berlin

Phone and Fax stay the same.

On 18 April 2019, the National Book Chamber of the Republic of Moldova, which also hosts the country's ISMN agency, organized a conference of editors/representatives of the editorial system in Moldova: 'National editorial system - the National Book Chamber: interactions and paradigms'. Please view the press release here.


created by: Carolin Unger, on: 17.04.2019 Kommentare (0)

ISO TC 46, the standards body to which the International ISMN Agency with its standard ISO 10957 belongs, will have its next meeting in Ottawa, Canada, 6 - 10 May 2019.

IAML, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and documentation Centres, will have its 2019 congress in Krakow, Poland, 14 - 19 July. Please view the congress website here.

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, now launched a project to upgrade the ISWC (International Standard Musical Work Code) to better serve authors societies and rights holders in the digital age. The new system will help speed up the process by which authors’ societies assign an ISWC code for use by digital service providers and publishers.

View the press release here:

We are happy to announce the relaunch of the website of the International ISMN Agency The principle design has not changed much but the inner structure, the content management, and the connection between website as such and the publisher database are now easier to manage. It also provides for more safety of the data.