International ISMN Agency

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

Other Publications

ISMN Newsletter

The ISMN Newsletter is published annually by the International ISMN Agency. It contains the minutes of its annual meetings and offers up-to-date information about the development of ISMN. As of 2015 the ISMN Newsletter will only be published as a PDF here on our website. Older printed versions may be ordered from the International ISMN Agency free of charge.

  • ISMN Newsletter No 28 (November 2018) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 27 (December 2017) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 26 (November 2016) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 25 (November 2015) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 24 (November 2014) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 23 (November 2013) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 22 (November 2012) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 21 (November 2011) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 20 (December 2010) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 19 (September 2009) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 18 (September 2008) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 17 (September 2007) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 16 (August 2006) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 15 (August 2005) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 14 (September 2004) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 13 with Illustrations (July 2003) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 13 only text (July 2003) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 12 with Illustrations (July 2002) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 12 only text (July 2002) (PDF Download)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 11 (September 2001) (view Online)
  • ISMN Newsletter No 10 (July 2000) (view Online)

ISMN. International Standard Music Number

A brochure on the ISMN benefits and applications for music publishers, music trade, rights organizations, libraries. 
Berlin 2012, 48 pages. ISBN 978-92-990051-4-9
A PDF of the brochure can be downloaded here

     Table of Contents:

  • ISMN: ismn story, ismn benefits, ismn applications, ismn beneficiaries
  • Music publisher: tracking, communication, interoperability, automation
  • Music trade: tracking, data management, ordering and sales, information exchange
  • Rights organization: metadata, tracking, copyright, royalty payments
  • Library: legal deposits, acquisition, library catalogues
  • Standards: understanding, administration, ismn and isbn.

ISMN. The Standard for Notated Music

An introduction to the International Standard Music Number, its structure, application, and administration. On CD-ROM (Windows 95 and higher, Win NT 4.0 and higher) in English, French, German, Spanish, and Czech. 
ISBN 978-92-990051. 
This CD-ROM can be ordered from the International ISMN Agency free of charge.

      Table of Contents:

  • Why do we need a numbering system for notated music?
  • How is the International Standard Music Number structured?
  • Who is responsible for the maintenance of the ISMN system?
  • The ISMN people.

Simple. Smart. Sound. The International Standard Music Number for Notated Music

Flyer in English and Spanish. Download the flyer here:
(English
(Spanish).