IMI — Representing Indian Music Industry worldwide

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ISRC code? How can I get one for my new song or video?

The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is an international standard code for uniquely identifying sound recordings and music video recordings. ISRC code is increasingly becoming a tool in the fight against piracy. For more information on getting an ISRC in India, please write to

Who can become an IMI Member?

Any Company / Firm / Person producing sound recordings or music videos, which are available to public in India, are eligible can apply for membership of IMI.

How can I protect my song and register the copyright?

Please visit the Copyright Board’s website to learn more:

What are Gold/Platinum Certificates?

Please click here for more details.

I have noticed that my music is being used without my permission on pirate sites, how can I take them down?

Please report any copyright infringements to for our Anti-Piracy department to investigate. As the rights owner of your music, you also have the option of sending a Cease & Desist notice to the website where the infringing files are hosted, requesting such files be removed immediately.

I have found a site that I believe is illegally distributing music; where can I report this?

If you suspect that infringing sound recordings are being offered for sale, please e-mail details to 

What are the legitimate platforms to consume music in India?

The IFPI keeps a record of legitimate platforms around the world called Pro Music Database, to learn about legitimate service providers in India, click here.