News July 12, 2022

ORFIUM announces ISNI membership

ORFIUM is pleased to announce its membership in the ISNI  International Agency. Now an active ISNI Registration Agency, ORFIUM will begin to contribute to the ISNI database, both through the provision of curated and enriched metadata and by providing ISNI-related services to its client and industry stakeholders. 

“Making sure we are attributing compositions and performances to their creators is fundamental,” says ISNI-IA’s Executive Director, Tim Devenport. “In an era of increasing reliance on streaming services and automated information flows, composers and performers realize the importance of unique identification to help ensure their music is discovered and properly recompensed. ORFIUM shares the vision of equipping musicians with accurate supporting credentials: I am delighted that this new partnership between ISNI and ORFIUM will enable us to offer creatives their own ISNIs as a key component in their metadata portfolios.”

About ORFIUM

ORFIUM is a technology company providing software, data, and licensing solutions for the entertainment industry’s most complex problems around music, content and rights management.

About the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI):

ISNI is the ISO-certified, global standard number for identifying the millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution, including researchers, inventors, writers, artists, visual creators, performers, producers, publishers, aggregators, and more. As ISO 27729, it is part of a family of international standard identifiers that also includes identifiers of works, recordings, products, and rights holders in all repertoires, e.g. DOI, ISAN, ISBN, ISRC, ISSN, and ISWC.

ISNIs can also act as linking or bridge identifiers in cases where several identification schemas exist, thus enabling cross-walks and correlation between the different schemas.

About the ISNI International Agency (ISNI-IA): 

The ISNI-IA is the Registration Authority for the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) and is charged by ISO with governing, promulgating and maintaining the use of ISNIs worldwide.

ISNI’s mission is to assign to the public name(s) or persona(s) of individuals – as well as organizations involved in the production and/or distribution of creative works – a persistent unique identifying number in order to resolve the problem of name ambiguity in search and discovery, and to diffuse each assigned ISNI across all repertoires in the global supply chain so that every published work can be unambiguously attributed to its creator(s) wherever that work is described.