Originally Posted by Bob Olhsson
This comes up on Apple's AACs?
Yes, you can correctly attach an ISRC code to the ID3 tag of any AAC/ALAC/MP3/FLAC file using either Kid 3 (free software for mac/pee cee) or Jaikoz (not free but not expensive).
You won't be able to see the code on iTunes but it's embedded in the correct field of the ID3 tag of the file.
I guess many aggregators choose not to bother, which is the big problem here!
These two screenshots show a 24 bit Apple Lossless file with embedded ISRC code viewed from each piece of software.
I added these myself in the correct field but it just goes to show that Apple could also add them to their iTunes Plus purchased AAC format if they chose to.
Digital release is a complete mess IMO!
The artists make very little money from it and the CD is not gonna be with us for much longer, which is one of the reasons people are wanting to put vinyl out instead.
Edit: I've now taken down the two screenshots but just wanted to point out that ISRC's can be added to Apple files.