Start selling your music – with GS1 numbers and barcodes
Our unique numbers play a big role if you’re selling music online or in store
If you’re looking to sell via iTunes and Amazon, or in physical outlets and need barcodes on your vinyl or CDs, you may have been asked to provide Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), Universal Product Codes (UPCs) or EANs.
These are all unique identification numbers – the ones you’ll see under barcodes on CDs and almost every product you can buy. These numbers come from us – we’re part of the global GS1 organisation that manages the barcode standards and allocates the numbers.
Adding these to your music means the music industry can uniquely track your sales – cutting down on piracy and making sure you get all royalties to which you’re entitled.
How we can help
We can provide you with unique numbers and barcodes for your music – helping you identify your products and manage your sales. If you just want to trade online through digital downloads, the numbers alone will do. But we can also supply you with barcodes for CDs and vinyl too.
GS1 UK is a not-for-profit membership organisation. We don’t sell you our unique numbers, but offer annual licences. For the music industry there are two options, starting from just £25 a year.
single track or album
- 1 x GTIN-13 licence for £25 per year
- 2 x GTIN-13 licence for £50 per year
- 3 x GTIN-13 licence for £75 per year
All numbers come with EPS images of your barcodes. Just complete this form to apply for your number(s).
Membership fees are dependent on turnover, and you’ll receive an annual licence for at least 1,000 GTINs (or barcode numbers).
Sign up for full membership.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll have the support of our dedicated team. So if you ever have any questions about using your numbers, just ask.Join GS1 UK