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What is a label code?
What is a label code?
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Written by Theresa
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The label code, also abbreviated to LC, is a five-digit code (e.g. LC24625). It provides information about the label behind a release.

It is not necessary to specify a label code for digital distribution. For this reason, the code does not have to be specified in the individual releases. However, it can be created once in the profile if it is to be noted on the credit notes and invoices.

As a rule, you only need a label code if you are aiming for radio promotion and want to collect revenue per play, as radio stations and television continue to bill GVL on the basis of both LC and ISRCs.

We offer to use our label code, all information about this service can be found here. Alternatively, you can also apply for your own label code with GVL, but you must become a GVL member to do so.

Please note: the label code does not play a role internationally, but is only relevant for Germany.

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