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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 5920


  • Section: J - Information and communication
  • Division: 59 - Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities
  • Group: 592 - Sound recording and music publishing activities
  • Class: 5920 - Sound recording and music publishing activities

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- production of original (sound) master recordings, such as tapes, CDs
- sound recording service activities in a studio or elsewhere, including the production of taped (i.e. non-live) radio programming, audio for film, television etc.
- music publishing, i.e. activities of:
· acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions
· promoting, authorizing and using these compositions in recordings, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print and other media
· distributing sound recordings to wholesalers, retailers or directly to the public

Units engaged in these activities may own the copyright or act as administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of the copyright owners.

This class also includes:
- publishing of music and sheet books

This class excludes:
- reproduction from master copies of music or other sound recordings, see 1820
- wholesale of recorded audio tapes and disks, see 4649

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