Okay… here’s a question which has always puzzled me. Is there a universal system by which recorded-music albums are identified, like ISBNs for books?
For instance, the Emerson Lake and Palmer CD in fromt of me is labeled on its spine, “R2 72223”. The UPC barcode on the back is “8122-72223-2”, which appears to be related.
The Forest for the Trees CD has the number “DRMSD-50002” and the barcode “00445-00022”.
An indie CD I have (“Povus esti simple” by Persone) has no such code. A later CD by the same group, “Sed estas ne”, is on the Vinilkosmo label from Europe and has the code VKKD 20 006. There is no barcode.
So… is there some music-industry organization that issues ID codes or numbers to labels, who then number their releases? And is there a standard code for the type of media (CD, MD, cassette, LP, etc)?
“Kiu frenezas? Cxu la mondo aux mi?” -Persone