Editor Discussion Guideline Update October 2006 4 Country

Editor-Discussion-Guideline-Update-October-2006

http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesCountry

Discogs Submission Guidelines - Country

Country
refers to the country of origin (the market) of the release. Discovering
the country can be very easy, or quite obscure. For small labels, they
will usually be based in (and release in) the same country. Larger
labels or labels with licensing deals overseas are harder, but the
country should always be the place the release was sold and distributed
in. For Imports, the country they are imported from is the country of
release.

The country
is NOT necessarily where the
release was manufactured. A US label can
release licensed recordings in Germany & Netherlands (perhaps
manufactured in Austria). If the release is on more than one label,
please list the country of the first label you listed in the Label
section. Please use the Release Notes field for all information that
cannot be handled by the current form, or for any other questions
regarding the Country field.

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If you are having trouble determining the country in which a release
was marketed, the following list of initials for the organizations of
composers, songwriters, publishers and other administrators of
copyright, mechanical rights, performance rights, etc. can be of some
help.

Feel free to use the Discogs forum to
discuss adding to the list or making corrections.


Please note that this information is not definitive e.g. the initials
"BMI" appearing on a release are an indicator that the release is likely
to originate in the USA. However it is still possible that the item was
manufactured for release in some other market, or that BMI is
administering royalty collection and payment on behalf of
affiliatedorganizations in other countries etc., so at best the
information is only a clue, a piece in the puzzle - not the final word.

ACAM =
Costa Rica
ACDAM = Cuba
ACUM = Israel
AEPI = Greece
AGADU = Uruguay
AKKA/LAA = Latvia
AKM = Austria
ALBAUTOR = Albania
AMCOS = Australia, New Zealand
APA = Paraguay
APDASPAC = Peru
APDAYC = Peru
APRA = Australia
ARTISJUS = Hungary
ASCAP = USA
AUSTROMECHANA = Austria
BIEM = international
BMI = USA
BUMA = Netherlands
CASH = Hong Kong
CEDAR = Netherlands
CISAC = international
CMRRA = Canada
COTT = Trinidad, Tobago
EAU = Estonia
FCA = Fiji
FILSCAP = Philippines
GEMA = Germany
GESAC = Europe
GESAP = Georgia
GRAMO = Norway
GVL = Germany
HDS = Croatia
HFA = USA
IMRO = Ireland
IPRS = India
JASRAC = Japan
KCI = Indonesia
KODA = Denmark
KOMCA = South Korea
LATGA-A = Lithuania
MACP = Malaysia
MCPS = UK
MCSC = China
MCSK = Kenya
MESAM = Turkey
MUSICAUTOR = Bulgaria
MUST = Taiwan
NCB = Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia
OSA = Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia)
PAMRA = UK
PPL = UK
PRS = UK
RAO = Russian Federation
SABAM = Belgium
SACEM = France
SACEM Luxembourg = Luxembourg
SACM = Mexico
SACVEN = Venezuela
SADAIC = Argentina
SAMI = Sweden
SAMRO = South Africa
SAYCO = Colombia
SAZAS = Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia)
SBACEM = Brazil
SCD = Chile
SDRM = France
SENA = Netherlands
SESAC = USA
SGA = Guinea-Bissau
SGAE = Spain
SIAE = Italy, The Vatican, San Marino
SOCAN = Canada
SODRAC = Canada
SOKOJ = Serbia, Montenegro (former Yugoslavia)
SOZA = Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia)
SPA = Portugal
STEF = Iceland
STEMRA = Netherlands
STIM = Sweden
SUISA = Switzerland, Liechtenstein
TEOSTO = Finland
TONO = Norway
UACRR = Ukraine
UBC = Brazil
UCMR-ADA = Romania
ZAIKS = Poland