Bar Code for CD | Bar Code for DVD | CD Barcodes
Put a Bar Code on your CD or DVD to help with identification
Registering a BarCode for your CD or DVD product is becomming more important, especially for independent artists. It is now, a common requirement of doing business with many music retailers and chain stores, and for music download sites such as Itunes or CD Baby as they use it for identifying and cataloging the product as well as stock control.
There are two parts of the process: getting a unique number (so your product is not mistaken at checkout) and creating the Bar Code image file. (note there are some minimum size requirements to ensure that the barcode will scan correctly at the checkout).
- Getting a unique Bar Code means using a service such as GS1 (EAN).
- Procopy has an allocation of numbers, and we can issue a unique Barcode for your CD or DVD project within 24 hours.
- We can also provide a high resolution (TIFF format) Bar Code graphic.
It is the responsibility of the artist to give the Bar Code number and the Album details to any wholesaler or retailer that stocks the product. There is no electronic matching of the barcode to the Cd Album or DVD. It is a MANUAL process. The only purpose of the EAN process is to ensure that the number is UNIQUE.
If you are marketing your CD in the US, you may wish to consider the use of a UPC Bar Code. This the standard Bar Code for the reporting of CD sales for album sales Charts and Royalties. See Soundscan for more details.