ISNI - International Standard Name Identifier



Registering your ISNI is an easy online process. ISNIs can be assigned to persons, which include real names, stage names and pseudonyms, as well as organisations such as official bodies, companies, universities and music bands.

Once you have completed the registration process, you will be able to update or add information at any time.

Before you commence the registration process, make sure you have made a thorough search using the search options provided, those being “Name keyword”, “Any phrase” and “ISNI Number”. If you are certain that there is not a record already for you, you can then create one. Make sure you provide as much information as possible in order to help with the uniqueness and retrievability of your record.

If there is already a record and you wish to add further details, select the “Add to this record” button at the top right hand side of the record to open the editing screen. Please note that you CANNOT change the existing data. You may ONLY add. If you want your details to be changed in any way, you would need to contact the ISNI quality team at

For further information about using this portal and ISNI in general please visit our FAQs.