The National Library of Australia offers a range of services for notated music publishers to help them with the publication life cycle.

Get a free International Standard Music Number (ISMN)

An ISMN is a 13-digit number that is used to uniquely identify notated music publications anywhere in the world.

Apply for the Prepublication Data Service (PDS)

The Prepublication Data Service is a free service for notated music publishers which makes the details of your upcoming publication available to Australian libraries, library suppliers, and other members of the publishing industry for acquisition purposes.

Meet your legal deposit obligations

Legal deposit is a requirement for publications to be deposited with the National Library of Australia, and applies to both online and offline Australian publications.

Have a question?

Please direct all enquiries using our online forms. The Agency can no longer be contacted directly by telephone.  You will receive a response within 10 working days.

Find answers to frequently asked questions on ISMN and PDS.

For more information consult our user manual.

Find a music publisher

Search the directory for Australian publishers.

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