It’s free!!! We do not charge any costs for your UPCs! That’s right. Most distributors will charge you up to $25 for each and every UPC. You can register as a company with the GS1 US organization, and pay them $750 to be a GS1 US member. They would assign you a UPC prefix, and you could release multiple products under that company registration. Yet that is not the case with Sugo Music Group. We provide UPCs free. As with ALL of our additional services, we do not charge any add-on fees or any additional costs. Not too many distributors can say that!
A UPC bar code identifies an individual product in the marketplace. It’s recommended to stick with one UPC per product. It is acceptable to have different bar codes for different formats of the same album such as vinyl, download, CD, etc. However, if you assign another album's bar code to a new release, combine two bar code numbers, or make up an invalid bar code number, you may be removed from various digital stores. Using an incorrect or invalid bar code causes metadata confusion for retailers and distributors and creates incorrect distribution reporting.
Unlike all other distributors, we offer numerous valuable services that are free of charge. Our objective is to build long lasting and prosperous relationships with our label partners and artists by providing a suite of free services as well as a Complete Distribution Portfolio. Our free services include: free album and singles compilations, PRO registration, Pandora and SiriusXM submissions, video channel graphics, album submissions, licensing submissions, UPCs and more!
No, companies are not required to supply a tax ID number and individuals are not required to supply a social security number. That said, we do require your Tax ID number to pay royalties to you.
No, it is absolutely not possible to tell in which country a product has been made by looking at the barcode.