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News July 20, 2022

DistroKid and Jaxsta Sign Data Partner Agreement

Senior Journalist, B2B
DistroKid and Jaxsta Sign Data Partner Agreement

DistroKid and Jaxsta have entered into a commercial data agreement which will enable the digital distributor’s 2 million members to have their credits plugged into the official music credits database.

Following the arrangement, announced today (July 20), Jaxsta’s database surges past 240 million music credits from 15 million-plus creatives.

Furthermore, both parties say, DistroKid’s creative community will be able to claim and customise their Jaxsta profile as their outward-facing CV; use their profile to create an embeddable One Sheet; and access Chart Alerts and Credit Alerts and other consumption insights.

“We’re thrilled to have DistroKid and the huge community of creatives they represent join Jaxsta. Jaxsta is here to ensure that all talent gets noticed and has the tools to shine in a very competitive landscape,” comments Beth Appleton, Jaxsta’s CEO.

With its 2 million members, DistroKid is the biggest independent distributor in the world, easily eclipsing competitors like TuneCore and CD Baby.

Founded in 2013 and based in Los Angeles, DistroKid estimates that it distributes over a million tracks each month to such digital services as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon, Deezer and Tidal.

Combined, the business reckons that it distributes 30-40% of all new music globally.

Those numbers were reflected in an investment from Insight Partners last August which valued the business at US$1.3 billion.

DistroKid estimates that it distributes more than a third of all new music globally, which ties into its May 2021 announcement.

DistroKid is a “fantastic partner and we know that together we will enable the DistroKid community they represent,” Appleton continues. “We welcome all to become Creator members so they can be found and grow their careers via Jaxsta’s incredible data-led insights and industry-leading features.”

Jaxsta was also conceived in 2013. Led by founder Jacqui Louez Schoorl, the company was incorporated in 2015 and listed on the ASX in late 2018.

Today, the business boasts deep-linked music credits across 67 million pages, sourced from upwards of 295 data partners. including the three major music companies (Sony Music, Universal, Warner Music), AIR, the Recording Academy and more.


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