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News July 30, 2019

Details released of Jaxsta and APRA AMCOS partnership

Details released of Jaxsta and APRA AMCOS partnership
Jacqui Louez Schoorl & Dean Ormston
Image: Belinda Dipalo

Earlier this month, Jaxsta entered into a commercial data access agreement with Merlin, the independents’ digital music agency.

Now, the world’s largest source of official credit information for artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and more has finalised its partnership with APRA AMCOS.

The deal, announced today, will give Jaxsta access to data from APRA AMCOS’ 100,000+ members (songwriters, composers and music publishers).

Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Jaxsta’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder said:

“With Beta live, we are excited to now include the partnership we have been working on for some time with the team at APRA AMCOS.

“Their belief and support of our company’s mission is another key industry endorsement of the importance of credit where it’s due. We are proud to be working with such a dynamic and leading Performing Rights Organisation such as APRA AMCOS.”

Dean Ormston, APRA AMCOS’ Chief Executive Officer said:

“We’re very proud to be the first performing rights organisation to partner with Jaxsta. In the age of digital music consumption it’s never been more crucial to ensure there is accurate, authoritative information available about the identity of the amazing Australian and New Zealand songwriters and composers behind the songs. Jaxsta gives much-deserved credit to our songwriter and composer members and their works.”

Founded in 2015, Jaxsta has become the IMDB for the music industry, only its data is supplied rather than crowd-sourced.

In June, Jaxsta launched in beta with a database boasting more than 100 million credits across 25 million webpages, reflecting the music credits of 19 million recordings.

The company’s existing partner agreements include Sony Music Entertainment, the RIAA, Warner Music, Universal Music, Mushroom Music Publishing, ARIA, and The Recording Academy, AKA the folks behind the Grammys.

This latest partnership with APRA AMCOS comes ahead of the Jaxsta Pro launch, which is scheduled for the final quarter of 2019.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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