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News March 5, 2021

Jaxsta signs publisher data deal with Kobalt Music

Jaxsta signs publisher data deal with Kobalt Music

Jaxsta, the Australian/US dedicated database of official music credits considered to be the largest in the world, has signed a two-year commercial data access agreement with Kobalt Music.

Kobalt will provide it with publisher data to enhance Jaxsta’s official music credits data information.

Jaxsta provides information on every single person – songwriter, singer, session player, engineer, producer, art designer – who contributed to a record.

It ensures that its 130+ million official music credits are sourced and fact-checked directly from the owners of the data, as labels, distributors, publishers, royalty agencies and industry organisations.

The announcement of the Kobalt deal comes two months after Jaxta struck its first commercial API deal with Queensland-based Nightlife Music.

According to Jaxsta, getting Kobalt’s publisher data is critical for the launch of its Works product in Jaxsta Pro. The agreement adds another set of data which can be licensed via Jaxsta’s DataSolutions and Commercial API.

The Kobalt Music Publishing roster includes Finneas O’Connell (Billie Eilish), Beck, Childish Gambino, Dean Lewis, Diplo, Elvis Presley, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Max Martin, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor and The Weeknd.

According to a study released in January 2021 of the market share of music publishers in the US (Q4 2017-Q1 2019), Kobalt Music ranked fourth with a 13.02% share.

Jaxsta CEO and co-founder Jacqui Louez Schoorl said: ​“Adding and marrying publisher data with existing record label data to provide a deduplicated and deep-linked set of credits creates a unique world of new data integration possibilities for API data agreements with potential commercial partners.

“This deduplicated data is part of our Works product within Jaxsta Pro which we will be releasing in the coming months.”


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