Jaxsta (ASX: JXT), the world’s largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits, and Repost, the distribution and creator services division of SoundCloud, have launched a commercial data access integration made possible through Jaxsta’s partnership with Merlin.
The integration delivers 2.3+ million music credits from creators who are part of Repost by SoundCloud, the professional marketing and monetization service with industry-leading distribution, to Jaxsta’s database, which now houses more than 215 million official music credits from 12.7+ million creatives.
In addition to further solidifying Jaxsta’s position as the world’s go-to source of official music credit information, the integration of credits from Repost by SoundCloud creators opens up Jaxsta’s data-led music industry insights to many thousands of additional music creatives, whose credits will now be available on the site.
As a result, these creatives – including artists, producers, engineers, songwriters and more – will be able to claim and customize their Jaxsta profile and use it to create career opportunities. They will also have access to industry-leading features such as Jaxsta’s Chart Alerts and Credit Alerts; Jaxsta’s One Sheet, which enables them to create their official music resume; insights from the world’s Top 20 music markets; the ability to claim Neighboring Rights through their Jaxsta membership; and access to global chart and industry contact information, all in one place.
Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Jaxsta’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder said,
“I’ve long admired SoundCloud’s incredible platform, and the opportunities it and Repost by SoundCloud offer creatives globally. There is a wonderful synergy between Repost by SoundCloud and Jaxsta, as both are dedicated to helping music creatives reach and exceed their career goals. I’m thrilled that as a result of this partnership, thousands of creatives globally now have the opportunity to have their credits on Jaxsta, and to utilize all the incredible career-enhancing features of Jaxsta Pro.”
“Like Jaxsta, we believe recognition for creative work is important and plays a critical role in an artist’s ability to continue to build and grow their career,”
said Jeff Ponchick, Vice President and Head of Creator, SoundCloud.
“Our new integration makes it easier for creators to claim their profile and their music credits, and is a natural addition to our Repost by SoundCloud offering, which offers solutions for creators at every stage to extend their creative journey while ensuring they retain creative and economic control.”
Jaxsta has access to the best data the industry can provide, and currently contains more than 215 million official music credits from over 1.4 million worldwide record labels, sourced directly from 274 data partners including publishers, royalty agencies and industry associations across the globe.
Those organizations include the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA), Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), Music and Entertainment Rights Licensing Independent Network B.V. (Merlin), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), The Recording Academy® (GRAMMYs), Sony Music Entertainment and The Orchard, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, to name a few.
The direct data feed provided by Jaxsta’s data partners (record labels, publishers, industry associations, and more) provides Jaxsta with official authoritative data sources as opposed to crowd-sourced information. This dramatically improves the accuracy of the data used in the Jaxsta Platform.
In August, Jaxsta introduced a new membership structure for Jaxsta Pro that allows members to choose between a freemium version, Jaxsta Core, or a paid version, Jaxsta Plus. Jaxsta Plus provides an extensive and evolving suite of world-first features for artists, music creatives, as well as the music industry professionals who represent them.