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Song credit provider Jaxsta Partners signs data deal with Merlin

Los Angeles, CA – (CelebrityAccess) – Jaxsta Limited has announced that it has signed a commercial data access agreement with digital rights agency Merlin.

The direct data feed provided by Jaxsta’s data partners (record label, publishers, industry associations) provides Jaxsta with access to Merlin’s data sources as opposed to crowdsourced information in an effort to improve the data accuracy on Jaxsta’s platform.

In addition to SADC Merlin, Jaxsta has entered into numerous partnership agreements over the past two years that provide the company with access to credits for over 80% of global music releases.

These data partners include Adarga Entertainment Group, Alligator Records, ATO Records, Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), Big Deal Music Group, Bright Antenna Records, CD Baby, Epitaph Records, Fat Beats Records, Foundation Media, Hillsong, Mad Decent, Merge Records, Mushroom Music Publishing, Narnack Records, The Official Charts Company (OCC), Polyvinyl Records, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), The Recording Academy, Sentric Music, Sony Music Entertainment and The Orchard, Soulspazm Digital, Unified Music Group, Universal Music Group, Virtual Label and Warner Music Group, with additional agreements expected in the coming months.

Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, said: “Providing accurate and transparent data reports is of critical importance both to Merlin and to our growing global membership of independent labels and distributors. This partnership with Jaxsta will help ensure that our members’ directory is properly accredited, wherever it is accessible and valued in the world.

Jaxsta, launched in 2015, provides credit information for over 19 million records. The credits include more than 5 million production credits, 4 million profiles (individuals, groups, companies and organizations); 2.5 million album / singles / original tapes releases; 2.5 million sound engineers credited on an individual basis; and 1.9 million credited individual songwriters.

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