Jaxsta Limited the world’s largest publicly available database of official music credits, has signed its first commercial subscription deal with a performing rights organisation, APRA AMCOS. Under the deal, APRA AMCOS purchased 270 subscriptions to Jaxsta Pro outright for staff and ambassadors for 2020 (A$25,000 excluding GST).
Jaxsta CEO and Co-Founder, Jacqui Louez Schoorl & APRA AMCOS Chief Executive, Dean Ormston
In addition, the parties have committed to work together in order to reach just over 100,000 APRA AMCOS members with a coordinated education campaign and a reduced-price subscription offer for 2020.
APRA AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) is Australia’s oldest copyright collection agency to over 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. It licenses organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available members’ music, and distributes royalties to its members.
It is expected that this milestone deal will have significant additional benefits for Jaxsta as:
- The first commercial subscription deal for Jaxsta, signifying the start of a push to partner with similar organisations for enterprise subscription deals, member education campaigns and member sign-up deals; and
- APRA AMCOS is providing Jaxsta with communication access to its members that would not otherwise be available to Jaxsta.
Jaxsta CEO and Co-Founder, Jacqui Louez Schoorl, said, “Partnering with APRA AMCOS is a clear strategic push to commercialise the Jaxsta Pro product and work with organisations to offer large subscription-based deals to their members. Their members can fully harness the capability of Jaxsta Pro as a collaboration, career networking and revenue development tool.”
APRA AMCOS Chief Executive, Dean Ormston, said, “Jaxsta will help empower songwriters and composers to present their work and achievements accurately and with credibility to the music industry and broader public, worldwide.
The service’s emphasis on giving credit where credit is due is one that resonates with our members, who often work behind-the-scenes. Jaxsta will serve as a networking tool and connection point to new professional opportunities across the industry.”