At Jaxsta we’re always looking for ways to make things better for the music industry and for all of you who work within it. As such, we’ve made some additions to our platform that we are very excited to share with you.
Introducing Works Data!
Works Data is representative of the compositional element of a song, optimally identified by an ISWC (International Standard Musical Work Code).
Jaxsta, which houses more than 289 million official music credits from over 330 data partners, bridges the gap between recordings and publishing by initially adding 11 million works from The MLC, accurately matched to many of Jaxsta’s 48 million recordings - a number which is growing all of the time. In addition, 75% of the works link to contact information for 460 publishers and rights administrators.
Who uses Works?
This level of detail and transparency offers various segments of the music industry – songwriters, PROs, CMOs, publishers, music supervisors, TV production houses and music lawyers – a single source of truth to seamlessly secure lost royalties, source song licenses and syncs as well as view recordings of works that they control.
Why is Works important?
This addition addresses the accumulation of unassigned revenue in the industry’s so-called ‘black boxes’. As of 2022, royalties worth an estimated $1.5 billion globally are not paid to the correct rights holders due to inaccurate and missing data. This is because music recordings and works are not linked with the appropriate metadata to credit the correct creators and contributors, resulting in inefficient processes and incorrect compensation for creators and rights holders.
“Jaxsta’s work - recording matching accuracy means that songwriters, publishers, music supervisors, PRO’s and CMO’s can better streamline their royalty payment operations. We are proud to continue to develop features that improve the industry for so many.” - Beth Appleton, Jaxsta CEO
“Many of our API customers have asked about works so it is great to be able to offer comprehensive, deep-linked metadata for works, releases, recordings and creative profiles via a single set of APIs.” - Michael Stone, Jaxsta CTO
“It is great that all the songs are linked by ISWC. As a music supervisor, this provides me with a wide variety of options to quickly discover a cover song if I do not want to use the original master recording.” - Ryan Svendsen, multi-Platinum trumpet player & music supervisor
Works data is accessible on Jaxsta.com via all levels of membership with scaled search solutions for Business and Enterprise members.