Jaxsta, the provider of a database of official music credits, has confirmed that its founder, Jacqui Louez Schoorl, stepped down as Director of the company on July 15.
Schoorl started working on the project that would become Jaxsta – which is headquartered in Australia and publicly traded – in 2013.
She then incorporated the company in 2015.
Announcing her departure from Jaxsta, Schoorl said, “This has been an amazing journey, from the early concepts to what Jaxsta has become today. We are now the largest official music credits database in the world.
“Jaxsta helps so many creatives enhance their career opportunities by most importantly ensuring they get credit where credit is due. I am encouraged with the team in place to take Jaxsta to its next level.
“Seeing my original vision become a reality has been an incredible experience. I know there is so much more ahead for the Company.”
Beth Appleton, Jaxsta’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Jacqui and I have been talking about Jaxsta since we met at a Women in Music Sydney event in 2018.
“The Board, Team, Partners and I thank Jacqui for her incredible vision, dedication and determination to bring Jaxsta into the world.
“Her vision was incredibly inspiring back then and I am bolstered by the trust given by Jacqui to take Jaxsta to the next level. We are on the next phase of this journey as we move to continue to commercialise Jaxsta on all fronts.”
Appleton was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australia-based music start-up in April 2022.
Last week, Jaxsta announced that it had inked an agreement with US digital music distribution platform DistroKid to add the credits of its two million members to the global Jaxsta database.
Jaxsta, which claims to be “the world’s biggest database of official music credits,” has an existing database of more than 240 million music credits from over 15 million artists globally.Music Business Worldwide