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Australian company strikes Grammys deal

59th annual Grammy Awards

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017, file photo shows a general view of the stage at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday, May 9, 2017, that the 2018 Grammys would return to New York City after spending the last 14 years in Los Angeles. The show will take place at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

A new Australian music company, which records the information behind songs and albums, has struck a deal with the Grammy Awards to provide the details for all the winners and nominations online.

Now that streaming has taken over as the predominant way people listen to music, Australian company Jaxsta will step in to display all the details online that were traditionally available in the liner notes of a CD or on a vinyl jacket.

All the information about a song or album, including who wrote it, who played on it and in which studio it was recorded, will be available on Jaxsta in much the same way IMDB provides all the personnel behind movies and TV shows.

The deal between Jaxsta and the Recording Academy, the organisation that produces the Grammys, will make the data behind all the winners and nominations, from the 59 years of the Grammys, available on the site in time for the next awards ceremony.

This deal marks the first time that the Grammys' official winner and nominee data has been shared with a third party.

The Jaxsta website will be launched at the end of the year and the 60th Grammy Awards will take place in New York City on January 28, 2018.

© AAP 2017

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