New Audius blog at

We’ve moved the official Audius blog to

All historical articles will stay on Medium and the blog, with all new content being posted exclusively to the new blog!

This comes with a sleek design, different categories to filter topics and a monthly community newsletter.

Calling all curators. It’s your time to shine.

Among a vibrant community of artists and fans, curators are a crucial third pillar of Audius. The existence of stronger tastemakers spotlighting emerging artists is just part of what makes Audius so unique, especially in an age when the largest playlists are historically saved for the biggest names and major labels.

With Audius, curators can earn network rewards, meaning there’s never been a better time to take advantage of all the awesome music at your fingertips.

To get a sense of playlists that have seen strong traction in the past, check out…

Audius faces many challenging engineering problems running crypto code at consumer scale, namely the recent issues around client communication with the Ethereum blockchain (eth-rpc). This includes:

  • Reliance on a single web3 provider that has proven to be a dangerous single point of failure.
  • Different users frequently reading the same data from the chain, which is both expensive and inefficient.
  • Leaking API keys to paid providers isn’t great when they’re hard-coded in a client or DApp

We’ve found that using Cloudflare workers with an assortment of different web3 mainnet eth providers effectively mitigates these concerns.

Check out our repo at

A Little Background…

Every time an Audius client initializes…

Alongside the $AUDIO mainnet launch, Audius has broken records across virtually all protocol metrics.

From reaching 800k monthly active users (a 30% increase month-over-month) to a 33% increase in tracks with more than 30,000 uploads in four days, this has been an explosive period of growth for the platform. Audius is shaping up for the next chapter in crossing the chasm to reach an even larger audience of artists and fans.

To meet this growing demand, the Audius team specced or built proofs of concept with over 20 L1 and L2 scaling solutions. After this research, Audius has selected Solana…

It’s been just a few days since the launch of $AUDIO and simply put, the reception has exceeded our wildest expectations 🤯

From Skrillex to Alina Baraz and Russ, the mainnet launch of Audius brought about a new wave of artist onboarding unlike anything we’ve seen since the platform launched a year ago.

Of the 50M $AUDIO distributed to our 10,000 most active artists & fans via a retroactive airdrop, 22M tokens have been claimed so far.

This comes with nearly 300 members of the new $AUDIOholder token-permissioned Discord channel. More details on the distribution can be found here.


TLDR: The $AUDIO platform token is live on mainnet. Our top 10,000 artists & fans received an exclusive $AUDIOdrop now available to claim in your dashboard and use on the Audius platform.

We’re thrilled to announce that $AUDIO — the Audius platform token — is now live on mainnet.

To our growing community of artists, fans and curators, head over to your Audius account to see if you’re eligible for a very special surprise.

We’re giving 50M $AUDIO, or 5% of the initial supply, to our top 10,000 artists & fans through an exclusive $AUDIOdrop to be used on the…

Don’t just own the masters. Own the platform.

About a year ago, we excitedly launched Audius to the public for the first time.

Today, we’re happy to share details around $AUDIO — the Audius platform token underpinning value-added actions in Audius and its unstoppable streaming protocol.

Created with the mission to give everyone the freedom to distribute, monetize, and stream unstoppable audio, Audius has grown quickly since launch in Sept 2019.

It’s now home to over 700,000 monthly active users (MAUs), almost 100,000 tracks, and millions of streams each month!

We’ve spent the last year building a strong foundation for mainstream usage, curating a suite of tools and features that give artists better means of engaging with their fans.

From our public API

Tl;dr: The code is done. Mainnet launch is coming. And Audius now has a deep bench of crypto-native investors who will help our community make open audio possible.

We’re excited to announce that Audius has raised $3.1M in a strategic round co-led by Multicoin Capital and Blockchange Ventures, with participation from Pantera Capital, Collab+Currency, and Coinbase Ventures. To date, Audius has raised $8.6M, including prior investments from General Catalyst, Lightspeed, Pantera Capital and Kleiner Perkins.

It’s been a crazy ride since we got started in mid 2018. Since then, we:

  • Raised a series A round in late 2018
  • Brought together…

We started Audius to democratize the music industry and enable the best possible experience for the entire online music community: artists, fans, and developers. Over the last year, an incredibly talented team and community of indie artists have convened around Audius, impassioned by our mission to give everyone the freedom to share, monetize, and listen to any audio they want.

Today, we’re excited to announce the open-sourcing of Audius and the beginning of an incentivized testnet for Audius service providers, who will operate creator nodes and/or discovery services in the network. …


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