AUDIUS, a revolutionary music platform

Ade M. Campbell
4 min readNov 27, 2020

Music creatives and lovers can be rewarded….

Audius is a music sharing and streaming platform in the vein of Soundcloud, only it’s a very different beast under the hood. This is important, since Soundcloud is a centralised setup where music you upload may get taken down, and where you will never see much in the way of rewards for your particular music (unless you’re one of its top artists).

And that’s the other huge difference: Audius can reward you every time your music is played, by anybody, and even the platform itself can be owned and managed by… you!

Audius [read some background info on Everipedia]. On the surface it has many familiar features and menus as other music streaming sites, but beneath this it has a decentralised engine set to be run more by its own members, and where rewards are shared out and can be spent back inside its ‘ecosystem’.

Musicians can quickly find themselves not only earning from their own music, but from curating new artists and voting on fresh proposals on how Audius itself, should evolve.

Its engine involves (omg!) … a cryptocurrency … in the form of $AUDIO token. But this is a good thing, since with this token a whole, vibrant musical or creative ecosystem has a chance to thrive. It will be its own native currency for finding artistic success, collaborating, and helping others.

You can easily and quickly create your own profile, and start uploading any music or sounds you’re proud of. You can also compile great playlists as with many streaming platforms. [You can view a sample profile page for some ambient guitar here.]

How to earn $AUDIO?

It’s still early days, but the concept is to reward user engagement via curation, platform governance (decision-making and voting), and of course by making good music that finds a following. Musicians will be able to spend their earned (or bought) $AUDIO on things like getting tracks mastered professionally or promoting themselves further.

Early birds….

Artists and musicians have been getting involved with the platform this year 2020, since its token only launched back in October.

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Ade M. Campbell

Writer, artist, permaculture explorer of new tech, generative AI, VR, web3, NFTs: Ade’s Press: adespress.blog