Audius streaming service launches mobile app
The Audius streaming service mobile app is available on iOS, with Android soon to follow.
Last August, Audius blockchain music-streaming service went public, promising to disrupt the streaming world.
High-quality audio, free forever, resistant to censorship, no storage limits, no takedowns and artist focussed, Audius is here to usher in a new era for streaming.
Sounds fantastic, right? There’s a snag, though and it’s to do with good old copyright. Because of their strict ‘no takedown’ policy, their platform is a haven for copyright infringers. This is something they are apparently working on.
Naturally, this isn’t deterring the now 100 000 monthly active users joining the platform. And that number is about to skyrocket as the company launches its new mobile platform, which will no doubt increase accessibility.
While Audius’ mobile app is currently available in the iOS app store, an Android rollout is expected to follow in the coming weeks.
Regarding pulling power, the platform is populated by some of dance music’s most in-demand artists.
“[I’m] so stoked to have all the tracks in Audius on the go with the mobile app. Might have some unreleased stuff going up on there soon,” Graves told Dancing Astronaut ahead of the platform’s launch.
“Audius is one of the most exciting things I’ve heard about in a while. This might really affect the community and life around underground music in a major way,” Lido said.
Even deadmau5’ Joel Zimmerman is keen for Audius.
“As an artist, I spend much of my time seeing around the corner to the future of the industry, and Audius is clearly the way forward. I’m thrilled to join this team.”
Audius streaming service may be alleviating some pain-points associated with its competitors, but it’s still a new player in the streaming game- time will tell if this young gun will reign supreme.