Audius

The future of music streaming on the blockchain

Audius wants to cut the middlemen out of music streaming so artists get paid their fair share. Coming out of stealth today led by serial entrepreneur and DJ Ranidu Lankage, Audius is building a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify or SoundCloud.

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HunterPro
Was lucky enough to interview Ranidu, Roneil, and Forrest earlier this week about their plans to decentralize the entire music industry. I was initially skeptical of any attempt to bust up the entertainment industry, but their model is well-thought out and helps every player (except the pesky middlemen). Pumped to see their network go live and give it a shot!
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@nickabouzeid where is the interview link?
@nickabouzeid Thanks for taking the time Nick and for posting Audius! Loved chatting with you.
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HunterPro
@keyul We didn't end up recording it, sorry about that!
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Brilliant

Pros:

Much needed in the industry. Talented team.

Cons:

Not yet launched.

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Thanks! Stay tuned for a beta later this year!

Really excited about Audius

Pros:

Fantastic team solving some big market inefficiencies

Cons:

N/A - hasn't launched yet

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@ranidu why did you guys stopped working on AskWhale 🐳 ? Did the redesign kill it? It was gaining good traction and engagement. I loved it! Made new friends there. …before redesign 😒
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@ksaitor The redesign did not kill Whale. The long term retention not being up-to the mark killed it.
Taking it back to your days building Drop and Artist Union, 3-4 years ago! I love music and appreciate those building tools for makers and creators. As with any marketplace, the cold start challenge is always super tough. How are you onboarding artists initially, @ranidu and team?
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@rrhoover The DROP!!! Thanks for all the support along my journey Ryan. On the question of how we bootstrap this, we have an awesome advisory board in the works with both music Artists and high profile industry executives. We also plan on using token incentives for artists to sign up.
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