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Aux desktop app launches for professional audio producers

The Aux desktop app lets remote-working creators collaborate unlike any existing tool. Two Ableton Live or Logic Pro X users can work on the same project, utilise file syncing across all devices and bring real-time chat directly into the DAW. With intelligent version history of all file uploads, timestamped commenting on waveforms, and an in-built DAW stems player; producers’ audio workflow and the collaborative process are simplified and streamlined like never before.


Aux App launches free music industry guide

Available in print across five UK cities, each tailored copy of The Aux Guide features hundreds of local artist managers, label services, rehearsal spaces and more. This comprehensive guide is to be an indispensable tool for budding musicians to kick start careers and get networking in all the right places.


Aux App receives £50,000 award from Innovate UK

Aux App ( the collaboration and file sharing platform for producers, musicians and podcasters, has received £50,000 funding from Innovate UK’s Young Innovators Next Steps Award. The grant recognises trailblazing young entrepreneurs, giving them financial support to accelerate their business growth. For serial tech entrepreneur and Aux founder, Ben Bowler, this crucial support will go towards the development and launch of the platform’s ground-breaking AI technology, designed to support the next generation of music and content creators.


Aux Awards winners revealed

Held on Thursday 30th March, the Aux Awards commended the brightest artists and brands making innovative steps in the independent music industry. Winners across 10 categories took home the gold including singer-songwriter Emma Mae (Best New Single), Audience Republic (Best New Music Software), Pool Valley (Best Live Music Business), CLOUD (Best Album) and Sub-Label Recordings (Best Independent Label).


Artist performances announced for inaugural Aux Awards ceremony

Breaking talents Emma Mae, CLOUD and Anna Wolf are set to perform at the livestreamed Aux Awards on Thursday 30th March. Launched by music tech start up app, Aux, the event will award the scene’s most exciting independent music creators and innovative brands shortlisted by Aux and partners, Access All Areas, Music Ally, The Independent Music Insider, HotVox and Far Out Magazine, and voted for by the general public.


Music Tech Start Up Announces Inaugural Aux Awards

Launched by music tech start up app, Aux, voting is now open for the Aux Awards. In celebration of the scene’s most exciting independent music creators and innovative brands, nominations come handpicked by such forward thinking industry organisations as Access All Areas, Music Ally, HotVox, Far Out Magazine, and us at The IMI. 11 Awards will be given out at the livestreamed event on 30th March alongside a number of exclusive performances.


UK-based Music Tech Startup Aux Goes Lives In Beta Format

The app aims to pull open the gates to the music industry, providing artists with the tools to securely back up (with double WeTransfer’s upload speeds), sync and collaborate on music files, while providing access to invaluable music industry contacts and data via the hand-curated Aux Guide. The beta launch aims to shape the future of the app via Aux community feedback, contributing to an existing road map which includes AI-driven recommendations.

About Us

Aux is a new music industry platform. We’re building a series of tools to connect artists with the music industry supporting the next million of music creators to build successful careers.

The Beta launch of our innovative music platform arrives on 25th November. In the meantime, we are thrilled to launch Connect – our weekly blog exploring all facets of music creation and the music industry that supports it. Conversation, communication and collaboration are essential aspects of what Aux is and how we will create a flourishing community of musicians, music services and industry figures. That focus on communication, is where Connect comes in.

What is Connect?

Aux will be a revolutionary platform in the music industry, tearing down barriers for musicians around the world while being your guide, and friend, on the p​​ath to a career in music. Connect is the direct channel for the Aux Team, alongside a community of guest writers, to address topics that we think will be beneficial for all musicians. Join us here to find a mix of factual pieces regarding careers in music or production, how to’s and editorial pieces reflecting on the current state of the industry. We’ve already lined up a diverse collection of writers, producers, composers and engineers to contribute to Connect and we can’t wait to see what you think.

Much like with the platform itself, we are keen to garner as much feedback from our audience as possible for Connect. If you want to propose a topic, a writer or even put your hand up to write a piece – we are all ears.

Who we are.

Aux is a small team of passionate music lovers. Ben, Lluis, Lukmaan and Joe Belham, all committed to making Aux an essential platform for music makers on their adventure through sound. Our incredible developers are working tirelessly to make the platform everything we know it can be.

How Aux started.

This is not the beginning of the story. The Aux project is the next step on our founder’s journey to help break down walls and open up new opportunities for musicians through technology. Back in 2013, Ben developed, one of the first music-friendly live streaming platforms that was well ahead of its time (before Facebook Live, YouTube Live, TikTok – then called – would come out the following year). With Boilerroom being the main channel for artists to build a streaming following at the time, the aim of Chew was to remove the red rope and allow any artist to build a following. Half a million of you streamed on Chew in its 5 years of operation. His next company, StreamOn, helped anyone go live from the browser, in high quality, with no complex software or setup required. During the first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, StreamOn reached out to the music community to get anyone from bands to music teachers performing online.

And now it’s time for Aux to take the spotlight. When the Aux launches in beta, the platform will include the seed of our backup, syncing and collaboration tools and our Guide of 500 key music contacts. What it signifies is the beginning of the Aux journey, to work with you to create the next generation of music collaboration platforms. So sign up on the homepage for early access to the beta and join us.


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