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 path 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 Chew.tv, one of the first music-friendly live streaming platforms that was well ahead of its time (before Facebook Live, YouTube Live, TikTok – then called Musical.ly – 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.