Aux: Open Music

Aux App receives £50,000 award from Innovate UK

The grant will support the development and launch of the pioneering AI software built into the final version of the Aux artist collaboration platform.

London, 8th June 2022 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.

Over the next twelve months, Aux users can expect this AI technology to be sprinkled across all parts of the app. Tracks and DAW files will be tagged automatically allowing deep filtering and searching of a musician’s own music projects, which is not possible with any other tool.

Via this technology, which ultimately allows the Aux app to learn the style of a user’s productions, it will generate ‘connection suggestions’ in the wider community based on that profile.

Once artists upload several projects to the system, the technology will also create a private profile of their music that will be used to make connections in the Aux Guide – a networking directory of thousands of potential collaborators, music businesses and services such as record labels, publishers, studios and rehearsal spaces, tailored specifically to them.

These two functions of the AI software combined, meet one of the most common needs of early-stage artists: how to find collaborators and build their network.

The experienced startup founder and developer, Ben Bowler – who built, launched, and sold, DJ live streaming platform and founded Indie Tech Ltd – commented,

“Aux is focused on bringing the latest tech to bear to improve the way that musicians work, from backing up and storing sessions, to opening up new collaboration opportunities around the world. The funding and support from Innovate UK and the Next Steps Award Grant gives the Aux team the ability to focus on how AI technology can be used to help early-stage musicians find collaborators and take their careers to the next level.”

Hundreds of creatives are already experiencing a new way of working using the pioneering Aux App (launched in Beta in late 2021) where they can store, share and collaborate on audio files in a seamless and more simple way, with anyone in the world.

Aux App offers double WeTransfer’s upload speeds and a market-leading 10GB of free storage, but’s much more than the sum of these parts. It’s an indispensable, future-facing platform which simplifies the remote music-making process using tools designed to further careers.

Aux: Open Music

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