Audius Audius

Empowering Creators

Decentralized Audio Distribution, Attribution & Monetization

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Our Trusted Partners

  • General Catalyst General Catalyst
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
  • Lightspeed Lightspeed
  • Pantera Pantera

Audius reclaims value for audio creators & consumers


Own Your Content

Using Audius, creators can generate immutable and timestamped records for your creative works and register your assets to the Audius network. Because the network is decentralized and secured by blockchain technology, the metadata attribution remains safe, verifiable and immutable.


An Open Network

Providing a transparent network in a space traditionally controlled by third parties, Audius builds a bridge between creators and consumers. Discover new content or verify authenticity, authorized through a truly transparent system of attribution.


Create and Issue Licenses

Audius uses blockchain technology to ensure that artists get paid safely & instantly as consumers listen to content. Choose from preexisting license terms or create your own and automate the payments, transfers and issuance of licenses.

Audius Features


Audio File Hosting & Streaming

Painless audio publication.

Creator Dashboard

Sign into your account to view important info like listens, popular geo regions, etc.

Instant Payment

Get paid royalties on your content in real-time as users listen.

Attribution Friendly

The Audius community can recognize new content that samples from your uploads, and grants you a cut of those royalties too.



Listen immediately to popular content without needing to download additional software.

Support The Community

Feel good knowing that all proceeds are going directly to help support your favorite creators.

Exclusive Content

Audius already has many content creators who have agreed to publish their content exclusively to the Audius platform.


Ranidu Lankage

Co-Founder & CEO

Ranidu is a platinum-selling Sri Lankan Pop artist and DJ, formerly signed to Sony. He attended Yale University and co-founded his previous startup Whale/Polly with Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch. Ranidu has been backed by Y Combinator and other top-tier investors. Ranidu previously held various roles at Lehman Brothers & Google.

Roneil Rumburg

Co-Founder & CTO

Roneil most recently co-founded Kleiner Perkins' early-stage seed fund. At KP, he was responsible for seed investments into Blockchain and AI companies, including Lightning Labs. Roneil attended Stanford University and previously co-founded a Bitcoin peer to peer payment company called Backslash.

Forrest Browning

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Forrest is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, and most recently was a Co-Founder of StacksWare, an enterprise datacenter management platform started from a Stanford University research project. The company provides analytics at scale for Fortune 500 customers, and was successfully acquired in late 2017.

Sid Sethi

Founding Engineer

Previously at numberFire (acquired by FanDuel). Studied computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon.

Julian Baker


Previously owner of Yellow Pencil Design and lead graphic designer at Rival Sign Company & GI-Graphics.

Hareesh Nagaraj


Previously at Microsoft, on the Azure Service Fabric team working on reliable services. Studied computer science at William & Mary.

Chirath Neranjena

Head of Research

Previously at Google X: The Moonshot Factory. Studied aeronautics at Caltech.

Christina Rowland

Head of Operations

Previously head of operations at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). Studied at UC Santa Cruz.

Dheeraj Manjunath

Senior Engineer

Previously Co-Founder & Director of Engineering at Triblio. Studied computer engineering at VCU.

Ray Lee

Business Development

The ultimate fixer.

Shannon Wu


Owner of Mr. Progress marketing and advertising firm. Studied management science & engineering at Stanford University.



EDM Artist

Jeremy Gardner

Co-Founder of Augur

Bing Gordon

Co-Founder of EA Games

Paul Veradittakit

Partner at Pantera Capital

Tom Schmidt

Product at 0x

Greg Hazel

Chief Architect at BitTorrent