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Audius Awards to celebrate community, hand out NFT Awards

Voting is now open for the inaugural Audius Awards, an initiative created by the fully decentralized music streaming platform to allow its growing community to have their voices heard and to celebrate a banner year.

Audius ended 2020 with roughly 500,000 monthly listeners and has seen that number boom to nearly 7 million as 2021 comes to a close, with more than 200,000 artists contributing to the blockchain-based streaming platform.

And now Audius wants the community to decide who made the biggest splash this year, with voting commencing for categories including Best Artist, Best DJ Mix, Most Active Community Presence, and Top Label on Audius, among others.

"Like many communities in crypto, 2021 was pretty insane for Audius. The network saw tremendous growth in terms of users and it launched some amazing product features and partnerships. More and more artists are using the network to get their music out and to connect with fans directly; it's inspiring to see folks who began their careers on Audius go on to play festivals and really build fanbases. I think the Audius Awards will help carry that energy into 2022," said Clayton Blaha, Audius' Head of Partnerships.

The Top 5 vote-getters in every category will receive a "Silver Audius Awards NFT" while every single community member who votes will receive a participation NFT.

Competition is sure to be fierce as Audius saw some big names, such as Dillon Francis, Subtronics, and Disclosure show up nearly every week on trending tracks, while other acts such as Zedd and Mike Shinoda came in hot upon their arrival to the platform.

Those interested in weighing in can vote at Voting will remain open until 11:59 pm PST Friday, December 17.

Be sure to check back on Audius' social channels at 12 pm PST Wednesday, December 22 for a livestream event announcing the winners.