Music Tech Start Up Announces Inaugural Aux Awards

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

Aux Music Ltd is proud to announce its first ever Aux Awards, set to take place on 30th March as a livestreamed event. After launching the Beta form of its Aux app in late 2021 ( where artists can access tools to back up, syncand collaborate remotely; the tech company startup is giving back to the industry by celebrating some of the brightest names and brands that have been making waves in recent years. Across 11 categories, the nominations have been thoughtfully selected by the visionary team at Aux – led by founder, tech entrepreneur, Ben Bowler – together with an impressive list of partners from all areas of music including, Music Ally, HotVox, The Independent Music InsiderAccess All Areas and Far Out Magazine. Voting is now open until 11th March 2022 at

With both Creator and Industry categories, the awards are voted for by the Aux user community and the general public, be they a fan of the nominee or a passionate musician themselves.

Creator Awards

Hot Tip – Best independent artist destined for greatness.
Making Waves – Best podcast as chosen by Aux for being a positive force in the industry.
On Repeat – Best new single by an independent artist.
Long Play – Best new album by an independent artist.
Sound and Vision – Best music video by an independent artist. 
Game Changer – Most innovative artist who is making waves by challenging genre, style or instrumentation.
Prolific Producer – The top Aux user who has uploaded the most tracks/projects.
Made on Aux – Best new release worked on in the Aux platform, utilising its storage and collaboration tools.

Industry Awards

Breaking Barriers – Best music business that is pushing the boundaries of the industry and succeeding in new ways.
Future Tech – Best new music software that is making the creative process smoother and simpler for musicians.
Opening Doors – Best live music business from around the world, inclusive of promoters, booking agents, venues and more.

With over 100 nominees lining up as potential award recipients, some of the shortlist includes: Hira, Ruth Royall and Satl who are all up for Best New ArtistSunny Bones, Gentlemens Club and IMANU who are contenders for Best New VideoRoyal, Looped and Instruments of Things for the Future Tech award, and NQ, Most Wanted and Pirate Studios who are all in line for the Breaking Barriers accolade.

It is huge kudos for the young Aux brand to attract such established nomination partners in its first year. Aux Founder, Ben Bowler, however, is no stranger to success. An experienced startup founder and developer, he built, launched, and sold, DJ live streaming platform which grew to a community of over 500k members. Then, as a digital nomad, he developed a series of startups while cycling around the world, leading to the launch of Indie Tech Ltd – a startup studio building software for music, media and gaming.

On the Aux Awards, Ben commented,

On behalf of the Aux team who have built the App to help artists and music industry pros connect and collaborate remotely, I’m delighted to announce the Aux Awards 2022. Our awards are a chance to recognise those artists and music companies creating new sounds, building new business models and connecting us all through music. I am personally excited that we have such high profile nomination partners, given that this is our first iteration of the event who all bring decades of expertise in their fields to their respective categories.

The Aux Awards livestream will be hosted by Ben Bowler alongside some special guest hosts. Those wishing to tune in to find out who takes home the gold must first register via Eventbrite and then join the event on YouTube. As well as exclusive performances from nominees, attendees can expect to hear some brand new updates forthcoming on the Aux platform.

With many more features to come from Aux in its full launch later this year, including its pioneering artificial intelligence technology where artist connections are suggested based on a wide range of factors; its ever-expanding platform is set to become an indispensable platform to help music creatives of all profiles, reach new levels.

Event Info:

Aux Awards 2022

Thursday 30th March

7pm – 7:30pm (GMT)

Eventbrite Registration:

Vote by 11th March:

  • The Aux project is the next step on founder Ben Bowler’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 Boiler Room 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 people streamed on Chew in its 5 years of operation.
  • Ben’s 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.