Audius & The Graph Mainnet Launch Partner

Audius & The Graph Mainnet Launch Partner

4 min

Audius has successfully migrated the Audius Subgraph to The Graph’s Decentralized Network.

Audius is thrilled to be joining forces with The Graph as one the first ten partners that have migrated  to mainnet. With nearly 5M month active users, Audius has tapped into a niche we all know and love - music. However, building on decentralized rails means increasingly more nuance as the protocol continues to scale - both in listener and artist data. To this end, we’re thrilled to be utilizing The Graph to power the underlying infrastructure for the Audius Dashboard - giving everyone a crystal clear picture on growth, governance and staking. Before integrating The Graph, Audius was reading data directly on-chain - causing the dashboard to take over a minute to load. Now, it takes less than a second. While it may seem like a small win, the ability to easily read, display and act upon insights generated from the Audius subgraph gives the community a transparent ecosystem overview at any given moment. These insights are easily query-able by anyone in the world, providing a rich dataset to easily follow along with the growing community-owned network that is Audius.

What’s New?

Starting today, the Audius subgraph will now live on The Graph’s decentralized mainnet - rather than on a hosted server.

While the hosted server accomplished everything we could have asked for, the subgraph is now completely serverless. This means that the instance is fully decentralized, and will continue to exist from now until the end of time - regardless of the Audius team’s involvement.

Audius is committed to reducing friction for the users of the Audius platform. For this reason, we have committed to paying for queries fees on the Audius dapp on behalf of the 5M+ Audius users. 

There are currently over 150 different Indexers on The Graph Network. Indexers earn GRT for keeping the subgraph online, and Audius benefits from knowing this data will continue to be queryable to anyone who chooses to access it. This means that there will be redundancy and no longer a single point of failure; if one indexers goes down, there will be dozens more to pick up and serve the queries on the Audius subgraph. 

Furthermore, GRT curation will be going live in the coming weeks, allowing tokenholders to signal on behalf of different subgraphs they deem to be valuable. This means that all the Auidus believers out there will be able to mint signal on a bonding curve on the Audius subgraph, as well as the many other subgraphs that will follow this lead and migrate their subgraphs to the decentralized network. 

Audius x The Graph

We’re excited to be entering uncharted territory with one of the leading pioneers in web3.

Both teams have been working tirelessly to ensure this mainnet migration runs smoothly and we couldn’t be more excited to showcase the power of web3 without compromising on convenience.

To learn more about the integration or to ask questions about the Audius subgraph, join our Discord!

We look forward to updating it regularly and providing real-time access to the growing Audius ecosystem.

Until then - query on!

About The Graph

The Graph is the indexing and query layer of the decentralized web. Developers build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs that applications can query using GraphQL. The Graph currently supports indexing data from Ethereum, IPFS, and PoA with more networks coming soon. To date, over 12,000 subgraphs have been deployed by over 17,000 developers for applications, such as Uniswap, Synthetix, Aragon, Gnosis, Balancer, Livepeer, DAOstack, AAVE, Decentraland, and many others.

Not technical but want to get involved and earn GRT on the decentralized network? You are welcome to join The Graph Network as an Indexer, Curator and/or Delegator. Delegate your GRT today to help secure the network by adding GRT to Indexers’ stake. Anyone can be a Delegator and learn about how to delegate on the network using the Delegation Guide, Community Guide, Choosing an Indexer Video, dapp query dashboard, and The Graph Academy. The Graph is a dynamic community with the resources to onboard people with any level of experience in blockchain projects - or none at all.