Earlier this year, we unveiled our $AUDIO Rewards system to the world, and the community response has been incredible. The $AUDIO rewards system allows both Artists and Fans to earn crypto-based $AUDIO rewards through completing simple actions within the Audius App.
We're now excited to announce the latest addition to the [ever-growing list of rewards](https://blog.audius.co/article/new-reward-send-your-first-tip-to-earn-audio) that can be earned while using Audius! Starting today, you can now earn $AUDIO by simply creating a new playlist and adding some tracks to it!
Yep, it’s that simple!
Once you’ve earned your $AUDIO reward, you can hold on to it to [unlock VIP tiers](https://blog.audius.co/article/introducing-audio-badges), which enable special features throughout the app (and give you a nifty little flair beside your display name). You can also send $AUDIO to your favorite artists & curators to show your support.
This is just the start for monetization on Audius. Stand by for more exciting updates as we keep developing new ways for Artists to earn money & take back control.