Austin is the co-founder of Ampled, a Brooklyn based ethical web platform that allows musicians to be supported by their community with direct, recurring payments. Structured as a co-op, Ampled is 100% owned by its artists, workers, and community (not VC investors) with the ultimate goal of creating a permanent vehicle for artist prosperity—not an acquisition or exit. As an organization, Ampled has positioned itself in stark contrast to Silicon Valley ethos through a commitment to radical transparency, democratic governance, and broad-based user ownership. Founded in 2019 by a group of designers, software engineers, and musicians, Ampled helps artists gain sustainable and predictable income in today’s streaming economy, and gives them agency and ownership of a platform they rely on.