Austin Robey is a Co-Founder of Ampled, a cooperatively-owned web platform that allows musicians to be directly supported by their community. He is interested in the development of alternative economies and building a more democratic, equitable and inclusive online economy. Austin is a member of NEW INC, the New Museum incubator, as part of the Equitable Platforms track and is also on the project council of the Internet of Ownership.
Ampled is a platform that allows music artists to be supported by their community with direct, recurring payments. Structured as a co-op, Ampled is 100 percent owned by its artists, workers and community. Founded in 2018 by a group of designers, software engineers and musicians, Ampled lets fans directly support their favorite musicians in exchange for exclusive content and experiences.