Virginia based rapper Austin Fox discusses the journey of being a self-sustaining artist, the search for the perfect type beat, and the release of his latest studio album, Ranger396V.
In today’s episode, we are joined by Virginia-based rapper, Austin Fox. He has just released his third and latest studio album, Ranger 396V. Austin has a Soundcloud catalog of over 70 tracks that span for 6 years, with a unique message in his diversity of songs.
He joins us to discuss the journey of being a self-sustaining artist, the search for the perfect type beat, and the release of his latest studio album.
[01:20] Recent album feedback
[06:16] The type of music that Austin creates
[08:15] The search for the perfect beat type
[11:28] The hard and tricky game of finding the right beat on YouTube
[15:11] The process of communicating with producers
[18:06] How to earn by selling your music
[22:25] How the internet has changed the music industry.
[26:55] Taking it back: Austin’s first rap
[36:46] Remembering college life.
[37:32] Austin’s plan and vision to make his music self-sustainable.
[42:39] The biggest revenue streams in music
[46:35] Austin’s favorite song on the Ranger396V album.
[50:06] What’s coming up for Austin?
[53:19] Where to listen to Austin’s work
I was able to write a bunch of verses that the actual songs didn’t even make it on the album. But it was just a great feeling for me to get me in that writing mood.
For my whole career up until now, I have been a YouTube-type beat-fiend!
The beats that you don’t find on YouTube are the beats that I’m trying to get on.
When I’m finding a beat on YouTube, it’s a very tricky game. There’s a mix between you wanting a super flamey beat but you want one that doesn’t have too many views.
9 times out of 10 when I listen to a song, I’m going to hear some type of auto-tuned type.
If you love making music, people will love hearing it.
In the nowadays world of music, if you want to be an artist, you really need to have multiple hats.
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