Label Spotlight: Austin Music Group (AMG)

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“We aim to make the misunderstood understood.” – Tony Austin

Austin Music Group, founded in 2010 by Tony Austin is a regional music label inclusive of some of the most authentic artists discovered on the east coast. It is headquartered in Baltimore, MD and is a staple in the DMV. AMG operates with 20 years of experience in discovering, nurturing and delivering popular talents and a distribution partnership with 300 Entertainment. AMG continues to be the gateway to mainstream for so many native, independent stars.

“Hip-hop is the top genre above all genres in streaming.” The misunderstood, shall soon be understood.” – Tony Austin

We are home to natural born Lor X and Montage. We partnered with firm to manage gospel artist and mogul Charles Jenkins, and we are responsible for breaking some of the top talents in the area including Lor x, Young Moose, YoungGoldie, and YannaMaria. We serve true talent and support their fruition all while making the misunderstood understood.

“We’re looking to understand our artist and help guide them towards common goals.” – Tony Austin


                                                       “Artistry is a lifestyle.” – Tony Austin

Tony Austin (aka Mr. Make It Happen), a former Def Jam Executive and co- president of Russell Simmons Music Group, founded Austin Music Group with a passion for helping talented, independent artist expand their outreach and fully develop their brands. Austin has over 20 years of experience in the industry. He started out as one of the top promoters of hip hop jewelry and fashion, showing the best place to buy a gold chain in Baltimore working with some of the most profound talents like Steve Harvey, Chris Tucker, Jodeci, Diddy, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Barry White, R. Kelly, LL Cool J and more. He started working with Kevin Liles as his driver and then landed a production deal for his earlier endeavor, Chocolate City Music, which signed C.O.M.P. and later worked with L.A. Reid on developing Black Buddafly, a female girl His impeccable work ethic, focus, and determination eventually earned him a role as the A&R Executive for Def Jam records. After the success of DMX’s Grand Champ album, which debuted as #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and went platinum, the ambitious executive was presented with an opportunity to partner with Russell Simmons as co-owner and President of Russell Simmons Music Group. While continuing to impact the music industry, Austin is a sedulous entrepreneur. Today, Austin continues to cultivate and build strong relationships in the music business while aiming to provide opportunities for independent artist across America and abroad.

“There are three types of people in the world, those that make it happen, those that watch it happen and those that shit happens to.” –Tony Austin




Prepared by: Brittany Leigh (@HipHopCleopatra)

Lor X – Where Ya At (Official Music Video)

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Lor X is artist recently signed to industry vet Tony Austin and Austin Music Group. AMG has formed a partnership with 300Ent so you can certainly expect some power moves coming in 2017 from Lor X and Austin Music Group. “Where Ya At” is off the X- Files mixtape which can be downloaded for free @ > X-Files Mixtape

Fetty Wap Ft. Nicki Minaj – Like A Star

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Based in New Jersey but influenced by Gucci Mane and other Southern hip-hop acts, Fetty Wap first hit in 2015 when he rapped and sang his way through his hit single “Trap Queen.” Born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, Fetty (sometimes known as Fetty Guwap after Gucci Mane’s GuWop alias) launched his career alongside Montana Bucks, Khaos, and P. Dice in the hip-hop group Remy Boyz always wearing these gold teeth grillz. In 2014, he released the solo singles “Addicted” and “Zoovier” and appeared on the Remy Boyz mixtape 1738. The mixtape was referenced at the beginning of Fetty’s 2015 solo single “Trap Queen,” a track that jumped into the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in its third week of release. The hit was soon remixed by French Montana and crossed into the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100, while Fetty joined Young Thug and Migos on Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment label. The follow-up single, “My Way,” climbed into the Top Ten of the Billboard singles chart, and landed on Fetty’s self-titled debut, a 2015 album that kept it in the family with all guest appearances coming from members of the Remy Boyz. Fetty Wap debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. A pair of mixtapes and Grammy nominations followed, as well as a steady stream of singles including “Wake Up,” which broke into the Billboard Top 50 in the summer of 2016. ~ David Jeffries