After an early stint as a cruise ship pianist, Sterling's musical career came to fruition in 2007 after moving to New York City. He quickly came into demand as a session player, songwriter, and music producer. In 2008, he co-founded a music production duo Robopop. Soon after, Sterling went on to co-write and coproduce "Stereo Hearts" by Gym Class Heroes, featuring Adam Levine. The record was certified 3x platinum in the United States, 3x platinum in Australia and 2x platinum in Canada and reached #1 on the Billboard US Pop Songs Chart.
After the success of "Stereo Hearts", Sterling co-produced the song "Video Games", the first breakout release from artist Lana Del Rey. "Video Games" was a huge success and its album Born to Die has gone on to sell over 5,000,000 units worldwide. Fox also played the piano part on the recording and was credited as a mixing engineer. After "Video Games", Fox split off from his production team to focus on his own projects. He has since worked on a number of collaborations, including co-writing and adding vocals to the song "Shame on Me" from Avicii's album True.
In 2013, Sterling co-wrote the dance crossover hit "Take Me Home" by Cash Cash, which was certified gold in the US and reach #5 in the UK. In 2014, Sterling produced and cowrote the #1 iTunes hit single "Wasted Love" for The Voice Season 7 finalist Matt McAndrew. It sold 100,000 copies the first night of its release and reached #1 on the iTunes singles chart
In 2015, he co-wrote the Adam Lambert single Ghost Town, which would go on to become a radio hit and be certified Gold in the US. He would also contribute writing to Where the Devil Don't Go for Elle King's album Love Stuff, which became one of the top selling Rock albums of the year.
In 2016, it was featured in the Season 4 theatrical trailer for Orange is the New Black.
In 2016, he co-wrote "Man on the Moon" and "If I'm Dancing" on the Britney Spears album Glory and additionally added guitar and background vocals on "Man on the Moon".
Over his career, he has written songs with the likes of Madonna, Max Martin, Adam Lambert, and others and his works have been performed live by the likes of Queen, One Direction, and Maroon 5.
Baby FuzZ is a new project for Sterling Fox. Stylistically it's similar to some older stuff he's done genre wise, and the songs should dip into alternative rock/folk/pop. He thinks the key things, though, are that the vocals and instruments will be pitched up. This should create some unease or dark comedy or something. Who knows. We just know we like the way it sounds. A lot of older recordings in the 60s-80s were slightly sped up and pitched using what's called a VariSpeed setting on old tape machines. This helped the songs to "lift" the engineers would say, but in reality fixed a lot of pitch issues for the vocalists. It was like a cheap autotune. He's been fiddling with this for a while, so decided to make an entire project where that was the vocal sound. In his dreams, Baby FuzZ would be like an androgynous emo version of Yolandi from Die Antwoord.
In 2017, we might throw out a few more songs for Baby FuzZ. Also, Sterling is going to head out to LA to do some songwriting for some other artists.
"I think so far have confirmed Mitski, NVDES, and some other pretty rad folks. Also might link up with the Max Martin cru on some more mainstream projects as well", says Sterling.