Anthony Fantano is an American video producer, journalist and music critic. He is best known for his video blog, The Needle Drop which focuses on song reviews and issues relating to artists, musicians and the music industry. Fantano has described himself as the internet’s busiest music nerd. It reviews a wide variety of musical genres, including hip-hop, indie, metal, rock, electronic pop, folk, jazz, and experimental. He does his reviews through his YouTube channel and website. He won an O Music Award in the Beyond the Blog category in 2011.

Biography (Age)

Anthony Fantano was born on October 28, 1985 in Wolcott, Connecticut, United States. He was raised in Connecticut. Fantano is of Sicilian and Canadian descent. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University where he majored in political science and journalism. While in Connecticut State, he became music director for the college radio station. He maintains that his experience at the college radio station has broadened his taste in music considerably, although he has always been a music lover.

By 2007, he had started working at ConnecticutPublic Radio where he became host of The Needle Drop. Later that year he started The Needle Drop blog where he gave text reviews. In 2009, he started doing video reviews on YouTube.

Over the years, Fantano has grown his YouTube subscribers to over 500,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 100 million times. Fantano’s rating system involves assigning an album or following a figure on a scale of 0 and 10 with varying descriptions such as strong or light to match each of the numbers on the scale. So far, only a handful of songs or albums have scored 10.

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Fantano and The Needle Drop have won a few awards for their music reviews, including YouTube-hosted On The Rise and a Beyond the Blog Award at the 2011 O Music Awards.

In 2017, music magazine Fader published an article accusing Anthony Fantano of having racist sentiments and a right-wing leaning. The article saw videos from Fantano’s other YouTube channel called thatistheplan depicting these racist and right-wing tendencies, for example, his use of Pepe the Frog memes which has been attributed to a symbol of the alt-right.

Fantano on his part posted a video in response stating that said racist or alt-right videos were only meant to be satirical and he always treated his song and album reviews on their merit without any racial or political consideration. He pointed out that he harshly criticized poorly rated songs and albums by white musicians as he had by artists of other races. Shortly after Fantano released the video to clarify things, the Fader article was removed from the website. The author of the article claimed to have received several insults and threats from Fantano fans for writing the article.

Fantano has described himself as a liberal in terms of his political views and is said to be a social democrat. He has often favored policies such as raising the minimum wage to US$15, which is a living wage, and he is also in favor of a single-payer health insurance system as achieved in some countries. Europeans. He has always taken an anti-war stance and identifies as an atheist. Fantano is vegan. Before becoming a vegan, he had been a vegetarian for several years.

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Anthony Fantano has been featured on multiple posts for his vlogging prowess. One of the first was a feature film by The Guardian in 2011.

Net value

Anthony Fantano’s net worth is estimated at $500,000. Most of his net worth comes from his earnings from his YouTube channels. With a budding career, that number is sure to increase.

Who is Anthony Fantano’s wife?

Anthony Fantano is married to Dominique Fantano. She occasionally appears on her review videos giving her own assessment of songs and albums. Their relationship proves that it has been a big part of his success.

height and body

Anthony Fantano is 1.85m (6ft) tall. There is no information available in the public domain about his weight and other body statistics.