Anthony Fantano is the mind behind the blog/vlog named The Needle Drop. He has described himself as the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd and his career is to review rock, electronics, hip-hop, metal, and pop song’s video, and audio. He started reviewing music on his official YouTube channel titled Fantano in 2009 and is considered one of the influential music critics.
Early Life And Education Of Anthony Fantano
Anthony Fantano was born on the 28th of October, 1985, in Wolcott, Connecticut, U.S. He was born and was brought up in Connecticut and wanted to become a cartoonist since a very small age according to him.
He is a vegan having grown into the diet since becoming vegetarian around 18–19. As of now, he is 35 years old and stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches or 185 cm.
In the early 2000s, he was introduced to independent music and thus started The Needle Drop next.
He started his YouTube channel in 2009 just as an experiment but the channel got widely popular amongst audiences since its start.
As a music director, he started working for the Southern Connecticut State University. He left his job at a pizza house to continue working for The Needle Drop full time. The alter ego of Fantano named Cal Chuchesta is featured in several reviews.
The music critic has over 1.27 million and has uploaded 1014 videos which have over 300 million views as of April 22, 2021, on his YouTube channel. According to the New York Post, he is one of the most influential music critics in the world as of now. His witty and truthful remarks made him authentic and popular among fans and artists.
His channel was the winner of the September 2011’s contest named On The Rise and Fantano also won the Beyond the Blog Award at the MTV O Music Awards. Anthony also parodies several songs and all of these too have been hugely popular amongst the audiences. The rating system of his reviews is on a scale of 0 to 10.
He also has a secondary channel "thatistheplan" on which he mostly reviews memes. The channel has
Net Worth And Salary
Fantano's net worth is expected to be $1 million at present. He earns a decent amount of salary from his career.
As per social blade, from his channel, he makes $1.9k-$30.5k monthly and $22.8k-$365.4k yearly. On April 21, 2020, he earned $73-$1.2k from the channel. More elaboration of his daily earnings is showcased on the picture below:
Fantano is an anti-war social democrat and supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour as a living wage as well as single-payer healthcare.
Personal Life: Who Is His Wife?
The YouTuber is married to Dominique Boxley. He first met his wife back in 2008 and after dating for some time, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.
The happy couple currently resides in Middletown, Connecticut
by Bchrome, 07 Feb, 2016