During his childhood, he had a desire to become a cartoonist because of The Simpsons. In 2000 he started his career as a music director for the Southern Connecticut State University college radio station.
He was introduced to various music styles after Anthony Fantano began his career as a music director for the radio station at Southern Connecticut State University College.
He was inspired in the early 2000s by a friend to write about music. However, he began by sharing his musical experience on the internet through casual blog posts instead of writing reviews.
He was also employed at his high school pizza parlor during this time to repay his student loan. He bagged a podcast show at WNPR named ‘The Needle Drop’ with the help of a professor.
The Needle Drop
Though Anthony Fantano describes himself as “the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd” he is undeniably one of the internet’s most entertaining music reviewers.
Reviewing music on the video platform provides a whole new level of engagement between the reviewer and the audience, he says, as the audience can see the reviewer’s gestures, providing a sense of authenticity.