Anthony Fantano Message to Musicians

Posted by Jakub

Most days since 2007 i’ve posted music from unsigned artists, well known artists, and demos from email links(keyword there is links not attachments) from musicians and readers. Since then not many people or articles have explained promotion to musicians the way Anthony Fantano did it here on his youtube channel, really worth your time if you’re making music and your frustrated with your following.

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Sean says:

December 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

At first, I found Fantano to be obnoxious. But because he has been 1. consistent 2. prolific and 3. knowledgeable, I have come to respect him and enjoy his posts over the years. This was a great video that has implications for anyone trying to get their name and skills out to the powers that be in their given fields. Thanks.


DIY says:

December 8, 2012 at 3:16 am

Nice video, but it kind of enhances my belief that there’s no real recipe for success. In the end I think it comes down to being surrounded by the right people, not in terms of particularly influential folks, but just having the right chemistry going on in your life, i.e. some people are kind of meant to succeed, others are not.


mg33 says:

December 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

I’m of similar opinion to Sean. I also found him to be very annoying at first. He definitely grew on me over time, and what can I say, I certainly can’t hold anything against someone who is that passionate about reviewing music – good and bad – and actually puts a tremendous time into doing so. For long-form music reviews, think of it this way: you can go the Pitchfork route and consume yourself with imaginative prose, or, you can watch/listen to someone like Fantano break down actual positives/negatives, progressions/digressions, etc. of a new release. The latter is a little bit scientific and goes against my own simple evaluation of albums (Ex: Do I feel an emotion from this? Does it make me feel happy/sad/optimistic/nostalgic, etc?) but he does a great job of keeping reviews interesting. Whenever he pops up here I have to remind myself to visit his site more often.


Steve Austin says:

December 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Kinda stating the obvious and also slightly irrelevant at times for a blog as obscure as this.


Paul Anthony Webb says:

December 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

@Steve: That may be true, but I still find this video helpful. Sometimes the most obvious things aren’t always so obvious for some people.

I’m sharing this vid with my musician friends. My setback has been recording quality that’s not up to par with what I want to hear (home recording at the moment). I do have close to a hundred Facebook fans worldwide though, so I’m almost there.


Workout Planner says:

December 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thanks for posting about this, I would love to read more about this topic. Interesting, clear and precise. Congratulations again on a good job Jakub.


Narco says:

March 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Maybe he addressed it later in his talk, but how would you ilmpement this kind of learning in Math and Sciences which really do have just one answer in any given problem? I suppose students could become creative in taking different avenues to arriving at the same answer, but I don’t see it being ilmpemented into the teaching very smoothly.Further, I wish he would have commented on religion in a student’s life. I wonder how much that affects his learning abilities. I would like to notice that the East coast is becoming progressively less churched. I don’t want to argue about who’s a born-again Christian and who’s not, but I imagine that students in a more religious atmosphere might process things differently than those where religion has been almost entirely relegated to a private sphere of one’s life.


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