How Anthony Fantano Became ‘The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd’ on YouTube

“There are records — like the new Taylor Swift album — I know I have to cover, that I have a responsibility to cover,” Fantano tells TheWrap

YouTuber Anthony Fantano lives up to his nickname as the “internet’s busiest music nerd.”

The 33-year-old, working from his home studio in Connecticut, churns out album review videos at a blistering pace. Rap, pop, indie rock: You name it, he covers it. Fantano puts out half a dozen reviews per week on his “The Needle Drop” YouTube channel, which has racked up about 2 million subscribers in the decade since its debut.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

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