If he gets 1/400th of his followers to pay $5 for each of his "classic" reviews he will make $60,000. And that's on top of all the other money he makes from ads, likes, merch, recordings of him reading other people's fanfictions, and literal concert tickets for people to come hang out with him. Can we as a board make a conscious effort to stop watching his videos or supporting him in any way?
He wont get 1/400 of his followers to do so, however, he does probably have a nice income.
Anyways, why do you care anon? Let the man enjoy his money, you don't have to pay him from your own pocket. You also dont have to watch him if you don't like him - I dont, and I'm feeling just fine.
i doubt 1 in 400 will pay for that especially because almost all of his subscriber are from here and they download most of their music for free
anyway its his job, i would try to make as much money as i could
don't know, don't care, why do you?
just because its a service doesnt make it a good one
i'm sure as fuck not going to give fantano any money, why anyone cares that other people will is beyond me
To be honest, he made a living out of his opinions, and recording them, and putting them online. He was really lucky that he could do that. Also, he has a pretty good taste. Of course, sometimes I disagree with his reviews, but come on. He's really up to date and does his job pretty good - other than those cringeworthy "show element" wannabe stuff.
lol you kids are so attached to this guy's opinions it's pathetic. you trend hopper types are what made mu shit with your last.fm and pitchfork ratings garbage. want to really enjoy your music? stop making it a fucking social media bullshit popularity contest and just listen to it
What is wrong with someone making some cash through reviews and editorials?
Lots of people (myself included) appreciate his reviews and look to him (and other reviewers) for insight, or at least a different take on recordings.
Reviewers and editorial writers have traditionally been paid for their work, and at some point they need to be to continue to fully devote themselves to it.
Why all this mad? Seriously, will OP or someone who has an issue with this please explain the problem here?
i feel like the issue is not that he asked for money but how he did it
he fucked this video up in every way possible, nobody got angry when he did the hangout thingies and so on but this is just a fucking mess
it's not about whether or not his opinions are valid.
he's ENTERTAINING. 400k people watch him for entertainment. doesn't matter what the takeaway is.
he deserves money for being able to amass this many people and keep them entertained.
It's not about valuing anyone's opinion any more than anyone else's. People look to reviews to hear what other people might see in an album that they may not have. It's just about getting a different take, has nothing to do with wanting to agree with the reviewer or whatever you seem to think. At least not with me. He just happens to be more articulate than the average /mu/tant and his opinions come in the form of easily accessible videos. There's really not much to it.
>all of these people upset that fanty can make a living doing what he loves
>mfw imagining fanty reading this thread and laughing at how seriously you all take music reviews
he's an internet personality who people like to enjoy hearing from. i haven't agreed with a single review of his this year but he's still entertaining to listen to. sometimes (probably more often than you'd think) he turns people on to new music
sometimes i wish that he'd put more thought into talking about albums that didn't just include a track breakdown. but otherwise, listening to another passionate music listeners thoughts on stuff is just enjoyable
plus, in order for him to put out as much as he does, and truly make it something he's dedicated to, he's gotta have some sort of revenue to support it. otherwise he'd be doing it as a side thing that wouldn't grow like he'd want it to
i like to think of it as fanmandango doing it as a job and everyone else on here is doing it for free
No one on here is doing it though. Typing your inarticulate opinions on a fast moving image board is not the same as recording, editing, and uploading videos that people enjoy watching.
Not that guy but I actually do.
and yeah, roughnecking is way physically harder work than online music reviewing and Fantano prolly couldn't hack it.
That said, there's no way I could do what he does successfully. And saying he spends 2 hours twice a week on it is like saying a pro football player only works 16 hours a year. The prep time behind what you actually see is huge.
i am so sick of this stupid argument
he's an ENTERTAINER. being an entertainer is a job that's been around for hundreds of years you fucking mongoloid
>2 hours a week
you're an idiot
I said it last night and I'll say it again.
Fantano is a fat faggot bitch whore who deserves to take it up the ass
The fact that he will use this easy money to go to Tim Horton's three times a day to shovel chocolate pancakes in his face is an insult to the entire human race
I propose we ship him back to Italy so he can join his fat faggot friends
where do you work, and what do you do?
I'm the motorman on a surface rig in the Bakken
Faggots like you that can't understand being a workingman and having pride in that really piss me off
Also, how you gonna tell a man who is loving what he does and getting paid great (probably more than you, with way less education required) wages for it he's a slave?
>people actually having ethical issues with what he's doing
You people should go to Black Hat Forums and see what some people are doing to make money, you'd be appalled. Fantano is small time.
I say it's all fair game though. Used to have a nice operation myself until getting b&.
he is just another /mu/tant
if you like him because he entertains you, keep it in the youtube comments section
this is a music board and his opinion means exactly fuck all more than anyone elses here
if he was so high and mighty in his ALS ice bucket challenge video about just donating to the cause, that bald bitch better actually donate some of this Hardthony Cashtano to a good cause
>Faggots like you that can't understand being a workingman and having pride in that really piss me off
Explain to me what's there to be proud of, exactly? A job's a job, you have a job to make money, if you're not doing it for the money then it's just a hobby. And if you go full retard and spout some bullshit like I'll never understand what it feels like to sweat and get beaten up to earn my income I'll just assume you're trolling.
>Also, how you gonna tell a man who is loving what he does and getting paid great (probably more than you, with way less education required) wages for it he's a slave?
Because he has this fantasy that he's more entitled just because his work if physically demanding.
>with way less education required
Oh yes, I forgot the pride in getting less education!
>Are you Fantano?
>How much is he paying you to shill here?
I'm not getting paid.
>Are you Jewish? Pls answer
Nope, but I like when the free market works and pisses people off. :^)
No, we're all mad at some lazy fatass
>doing what he loves
Oh yeah I love gassing little kids too, shame I can't make money off it
Get over yourself Fantano. Being a lazy sack of shit is not going to be excused by the fact that you 'love what you do' or whatever
Why the fuck would you care? There's so much money going to waste in this world and you care about a random music reviewer?
Anyways, I think Fantano is a cool dude and I'm glad he can live off of his opinions.
>Explain to me what's there to be proud of, exactly?
I can't explain the pride in a job well done to someone who doesn't feel it. I'm sorry you've never had a job where you actually did something challenging and worthwhile and had reason to have pride in it. And it's not trolling or bullshit to say that there's something about physical labor that feels good despite the sweat and bruises, just like a workout or a mountain climb.
> fantasy that he's more entitled
I commented that he was wrong about this as well. He's still far from a slave, though
and my point about less education - I should have elaborated - I was thinking of less student loans and bullshit time spent learning shit with no day to day relevance
Why is everyone so angry? This i a fucking genuis idea i wouldve done it years ago if i were him
Like some guy said if 1/400th of his fan base (997 subscribers) paid for this, he would make $5000
multiply that by 12 months (one review each month) = $60,000
That's fucking insane, more than most of you will make at your jobs.
Why are people so angry? If you don't pay for it, you get the same exact content that you normally would. What the fuck are people so up in arms about?
I wouldve fucking charged $7
People are not only that gullible, they are infinitely gullible. So laugh at those gullible people and applaud the successful internet marketers who take advantage of gullible people. There's nothing else to be done.
>I can't explain the pride in a job well done to someone who doesn't feel it.
You said you took pride in being a workingman, not in the work that you do. I can sympathize with someone saying they're proud of the job they did, I just don't think that being a workingman and doing manual labor entitles you to more "pride" than someone who is not doing manual labor. As I said, a job's a job, you're doing it to earn income, if you like what you do more power to you.
>And it's not trolling or bullshit to say that there's something about physical labor that feels good despite the sweat and bruises, just like a workout or a mountain climb.
I'm sure it can feel good, but I don't believe there's more "pride" in doing manual labor rather than not.
Basically my point is that just because you're not killing yourself in your work doesn't mean you don't deserve your money any less than anyone who does. (as long as they are both performing their jobs accordingly, of course)
>paying for extra opinions that you're going to get later on anyway
It's absolutely that
100% agree, this board is pathetic
I'm sure the people who are against it are the same people who post in /daily/ threads thinking people give a shit about their opinions.This is really fucking pathetic /mu/
If some magical fairy offered you a dollar for every shitpost you made, would you take it? I'd imagine most people would.
If you honestly think that taking the offer would be considered "selling out", then that would imply you're really passionate about shitposting.
The difference is when you are working a physical job you can always take pride in the physicallity of the job, even when the job itself seems pointless.
When you're working a white collar job (and I've worked a bunch) theres really nothing to take pride in when the work seems pointless.
Like, say you're digging a ditch and then you just got to fill it back up, you can take pride in just being able to do that. After a day of sitting through pointless meetings in an office, what can you feel pride in - not falling asleep? not strangling someone?
But I agree, a job is a job, in what truly counts - earning a living to better your and your loved ones lives
>Should all of the /mu/tants make money for posting their opinions on music here?
If they can, yes.
>Why do you value Fantano's opinion over the thousands that post here for free?
Because he has a youtube channel and I am able to subscribe to him. He is not on an anonymous image board.
Is that the best you got? Because that is an awful argument.
That and "I dont get paid for my /daily/ reviews so why should he?"
This thread is top notch. Butthurt autists that hate plebtano are the only ones that complain that he shouldn't be mentioned on /mu/ because he has no cred/ has shit-tier taste, yet they still shitpost about him all the time.
top kek all the people who were against him left this thread because they realize how fucking autistic their "arguments" and how rooted in jealousy they were
i would charge $10 if i were him
If I put out enough videos people will come, so long as they're quality. Would I get as much as Fantano? Maybe not, but I could definitely get a solid following if I put the work in.
Good for him. He's offering content early for an extra $5. It's not a big deal. Regardless of his opinions, you have to respect the fact that he puts himself out there on the internets, not everyone can do that.
>if i put the work in
It's like you're denying how different you are from anthony by saying "yeah IF I PUT THE WORK IN i could get somewhere near anthony's numbers"
Willing to bet you can't even get 50,000 subscribers who give a shit about your opinion, let alone 300k
>paying to watch a /mu/tant with a webcam
i don't give a shit about him making money , the fact that people are going to do this is and regard him as some musical authority is what pisses me off
>waaaaaaaah he didn't change anything but people can give him money
>im sitting on my fatass all day barfing out heaps of memes and shitty opinions on /mu/ where is my paycheck
>why cant he not ask for money like I want him too waaaah lets boycott him
This is some /v/ level baby shit right here why are the mods not deleting this?
You're blowing things way out of proportion. If you actually care about the corruption of society by greed, getting mad about one guy making youtube videos for $5 is not the place to start.
I don't know who's the bigger jew
/mu/ for shitting their pants over 5 dollar donations
or Anthony Fannytano for asking for 5 dollar donations
I hope Anthony's concept gets so big that it puts your managements out if business and you all lose your jobs and if you don't have a job then that his companies buy out your land leave you homeless because he does a more unbiased job as any of you losers on this site and knows 10x's as much about music I will definitely be signing up for his service because I appreciate quality music journalism and I suggest you all try to get off your patrician horse and actual learn a thing or two about music from him.
>stealing music isn't greed
what the fuck did i just read
I don't plan on giving Fantano my money. But more power to him for finding people who will. I do have a problem with him claiming the only people who "give a shit" about his opinion are the ones who pay $5 for it, as he has only gotten the following he has by charging $0.00 for the same exact videos. Even that doesn't really matter though because I am not going to be one of those who buys into his idiotic argument.