(Last Updated On: September 22, 2018)
The Needle Drop Net Worth (Anthony Fantano) – $750,000
TheNeedleDrop is a popular music related YouTube channel created by Anthony Fantano who hails from Connecticut, United States. He has an estimated net worth of $750,000. His content is mainly doing reviews on the latest in rock, pop, electronic, metal, hip hop and experimental music.
Fantano started his career in the mid 2000s as a music director for the Southern Connecticut State University college radio station. He started working on The Needle Drop at the college radio station and worked at a pizza restaurant as a side job. In 2011, he went full time on The Needle Drop. He is a vegan, having grown into the diet since becoming vegetarian when he was around 18.
How Much Money Does The Needle Drop Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 450 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 300,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $550 per day ($200,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, ad engagement etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads o the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.
Anthony makes extra income through his other channel known as Fantano and his website.