Common are the stories of musicians who knew at a young age that they would be pursuing this universal craft. They tell tales of discovering an affinity to rhythms and beats when they were only kids, playing with instruments, and jotting down lyrics on sheets of paper. What is rare to find are artists who never imagined that music would play such a huge role in their lives.
Anthony Mignogna, who goes by the name of Antidote, spent his childhood playing every kind of sport. He could be seen running around and burning energy through football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, ice hockey/roller hockey, and baseball. And even though this level of engagement in sports could have easily led him to pursue the path of an athlete, Antidote soon learned that he did not want to deal with the nuances winning and losing entails.
It is still a social norm to graduate high school and enroll in college. But Antidote did not want to invest time and resources on what he knew would be futile. His report cards never boasted straight As so Antidote was certain that he would only end up dropping out of college if he made the mistake of getting into one.
Rather than incurring debt for the majority of his life, Antidote turned into the streets instead and started making music for money. And what started as a diversion from the traditional path set by society turned out to be an endeavor that Antidote would dedicate himself to.
Two years after he first tested the waters of the music industry and six months after he thoroughly invested himself into the craft, Antidote is now one of its rising stars. With tens of thousands of accumulated listeners across different music streaming platforms, he has demonstrated potential as a future mainstay.
Antidote’s Spotify, and Soundcloud channels showcase his original songs that have caught the ears of listeners all over the world, gaining hundreds of thousands of streams. His discography, composed of songs from multiple genres, clearly demonstrates his versatility as an artist and his courage to jump from one music type to another.
This independent artist hailing from Pennsylvania does not believe in sticking to one genre. And he has gained a loyal fanbase precisely for that reason. Listeners who visit his channels are guaranteed to find a song that will suit their varied taste from his impressive collection of music releases.
As a musician, he puts in the effort to bring something new to the industry, offering out-of-the-box creative outputs. Moreover, he is not only recognized for his talent but also his very apparent dedication to the craft. This perseverance is rooted in his desire to make people happy and provide for his family and friends.
This musician is also proving to be on his way to making a name for himself in the business industry. His latest venture in the form of a new brand of merch called “ihatepeople” sold out within twenty-four hours, sending across the message that his skills are not limited to being a musician.
Antidote looks forward to having his songs heard by more and more people in every corner of the world. And with his outstanding personality and impressive artistry, it will not be a surprise if he manages to achieve incredible milestones in the industry.