“The Veteran is about all the veterans who might not get any recognition but they are a critical part of our country. We would not have the freedom we do without them.” – @sarantosmelogia
Episode #273 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax
Money can only be so fulfilling…
It’s a dream many chase but it’s often a false ideal that will never love you back. Such displaced affection can waste many years of ones life. For Sarantos, the fact that his email list has grown from 4,000 last December to almost 16,000 as of this November is unbelievable. The fact that so many fans have opted in and want to receive an email from him every month is pretty darn cool. Fans have trusted Sarantos and he will do everything he can to make his email something the vast majority of the fans continue to open every month.
Despite the momentum and continued traction, Sarantos still has not turned a profit since he gives away all his songs, videos and books for free and everything costs money to make. That said, Sarantos decided to donate $2,000 anyway to the various charities that he has named for the songs released so far. It’s not much but every little bit counts. Sarantos hopes that this number will continue to increase as the journey continues.
As per the routine Sarantos has established, the 2nd CD “Close Your Eyes” with 11 original songs will drop on November 17th, 2015. Since fans have grown to expect surprises, Sarantos is proud to announce yet another one. On November 27th (Black Friday) a special CD called “Best Solo Instrumentals – Vol. 1” will be released. And let’s not forget the 2nd book which parallels the songs on the album and is the 2nd book of this fiction/fantasy trilogy.
All of these can also be ordered direct from the website as an exclusive limited edition autographed copy. Purchasing there will automatically sign you up for a free raffle with a lot of fan extras like a chance to have dinner with Sarantos. http://www.melogia.com/
The song is about all the veterans who might not get any recognition but they are a critical part of our country. We would not have the freedom we do without them. I tried to put myself in a veteran’s position and think about what emotions they would be feeling. Would they feel under-appreciated? Lied to? Not recognized like they should?
During the music video, it really hit home what they have done for us. Despite what our specific feelings are about our country, the military or war, there should be no question that we should at least respect any veterans decision to serve their country. They also serve us, whether we realize it or not.
Sarantos finally released his long-awaited and eagerly anticipated 1st solo artist music album on November 18th 2014. The diversity on this CD was crazy as Sarantos tackled almost every genre imaginable ranging from pop, rock, jazz, rap and country.
One week later on Black Friday Sarantos also released a Christmas album. This was a wonderful collection of 4 brand new original Christmas songs, 10 covers of Christmas classics and 9 inspirational Christmas short stories. Families will enjoy listening to this CD every Christmas season…
Sarantos music has received rave reviews and he relishes this chance to pursue his life long dream. Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as “an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!”
Sarantos currently has over 1.4M Social Media followers and is rated #6 on Reverbnation in the pop genre worldwide. Sarantos performed at the Toronto Music Festival on May 6th to a sold out live audience.
Sarantos was nominated for 2 awards for the 2014 International Music & Entertainments Awards for the categories of “Rock Song of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year”.
With recorded hits and new tunes waiting to be released every single month until the day he dies, Sarantos music screams success and stimulates an overdue conversation in the changing music industry. Sarantos loyal music fans continue to show their support by proudly showing off Sarantos merchandise and staying tuned into Sarantos daily down-to-earth and very real social media revelations. His songs are being broadcast every day on various radios stations around the world. Sarantos continues to do interviews around the world every single week and fans can listen in to some of them on his YouTube page. Let’s not forget his funny, sarcastic, witty and genuine music videos that leave his fans not knowing what to expect next.
There will be plenty of continued buzz throughout the year as Sarantos strives to release something for his fans every single week! Every year until the day he dies, Sarantos will release a new song on the 1st Tuesday of every month, a new music video on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, a chapter from his fiction/fantasy book on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and a new Whiteboard video on the 4th Tuesday of every month. A new CD will then be released every November.
Sarantos has been writing lyrics since 4th grade and is passionate about the words he puts to the music. Music was always in his blood. Music was always a passion and much more than a hobby. Sarantos has written over 2,000 songs!
Having undergone several personal challenges with Sarantos’ father passing away four years ago after a long hard-fought battle with lung cancer, dealing with personal health issues like asthma and allergies which affected his singing style, going thru life’s ups & downs, the timing was finally right. And so it began. Sarantos main motivation remains, however, to raise money for charity.
33% of any music related sales are going straight to charity!
Sarantos has always been inclined to help people in need and is proud to launch his music as a way to donate a portion of proceeds to charity, hopefully inspiring other artists to do the same. Just a few of the charities chosen so far include American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, St Jude’s, Hellenic Academy, ASERF, American Red Cross, Salvaton Army, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Medical School, Thanioton Society & the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Apple App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sarantos/id887879221?mt=8
Sarantos Jango : http://www.jango.com/music/Sarantos?l=0
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00HDITFBW?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Sarantos&index=digital-music&search-type=ss CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sarantos
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Sarantos?id=Axqsqckstzcugmg6tmymkiu7iuy
Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24921651-not-where-i-wanna-be