As much as I love working with actors and actresses, it's so cool to see fans on set. They have a naive giddiness to them. They are so thrilled for the opportunity!
Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Sarantos Releases New Music Video For Singer-Songwriter Folk Song "A Missión of Heart" That Features Several Fans From The Street.
Sarantos is well known among fans for not having an ad agency to the dirty work. Sarantos takes pride in responding directly to fans on all of his social media ventures and daily posts have a legitimate substance to them. That's why, when Sarantos asks fans if they want to be in a music video, there is usually a flood of emails, even on short notice. Fans cherish the meet and greet as well as the opportunity to be featured in a viral music video.
While Sarantos is not an A list artist, fans appreciate the genuineness of the message and the down-to-earth and humble nature of his style. Clearly not pursuing a music career for the money, there is a powerful simplicity to both the music and the videos that makes fans respond to the real message behind the person and the song. While other artists might have fans in the background of their videos with no clear role or purpose, Sarantos continues to put fans in the limelight. Fans are directly on the big screen right next to him.
Sarantos also encourages fans to take 5 minutes out of their day to do something nice for those less fortunate. Sarantos tries to lead by example and urges all musicians to join this humane cause. Together, a difference can be made. As Sarantos routinely says on radio interviews, how much money do you really need? How many new cars do you truly need? There are many in the world that do not have the basic necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter. How many of us can say we really are in that dire of a situation??
"To say I love my fans would be the understatement of the century" says Sarantos. "As I continue to grow, I hope one day to send out a casting call via social media and just have fans meet up with me at a certain location to participate in my music videos. As much as I love working with actors and actresses, it's so cool to see fans on set. They have a naive giddiness to them. They are so thrilled for the opportunity and will basically do anything I want. Of course, I would never put them in harm's way or any compromising unflattering situations. It also gives them a special behind the scenes appreciation of the making of my videos, the storyboard and the thought process. Some of them have been super creative and I have actually used their ideas. At the same time, they get to tell all their friends and families that they are now famous. They are just a joy to work with!"
Sarantos won the Akademia LA Music Awards in March 2015 for:
- Best Rock Music Video for “We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve”
- Best Pop Rock Album for “Not Where I Wanna Be”
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”.
Even without a label or radio promoters, Sarantos song “What If I Never See You Again” was ranked #158 on the majors list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts for the week ending in 4-25-15. It’s hard to believe but yes, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson were ranked #1 with “Uptown Funk”. On the independent charts, Sarantos was ranked #2.
33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to Heart to Heart International.
Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access and providing humanitarian development worldwide. They engage volunteers, collaborate with partners and deploy resources to achieve this mission.
They imagine a world in which every person has access to a healthy life and every community has the capacity to make that access a reality. They believe that sustained access to health sets the foundation for individual and community development. In everything they do, they work to broaden access to healthcare services and build capacity for health. It’s a lofty vision, but they take a step closer to it every day through support from others.
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 and 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 the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, St Jude's, Hellenic Academy, American Red Cross, Salvaton Army, Children's Hospital of Chicago...
The website, Melogia (which in Greek means "with words") was established by Sarantos, an aspiring singer and song writer.
*Because Sarantos wants his music shared throughout the world, fans can always find all of his songs, lyric sheets, videos and books on his website for free at https://www.melogia.com/music.html. He openly gives everyone the right to share his song mp3s for free with anyone they want via email or any of the social media platforms.
Sarantos Mission or Goal:
"My goal when you listen to one of my songs is very simple. I want you to feel the need to:
-Dance or move to the groove
-Play the song over and over again"
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