(b Montona, Istria, c.1480; d after 1538). Italian music publisher and composer. He was active in Rome and Venice, where he was the main business competitor of Ottaviano Petrucci. Whereas Petrucci printed music using multiple impressions, however, Antico printed in one impression from woodblocks cut by himself. He mainly published secular music, including several books of frottolas, and madrigals by such composers as Arcadelt and Verdelot. His few sacred publications include motets by Willaert.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.