About John & Craig

John DeFaria is a seasoned licensing expert with close to 9,500 placements in film and television. John made his first music licensing placement in 1996. He has been working full time in the music licensing business since 200, and has become a seasoned expert on the subject.

When it comes to getting tracks licensed… understanding what’s required to make your music more licensable… and understanding the advantages and disadvantages of different licensing agreements and deals… John really has “seen and heard it all.”

Before he got into licensing, John graduated from the University of Miami and became a professional touring and session guitarist. He worked with Bob James, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (7 years), Phil Ramone, Kenny Loggins, Ambrosia, George Duke, Maurice White, Jon Anderson of Yes and New Age artist Kitaro, as well as others.

John co-wrote the Miami Sound Machine’s hit song “Get on Your Feet,” which made it up to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Adult Contemporary charts. It also won an ASCAP pop award… and the Miami Sound Machine won an American Music Award for the song, for favorite rock & pop group.

During his licensing career John won a Golden Reel award for his score to National Geographic’s “And Man Created Dog” and an ASCAP screen award for his theme to “Mike Tyson’s Mysteries.”

John lives in Culver City, California, with his wife Chaille and their three sons. John enjoys family time, fitness including biking, crossfit and yoga… cooking and playing a round of golfhere and there.

Craig Garber is the host of the popular podcast and YouTube channel, “Everyone Loves Guitar”. Starting from zero, and with absolutely no contacts or background in the music industry, Craig has grown “Everyone Loves Guitar” into the largest long-form musician’s interview show, with close to 900 guests in 5 years. The show has had over 2.4 million audio downloads, 2.1 million YouTube views – and according to Voxalyze, is in the top 1% of all podcasts.

Originally from The Bronx, Craig started his career working as a CPA in New York City. Since 2000, he has been a marketing consultant and copywriter, working with over 300 clients in more than 110 different industries.

Craig consults primarily on lead generation, as well as sales, marketing & communication strategies and has written direct-response ad copy on over 4,000 online and offline ads, emails, webinars, postcards, teleseminars, sales letters, and other media. He is the author of How to Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers. For 10 years, he wrote and published Seductive Selling, a paid for monthly offline direct-response sales, marketing, and copyrighting subscription newsletter, with readership in 30 countries, world-wide.

Craig enjoys spending time with his family, music, playing guitar, fitness, street photography, traveling, fishing, good cigars & good coffee, and an occasional whisky or bourbon. Craig and his wife of 30 years live in Tampa, Florida. They have 3 children and too many cats!

Here’s a small handful of the close to 9,500 placements John DeFaria has made:
Harpo ProductionsThe Oprah Winfrey Show, Super Soul Sunday, The Doctor OZ Show
Warner Bros.Extra, TMZ, Ellen, Crime Watch Daily, Judge Mathis, Tyra Banks Show, Ninja Assassin
Warner Bros. PremierThe Dukes of Hazzard 2
Audio EngineMid First Bank Left Behind Games
Reel One EntertainmentDead on Campus, Mommy’s Little Girl, Killer Crush, Killing Daddy Futuristic Films
Lionsgate FilmsThe Shack
Music LibrariesMegatrax, Atomica, Bedheads, Audio Network, Crimesonics, Killer Tracks, Stash Box Music, North Music Group, Pitch Hammer Music, Sonoton Production Music, Estefan Productions Direct TV
Jean Michelle Cousteau Ocean AdventuresVoyage to Kure, Gray Whale Obstacle Course,
Sharks at Risk, America’s Underwater Treasures, Beluga Whales Divergent Music
BravoMillion Dollar Listing shows Lifetime Channel
Blast ManagementSpin the Wheel Oral B
Subaru spotsForester, Lance Armstrong,
Stillman FilmsBuckshot
Pupstar PicturesPupstar
National GeographicAnd Man Created Dog
Tristar Pictures3 Ninjas High Noon at Mega Mountain
Dark Castle EntertainmentOrphan
World International NetworkFacing the Enemy
Needle Dee ProductionsParks and Recreation
20th Century FoxTooth Fairy 2
BBC Worldwide AmericasDancing with The Stars
New Line CinemaRaise Your Voice
19 EntertainmentAmerican Idol
Scream FilmsHearsay: Live in your Living Room
Mysterious ProductionsThe Stepdaughter
Brockwell Macnamara EntertainmentThe Cutting Edge-Going for the Gold, Treehouse
Hostage, Even Stevens, That’s So Raven, Beyond the Break
Brainstorm MediaKid Cop
Fox Television AnimationAmerican Dad
E EntertainmentE Investigates
Spike TVUltimate Fighter
ABC TelevisionDance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
Fox Television Trading Spouses, Renovate My Family
Pilgrim Films & TelevisionAmerican Casino
Newmarket FilmsThe Nines
Dimension FilmsThe Promotion
Disney FilmsAmerica’s Heart and Soul
Discovery ChannelAmerican Chopper
ABCThe Bachelor Fox Sports
34 ProductionsCities of the Underworld
HGTVHouse Hunters