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 2000, 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, heard, and done 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 golf, here 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 2.5 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 the occasional whisky or bourbon. Craig and his wife of 30 years live in Tampa, Florida. They have 3 children and w-a-a-y too many cats!
Here’s a small sample of some of the placements
John DeFaria has made in music licensing:
|Harpo Productions||The 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. Premier||The Dukes of Hazzard 2|
|Audio Engine||Mid First Bank Left Behind Games|
|Reel One Entertainment||Dead on Campus, Mommy’s Little Girl, Killer Crush, Killing Daddy Futuristic Films|
|Lionsgate Films||The Shack|
|Music Libraries||Megatrax, 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 Adventures||Voyage to Kure, Gray Whale Obstacle Course,|
Sharks at Risk, America’s Underwater Treasures, Beluga Whales Divergent Music
|Bravo||Million Dollar Listing shows Lifetime Channel|
|Blast Management||Spin the Wheel Oral B|
|Subaru spots||Forester, Lance Armstrong,|
|National Geographic||And Man Created Dog|
|Tristar Pictures||3 Ninjas High Noon at Mega Mountain|
|Dark Castle Entertainment||Orphan|
|World International Network||Facing the Enemy|
|Needle Dee Productions||Parks and Recreation|
|20th Century Fox||Tooth Fairy 2|
|BBC Worldwide Americas||Dancing with The Stars|
|New Line Cinema||Raise Your Voice|
|19 Entertainment||American Idol|
|Scream Films||Hearsay: Live in your Living Room|
|Mysterious Productions||The Stepdaughter|
|Brockwell Macnamara Entertainment||The Cutting Edge-Going for the Gold, Treehouse|
Hostage, Even Stevens, That’s So Raven, Beyond the Break
|Brainstorm Media||Kid Cop|
|Fox Television Animation||American Dad|
|E Entertainment||E Investigates|
|Spike TV||Ultimate Fighter|
|ABC Television||Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann|
|Fox Television||Trading Spouses, Renovate My Family|
|Pilgrim Films & Television||American Casino|
|Newmarket Films||The Nines|
|Dimension Films||The Promotion|
|Disney Films||America’s Heart and Soul|
|Discovery Channel||American Chopper|
|ABC||The Bachelor Fox Sports|
|34 Productions||Cities of the Underworld|